Southgate City is a 52-acre landmark community coming to Burnaby, BC, shaped by magnificent glass towers and lush garden homes. IBI Group developed the master plan, led the rezoning process, directed the consultant team, and is now providing architecture services for the first phases of the community.
ClientLedingham McAllister Properties
A new, vibrant community is coming to Burnaby
Southgate City is a pedestrian-oriented, transit-connected, masterplanned development coming to Burnaby, BC. Located on a former 52-acre industrial site, the space will be transformed into a community with five distinct neighbourhoods encircling a new, five-acre city park. Located only three blocks away from Edmonds SkyTrain station, residents can easily connect to all of Metro Vancouver from this energetic, cohesive community. IBI Group developed the master plan, led the rezoning process, directed the consultant team, and is now designing the community’s first phases.
Built in multiple phases over 15-20 years, Southgate City will have over 5.8 million sq. ft. of residential floor area, including 20 towers between 24- and 46-storeys high, 200,000 sq. ft. of commercial space, and almost 40 percent of the total site allocated to open space, including a major city park with extensive water features.
The community boasts a significant public realm comprised of a lake-edge private road, bicycle and pedestrian paths, and interior courtyards with vehicular drop-offs. Small parks and open urban spaces will be integrated throughout the surrounding areas to provide contiguous connections throughout the various neighbourhoods to the surrounding community.
Director – Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Martin Bruckner is a well-known Certified Professional in Vancouver and a recognized expert in the building code. For over 35 years, Martin has led award-winning residential, hotel, and mixed use projects in Vancouver, Calgary, Portland and San Diego. His portfolio features a wide range of architectural services from master planning to renovations, public consultation, and visioning processes. Martin is particularly skilled in handling municipal approvals, producing construction documents, managing consultant activity, and orchestrating the complex elements required to complete a project from beginning to end.
Director, Landscape Architect
Stuart Jones is head of the Vancouver-based urban design practice. Trained in landscape architecture, his professional experience spans over 20 years and includes work on both the development and the planning sides of the business. His projects have ranged from downtown infill sites to large master planned communities in locations across North America, Asia, Scandinavia, and the Middle East. He is skilled at creating a compelling story and sense of place for projects, which he communicates through drawings, standards, guidelines, and zoning. He has a strong understanding of the key issues affecting development including building types, street design, transit, servicing and the public realm, and he is an effective manager of the specialists in these fields.