clients include Statements of Significance, Heritage
Assessments, Character Assessments, and
Conservation Plans. I am a registered professional member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Planners (CAHP).
of Significance (SoS) are a standardized document used
by city officials and others to record the values of a building or
site but they are not intended to be a comprehensive history or
documentation. Values-based assessments are neutral and do not pass
judgement on the design, condition, or history but place the site
in the context of its surroundings and define its character
Assessments: are relatively simple documents required
for pre-1940s houses in Vancouver. They record the condition of a
site, the surviving heritage elements while noting renovations and
loss of character based on a seven point system developed by the
City of Vancouver.
Assessments: are comprehensive documents that assess a
site's development history, building condition, renovations,
heritage character and more. They are required in Vancouver for
houses situated in the Shaughnessy district.
Conservation Plans: the condition of a building, capture the
Character Defining Elements (often provided by an existing SoS) and
provides a road map for how those elements will be handled and
treated in the development. The plan also provides a guide for
making new elements fit with an existing
Work: As a
consultant I have written a Lighting Strategy for Chinatown
(2008), co-authored Chinatown's application for National Historic Site status
(2010), along with international planning prize submissions. Recent
projects have included Chinatown's iconic HoHo restaurant, the Barclay Grocery and projects
in the Kootenays, including the Fernie Heritage Strategy.