YVR Airport Station Vancouver International Airport

Vancouver, BC, Canada-2010 Winter Olympics

While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning

As the starting point of the new Canada Line rapid transit route built for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the YVR-Airport Station features the largest green wall in North America, sweeping west coast views, and a direct connection to the city of Vancouver.

The YVR-Airport Station is all about connections. This is one of the first impressions visitors get of British Columbia and Canada by not only getting people to and from Vancouver quickly and safely, but to connect them emotionally to the city and the entire Province. Wrapped in structural glass, the station platform reinforces visual connections between the land, sea, and sky of B.C. - the key elements that make up the Vancouver Airport Authority’s (YVR) thematic master plan. The $25 million YVR Airport Station sits 18m off the ground straddling Grant McConachie Way, the main roadway in and out of YVR. From the platform visitors can see across the main airport runways to the North Shore Mountains.

On the north side of the building, a 18m high and 12m wide green wall offers a living gateway for passengers entering the YVR-Airport Station. The wall is composed entirely of local flora.

Role: Associate-In-Charge / Project Architect-Design / Project Manager


Vancouver International Airport Domestic Terminal Expansion

Hold Bag Screening Expansion + Level 3/4 Addition

Vancouver, British Columbia-2010 Winter Olympics

While with Kasian Architecture, Interior Design and Planning

The Hold Bag Screening Expansion (HBS) + Level 3/4 Domestic Terminal Expansion represents a key strategic expansion element of Vancouver International Airports 20 year master plan. The Hold Bag Screening expansion brought the airport into elevated compliance with CATSA standards for airport security. The project entailed a complete overhaul of the baggage system through a design-build process with system manufacturers, integrating new CTX scanners, significant upgrades to airport infrastructure including redundant power, seismic upgrades, fire suppression, and mechanical systems.

The Level 3 / 4 Expansion was an addition over the HBS effectively expanding the customer service amenities in the Domestic Terminal and providing expanded corporate airport offices.

Both these integrated projects were initiated to service the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. The Level 3/4 Expansion created a new sterile corridor connecting the Domestic Terminal to the International Terminal, a food court and airside observation area with an interpretive centre and increased public service amenities and retail.

Role: Associate in Charge / Project Architect-Design / Project Manager