“I’ve known Gair Williamson for 20+ years and worked with him as one of the most skilled architects in this part of the country in planning and designing inner-City housing developments. He understands neighbourhoods and what make them special. He is a master of urban context. He is meticulous at interpreting complex rules and following them closely to produce beautifully designed multi-family housing and mixed—use buildings that work for the community.“
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First Rental 100 project, 25 foot site - 9 storeys topping off
Every Saturday, contributing design editor Anya Georgijevic highlights chic interiors and homeowners for Globe Style’s Favourite Room feature. This week, she asks 10 of Canada’s top designers and architects to call out the space that, for better or worse, inspires them most.
GAIR WILLIAMSON, GAIR WILLIAMS ON ARCHITECTS, CHAPELLE NOTRE DAME DU HAUT, RONCHAMP, FRANCE
“I dream of this space still, 40 years on,” says Vancouver-based architect Gair Williamson of the Le Corbusier-designed chapel that continues to draw 80,000 architecture lovers each year. While Williamson has never directly referenced this legendary building in his own work, the visceral experience of visiting it forever influences his perception of interior spaces and the power they can hold. “A polychromy of light pours through the south wall in the manner of the great Gothic cathedrals and directs your gaze to the left and the altar, while the bowed ceiling moves you to genuflection.”
Gair speaking on Pacific North West design culture at the IDS West September 2014, Vancouver, Canada.
Edible At The Market, a wood, glass and concrete full service restaurant on Granville Island was featured in Scout Magazine as one of The Top Ten New Restaurants of 2011.
135 Keefer St., has been awarded Best Overall Architecture in enRoute Magazine's 2011 Hotel Design Awards. The magazine focused on exceptional hotel design by Canadian architects and interior designers.
The Cordova Street Stables has been awarded a 2011 Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia Award in Architecture.
Salt Cellar Restaurant, located beneath Salt Tasting Room in Blood Alley, has been highlighted in the newly published 'Guide to Contemporary Architecture in Vancouver'.
Judas Goat Taberna opened in Blood Alley in May. The bar features Spanish Tapas and has been reviewed in the Globe and Mail.