Architectural rendering by PFS Studio

Ken Spencer Science Park

¶ Design & Project Management
¶ May 2011

The Ken Spencer Science Park at Science World British Columbia is a 35,000 sq-ft, $7.5 million outdoor space featuring interactive exhibits exploring topics related to sustainability. As the Design/Project Manager, I was responsible for managing the design development of the project, which included both the landscaping, contents, graphics and exhibits within the park, as well as the renovation of the 65,000 sq-ft of transportation corridors and public space surrounding it. 

Managing and working with a large team of design, architectural and engineering consultants — and of course the City of Vancouver — I shepherded the project from the initial concept to development approval.

Housing Exhibit by Public C+A

Photo gallery featuring north and south views of park, chicken coop, urban agriculture area, and the Waste and Housing exhibits.

This project would not have been possible without the incredible effort and contributions of the consultants and management team. Special mention goes to the SW VP of Major Projects, Kevin Kearns, as well as John Bretschneider, Chris Phillips, Nastaran Moradinejad and Tim Knight for making this park happen.

General Contractor and Construction Management: Heatherbrae Construction

Landscape Architecture: Phillips Farvaag Smallenburg Studio (or PFS)

Architecture: Public Communication + Architecture

Design Consultants: Turner Exhibits (Water & Transportation), Huttinger Exhibits (Energy), PFS and Duncan Martin (Food), R&S Productions (Waste), Public C + A (Housing), Urban Visuals (Bike Exhibit), Working Format (graphics), EOS Lightmedia (lighting)

Engineer Consultants: Falcon (electrical), Bush Bolhman (structural), Cobalt (mechanical), Binnie (civil), Bunt (traffic management), Hemmera (environmental), 3SI Risk Strategies (security)

Science World: Kevin Kearns, John Bretschneider, Talent Pun, Linda Flegel, Georgia Ohm, Saylor Bale, Nicolas Lypowy, Brian Bazett, Lesley Evans Ogdens, Hana Denethelsen, Yukiko Stranger-Jones