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Terra Nova Play Experience

Mid Main Park

Foot of Lonsdale Public Plaza

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Redevelopment

Richmond Railway Corridor

Harbourside Overpass

McBurney Lane

Orchard Commons

Edgemont Village Design Guidelines

Hillcrest Riley Parks

Newton Athletic Park

Market Lane (Figure Ground)

Hapa Collaborative is a landscape architecture and urban design practice established with placemaking, attentiveness and collaboration in mind.

We see each project as an opportunity to partner, dream big and synthesize ideas wrought from many, often opposing, influences.  Our goal is to evoke the poetry of the place and in doing so reveal something delightful but perhaps previously unseen.  Most of all, we consider Hapa to be a contemporary voice for landscape architecture and a small, agile and fresh alternative to traditional firms.

Hapa Collaborative works within the full breadth of scales from master plans to pocket parks, civic spaces to private residences, streetscapes to green roofs.  However we specifically enjoy addressing the leftover spaces between buildings, applying the principles of landscape urbanism to city-building, site design and community consultation. We like to explore new methods and materials, forge new relationships and ultimately create places that people remember.

Hapa means many things: half, mixed, or hybrid; originally a pejorative term for someone of part Asian ethnicity and, by extension, anything shaped by the collision of cultural influences. Hapa can be defined as an intentional disturbance – an explosion – that creates space for something new.  It is an apt description of Vancouver’s cosmopolitan complexity and an emblem of our own profession’s mixed pedigree: landscape and architecture, art and science, nature and culture. Hapa is also a Japanese word for ‘leaf.’

Our studio of ten designers is a daily collaboration between people with different backgrounds and training, and a mix of skills and specialization.  We love the fact that this mix is present in our design process and is often realized in the final design direction in our work.  Read more about each of our Hapsters through the link below.

Team

Nothing beats a hand drawn illustration.

With all this technology, we still like pull out the colouring pens once in awhile and do things the traditional way.  Hand drawn illustration by Joseph Fry of the Orchard House for a very dear client of ours.

Loving our Hapa Swell Bottles!

Hapa Collaborative
403 – 375 West Fifth Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1J6
+ 1 604 909 4150
info@hapacobo.com

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