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Newton Athletic Park

Orchard Commons

Engineering Student Centre

Foot of Lonsdale Public Plaza

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Redevelopment

Corduroy Road

McBurney Lane

Mid Main Park

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.


Field Trip Friday – Landscape Stone Supply

Today, Hapsters caught some afternoon sun at Landscape Stone Supply in Burnaby. Diane showed us around as it was many of our first time there. We saw a wide variety of pavers, stepping stones, cobble, treads, boulders, furnishings, and statues. Some of the more interesting moments included a mysterious giant pinkish rock from China, and discovering some beautiful green-hued local Squamish stone. Next stop: the Squamish stone quarry?

Whistler Neighbourhood Improvement Project = field trips to Whistler!

3DS, Hapa, and Dennis Boyle have been chosen to work on the Whistler Neighbourhood Improvements project. The objective to this project is to create memorable landmarks, amplifying and clarifying the pedestrian experience in Whistler for locals and tourists.  A series of sculptural gateposts are placed at entrances and thresholds throughout the village.

On Monday, the team took a field trip up to Whistler with actual sized mock ups and wheeled them around to test various locations.  The mock ups are cardboard and they look great, I’m excited to see the final product!  Keep an eye out for these landmarks coming soon to Whistler and let us know what you think!

The objects will be made out of ‘folded’ sheets of Corten and an interior translucent polycarbonate sign panel with an embedded graphic image to create a 3-d element that can be viewed at all angles.



Hapa Collaborative
403 – 375 West Fifth Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Y 1J6
+ 1 604 909 4150

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