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Rochester Park

800 Block Robson Street

Northeast False Creek Urban Design Framework

The Megabench & Foot of Lonsdale Public Plaza

Shipyards Lot 5 Redevelopment

Vancouver Art Gallery North Plaza Redevelopment

University of Victoria Master Plan Update

The Megaphone: Jim Deva Plaza Speaker’s Corner

Kawaki Boatworks Park

Hillcrest & Riley Parks

Terra Nova Play Experience

Orchard Commons

Ponderosa Commons

McBurney Lane

Evergreen Line Station Plazas

Sun Hop Park

Richmond Railway Corridor

Corduroy Road

Harbourside Overpass

Market Lane

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 sixteen 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 Team link below or check out our video about Why We Design.

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Rochester Park Opens

We’re pleased to announce that Rochester Park officially had a ribbon cutting on Tuesday afternoon. Located in the Maillairdville neighbourhood in Coquitlam, the playground has 3 programming zones that are comprised of an improved water play area, sand play area, new swings, climbing structures, a large tunnel slide, skate area, picnic areas and more. It was great to see a lot of the project team, family, friends and public attend the opening and enjoy the park. Thanks to the City of Coquitlam for inviting us!

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Hapster summer social celebrates 8 years

Earlier this month, Hapa held an annual summer social at Hillcrest & Riley Parks. To celebrate a year of hard work as well as 8 years of Hapa being in practice, Hapsters and family members (including Hapster alumni) enjoyed a game of California kickball. At sundown, the team switched gears to spectate the Canadians and Volcanoes game in the stands.

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Here’s to many more successful years!

Many thanks to our Events Committee for organising and Jack and Louise for helping us capture the afternoon fun for those that were able to participate.

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

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