Vancouver, BC

Vancouver real estate marketing guru Bob Rennie commissioned us to design the conversion of the heritage Wing Sang building to house his private art collection and the offices of Rennie Marketing Systems.

The project required a sensitive insertion of gallery and office space into the brick shell of a cluster of three brick buildings (the oldest built in 1889). The structure originally housed the large family and enterprise of Yip Sang, who owned much of Vancouver’s early Chinatown.

Size: 25,000 SF

Completed: 2009

Michael Green, Project Principal
Michelle Biggar, Project Principal
project by mcfarlane green biggar architecture + design
base building architecture by francl architecture

Completed in fall 2009, the renovation required working with a number of stakeholders for the project and a shared commitment to the preservation and revitalization of the overall Chinatown neighborhood.