Established in 1992, Westbank is one of North America’s leading developers, with over $25 billion of real estate projects constructed or currently under development. Westbank projects have consistently led their markets because of design innovation – the creation of value through ideas. The core of Westbank’s mission is to create a body of work with a high degree of artistry that helps foster more equitable and beautiful cities.
Westbank’s first mixed-use project opens in Richmond
First project with James K.M. Cheng Architects
Ironwood shopping centre opens
First project with Henriquez Partners Architects
Westbank's first project in Victoria, B.C., including completing an adjacent park for the City.
First project in southern U.S.A
Shangri-la Vancouver – Vancouver’s tallest structure and Westbank’s first hotel and creates Vancouver Art Gallery’s OffSite – a rotating program of innovative artwork
Opens in inner harbour of Victoria
Considered one of the more important events in Vancouver’s history and combined with the major public art piece - Stan Douglas’ Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971 photograph recharges the old centre of the City.
Designed by James K.M.Cheng Architects, The Falls features a series of cascading waterfalls from the top of the taller tower to grade
Canada’s top hotel opens for the 2010 Winter Olympics and British Artist Liam Gillick’s installation “….lying on top of the building the clouds looks no nearer than when I was lying on the street” integrates art and architecture
Westbank creates a new model for achievable home ownership
Westbank’s first project in Toronto opens with the Shangri-la Hotel, Momofuku and Soho House
Zhang Huan’s Rising reinforces University Avenue as Canada’s most ceremonial street
Westbank brings architectural excellence by Henriquez Partners Architects to Vancouver's Westside with homes featuring panoramic views.
“the most beautiful building I have ever designed” – Gregory Henriquez
Establishing a higher watermark for rental buildings in Vancouver
Perhaps the most architecturally beautiful grocery store in Canada with luxury residences above offering the best of Vancouver Westside Living
Westbank and TELUS partner to bring this next-generation mixed-use development to market
The first fantastically designed and executed project to this Vancouver community — and it’s surprisingly affordable
Taking inspiration from the vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood, 188 Keefer was thoughtfully designed by renowned architect, W.T. Leung
Set to change Calgary’s downtown skyline – our second project with BIG
BIG’s (Bjarke Ingels Group) first project in Canada
JOYCE is tailored to fit the community, adding vibrancy to the neighborhood’s streetscape and honoring the area’s heritage.
The design of 1550 Alberni Street is shaped by its environment. The 43-storey tower is carved by two emphatic scoops that form deep balconies furnished in wood. In both instances, the carvings create semi-enclosures that strengthen their relations to the street and to the views – to its urban and geographic context while optimizing neighbouring views past the project.
Building upon the transformative projects we have built over the past 25 years, The Butterfly represents our latest effort to create a lasting contribution to our city. Every day we fight for beauty and The Butterfly is our most beautiful work to date.
It started out as an idea, manifested as lines in a two-dimensional paper world where anything is possible. Bringing it to life brought challenges that at times seemed insurmountable. But challenges are the fuel of progress, and every breakthrough needs a barrier to overcome.