Body of Work

The goal of the firm is to create a body of work that is improving the cities we practice in while incorporating a high degree of artistry. 

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.

1994

Westbank’s first mixed-use project opens in Richmond

1996

First project with James K.M. Cheng Architects

1998

Ironwood shopping centre opens

1998

First major piece of public art by American Artist Dale Chihuly

2002

First project with Henriquez Partners Architects

2005

Westbank's first project in Victoria, B.C., including completing an adjacent park for the City.

2005

Diana Thater’s art piece defines Vancouver’s skyline

2008

First project in southern U.S.A

2008

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

2008

Opens in inner harbour of Victoria

2009

Designed by James K.M.Cheng Architects, The Falls features a series of cascading waterfalls from the top of the taller tower to grade

2009

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.

2010

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

2012

Westbank creates a new model for achievable home ownership

2012

Westbank brings architectural excellence by Henriquez Partners Architects to Vancouver's Westside with homes featuring panoramic views.

2012

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

2013

“the most beautiful building I have ever designed” – Gregory Henriquez

2014

Perhaps the most architecturally beautiful grocery store in Canada with luxury residences above offering the best of Vancouver Westside Living

2014

Establishing a higher watermark for rental buildings in Vancouver

2015

Westbank and TELUS partner to bring this next-generation mixed-use development to market

2016

The first fantastically designed and executed project to this Vancouver community — and it’s surprisingly affordable

2016

Taking inspiration from the vibrant Chinatown neighbourhood, 188 Keefer was thoughtfully designed by renowned architect, W.T. Leung

2017

Set to change Calgary’s downtown skyline – our second project with BIG

2018

BIG’s (Bjarke Ingels Group) first project in Canada

2020

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.