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.


Westbank’s first mixed-use project opens in Richmond


First project with James K.M. Cheng Architects


Ironwood shopping centre opens


First major piece of public art by American Artist Dale Chihuly


First project with Henriquez Partners Architects


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


Diana Thater’s art piece defines Vancouver’s skyline


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


Establishing a higher watermark for rental buildings in Vancouver


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


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.