Body of Work

Merrick Architecture
Landscape Architect
PFS Studio
Project Size
256, 759

Sewell’s Marina along with architect Paul Merrick met with a group of Horseshoe Bay community leaders in 2009 to create a vision for the Sewell’s Marina. This culminated in a partnership with Westbank and a rezoning application in May 2015.

Previously a surface parking lot serving the marina, the site is largely underused for much of the year. This project seeks to revitalize the property and support the viability of the marina operations over the long term through the development of terraced residential units and small scale commercial uses at grade.

The proposal will include approximately 158 new residential units and small commercial uses, both marine and non-marine related. It also seeks to maintain the West Coast Village feel of the Bay through a number of design features, which includes six style varying buildings including a series of cottage-inspired 2 level townhomes that have been massed to respect the topography of the site, an enhanced public realm that celebrates the Horseshoe bay waterfront and focuses on pedestrian connections to the neighbouring park, and landscape and pedestrian areas that will be treated like a European village with elements such as a cobbled/textured stoned “piazza” and grassed/green common areas to encourage public gathering through an open and accessible design.


Presentation Gallery

Horseshoe Bay Presentation Gallery
501 - 1067 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
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Open 7 days a week, by private appointment


Emilie Lok
Westbank - Commercial Leasing
601-1067 W Cordova St
Vancouver BC




True luxury is deep, holistic and authentic. It is lasting and complements nature. It does not try to compete with it but rather embraces it. At its roots, the architectural genre known as West Coast Modernism represents these values.

Some of the world’s most acclaimed townscapes are at the juncture of verdant mountains with rocky seashores. At the eastern end of the Italian Riviera is Portofino, an enchanting ring of pastel-hued houses around a tiny piazzetta and harbour. Each house is slightly different, but they ring the rocks and march up the hill as one, a beautiful synthesis of natural beauty with architecture adapted to place. At Horseshoe Bay, we are dedicated to a similar synthesis.

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