Westbank has built a practice around long-term commitments to artistry, sustainability and city-building. These commitments underlie an orientation towards projects like Woodwards, Vancouver House, Mirvish Village, Telus Garden and Oakridge – catalysts for larger change that go beyond the borders of the projects themselves. We are here to create. To provoke. To ignite. We are the vehicle for a new movement of cultural expression.

As the practice matures, we have become more ambitious. With every new project reflecting our commitment to the philosophy behind Gesamkunstwerk, or in our recent work the Japanese philosophy behind layering, the net effect is that our work becomes much more complex and far-reaching.

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 is active across Canada and in the United States, with projects including luxury residential, Five Star hotels, retail, office, rental, district energy systems, affordable housing initiatives and public art. Established in 1992, we are one of North America’s leading developers, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Seattle, Shanghai, Beijing, Taiwan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and over 25 billion dollars of projects completed or under development.

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March 21, 2014

Meet The Mobile Photographers: Part Two

Continuing our series of mobile photographers whose work will be featured at the Gesamtkunstwerk exhibition starting this Saturday March 22 to mid-May, meet the next set of talent!

Name: Andrea Dabene

Instagram: @andreadabene

Andrea was raised in Costa Rica, Brazil and France. Her upbringing has informed her love of travel and photography in truly multicultural settings.

Based on her lovely French accent, you may be surprised to learn that Andrea holds a US passport. She was born in Texas to a Chilean mother and a French father.




Name: Joann Pai

Instagram: @sliceofpai

Food & lifestyle photographer with a passion for travel. Joann experiences cultures through food adventures in Vancouver and abroad.

Interesting facts? Lived in Paris. Loves to tour local grocery stores / markets when traveling.


Name: Flo Lum

Instagram: @flolum

Flo Lum is a freelance photographer, blogger, and mom to two fabulous little people. She loves to cook and eat, has a mild obsession for Meyer lemons and a new-found interest in knitting. Whenever possible, she enjoys traveling and random adventures.



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