We see challenges as opportunites, and Covid-19 is no exception to that philosophy. That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to design & build Vancouver’s first parklets.
The Downtown Vancouver Association reached out to Riff & LSW Architects to design & build parklets and wayfinding in order to assist restaurants with Phase 2 of Reopening during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The DVA asked for a parklet design that could be repurposed, since Covid-19 is a temporary challenge. LSW Architect, Brent Young, created a vanguard, modular design that can easily be reconfigured, moved and accessed.
We had two weeks to design and build the parklets and wayfinding so that they would be ready in time for Clark County’s Phase 2 reopening. It was an “all hands on deck” sprint to meet our deadline.
We picked up our masks, set up distanced work stations, and got to measuring, cutting, sanding, painting, drilling...
In the end, we built unique designs and effective wayfinding in time to help our community reopen.