We work for local governments, public agencies and private clients. Project examples include:
CITY OF VANCOUVER
Central Broadway Zoning Review, 2011
UFA is leading a multi-disciplinary team that is developing building typologies and design guidelines for the Central Broadway corridor in Vancouver.
CITY OF WHITE ROCK
Town Centre Urban Design Plan, 2011
UFA is leading a team that is developing an urban design plan and design guidelines for White Rock Town Centre.
DISTRICT OF WEST KELOWNA
Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan, 2011
UFA is leading a team that is developing a revitalization plan for the historical centre of West Kelowna.
CITY OF NANAIMO
South End and Newcastle Neighbourhood Plans, 2010
UFA was part of the team that developed urban design guidelines for these two Neighbourhood Plans.
CITY OF NEW WESTMINSTER
Development Services Department, 2005-2009
Columbia Street Height & Massing Study
Downtown Public Realm Plan
Development Planning & Approvals on several major projects
Centre For Community Achievement Project Manager
Arts Centre Facility Program and Design Brief
Hyack Square Project Manager
CITY OF RICHMOND
Citywide Street Furniture Contract, 2008
UFA worked with City staff on a detailed procurement process for a City-wide street furniture contract.
CITY OF VICTORIA
Harbour Pathway, 2007-2008
UFA was on a multi-disciplinary team that developed a plan and schematic design for a +5 km long urban waterfront pathway for the City of Victoria.
CITY OF SURREY, GVRD, TRANSLINK
Surrey Central Transit Village Plan, 2007
UFA co-led a multidisciplinary team that undertook a comprehensive Transit Oriented Development Plan for the area around Surrey Central SkyTrain Station.
CITY OF PORT COQUITLAM
Downtown Design Review, 2006
UFA undertook a detailed review of Downtown Port Coquitlam’s current design guidelines and policies.
CITY OF VANCOUVER
Planning Department, 2000-2003
Sidewalk Task Force professional planning adviser
Streetscape Design Standards manual
Georgia Street Lighting Design
Vancouver’s Urban Design and New Neighbourhoods brochures
TOWN OF CANMORE, ALBERTA
Town Centre Enhancement Concept Plan, 1998
UFA undertook a Town Centre Concept Plan for this Rocky Mountain resort community.
CITY OF CALGARY, ALBERTA
Bow Valley Centre TOD Plan, 1999
UFA led one of three international planning/design teams selected to compete in developing a Transit Oriented Development Masterplan for this 30-acre Calgary inner-city mixed use area.
CITY OF NANAIMO
Woodgrove Regional Town Centre Plan, 1997
UFA undertook a regional Town Centre Plan that identified strategies for adding new land uses and density to this suburban shopping centre.
CITY OF BURNABY
Lake City Conceptual Framework, 1994
UFA prepared a conceptual plan for a transit–oriented higher density complete community focused on two proposed rapid transit stations along Lougheed Highway as the catalyst for residential densification.
GRANVILLE STREET REDESIGN
Downtown Vancouver BIA, 2008-2009
UFA was involved on behalf of the Downtown Vancouver BIA with the comprehensive redesign of Granville Street, which included new sidewalks, street furniture, custom lighting, landscape, signage, and the creation of a civic space. This $21 million project is Vancouver’s most significant streetscape project.
CITYWIDE STREET FURNITURE CONTRACT
City of Richmond, 2008
UFA worked with the City of Richmond to develop the Request for Proposals for a citywide street furniture turnkey contract. This includes consideration of issues such as streetscape design, street furniture placement, public art, lighting, signage, etc.
STREETSCAPE DESIGN STANDARDS
City of Vancouver, 2002
UFA prepared a comprehensive, detailed Streetscape Design Standards manual for the City of Vancouver, identifying a hierarchy of street types, and detailed streetscape design and placement standards. The SDS manual is a benchmark in streetscape design guidelines in British Columbia.
SOUTH GRANVILLE STREETSCAPE VISION
South Granville BIA, 2002
UFA prepared a detailed streetscape vision for this ten-block length of Granville Street, including detailed streetscape plans for each block, furniture placement guidelines, and the integration of public art.
DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES
Mount Pleasant BIA, 2003
This project covered a broad range of urban design and streetscape issues for the historical yet fast-evolving Mount Pleasant area. These included facade massing and materials guidelines, streetscape design guidelines and pedestrian amenities.
VICTORIA HARBOUR PATHWAY
City of Victoria, 2007-2008
UFA co-led a team that prepared a masterplan and detailed design guidelines for a 5 km long urban waterfront walkway/bikeway through the heart of Victoria. Streetscape, street furniture lighting and public art were all integrated into the design.
City of Vancouver, 2002
The principal of UFA was retained by the City as a professional urban design advisor to the Sidewalk Task Force, which addressed several issues of pedestrian sidewalk usage, amenity and safety.
GREEN NECKLACE GREENWAY
City of North Vancouver, 2004
UFA was on the team that developed the Green Necklace concept for an urban greenway that follows streets around the central core of North Vancouver.
SURREY CENTRAL TRANSIT VILLAGE PLAN
City of Surrey/Translink/GVRD, 2006
UFA co-led a multidisciplinary team that prepared a comprehensive Transit Oriented Development plan for Surrey, which integrated a rapid transit station and bus transfer into an emerging urban centre.
CANADA LINE RAPID TRANSIT PROJECT
RAVCO Project Office, 2003-2004
UFA co-facilitated a comprehensive public consultation process with politicians, staff, stakeholders and the public in the Richmond segment of the Canada Line (RAV) Project Pre-Design stage.
FRASER RIVER BRIDGE CROSSING
UFA contributed to the Socio-Community and Socio-Economic Impact Assessment, including participation in the public consultation process, for this major regional transportation infrastructure project.
BOW VALLEY CENTRE TOD PLAN
City of Calgary, Alberta, 1999
UFA led one of three international planning/design teams selected to prepare a 30-acre Transit Oriented Development masterplan for this inner city mixed use area.
SKYTRAIN MILLENNIUM LINE
Rapid Transit Planning Office, 1998
UFA undertook route alignment and station location planning and urban design studies for the SkyTrain Millennium Line expansion through New Westminster, and participated in extensive public consultation.
PORTSIDE EASTLANDS WATERFRONT PLANNING
UFA worked on a developer proposal for new convention, transportation and market development facilities, including reconfiguring Vancouver’s pre-eminent multi-modal waterfront transit interchange.
LAKE CITY CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK
City of Burnaby, 1994
This conceptual plan for a transit–oriented higher density community focused on two proposed rapid transit stations along Lougheed Highway as the catalyst for residential densification.