Thinking

The power of an idea is magnified through collaboration and different perspectives.

Thought leadership

Image from The Space Between video series of seniors in an aquafit class.

The Space Between: video series

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Wall-mounted exhibit with a woman standing close, looking at the details.

Who Is This For: art installation and online experience

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Poster series from Golden On Deck engagement campaign features bright colours and bold, energetic graphics.

How to avoid a branding backlash

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Open Up Vancouver: combatting social isolation

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Canadians want architects to help create more inclusive and accessible communities

Read more Canadians want architects to help create more inclusive and accessible communities

Shifting perspectives: the need for a decentred approach to sustainability

Read more Shifting perspectives: the need for a decentred approach to sustainability

Pandemic effect: community centres

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Spaces between: re-examining community recreation facilities

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Interior double-page photo of people in a hallway of a public building.

Designing for Inclusivity: strategies for universal washrooms and change rooms

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Detailed diagram of how Passive House functions.

There’s nothing passive about Passive House

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Open assets

A mockup of the cover of the Retrofits and Upgrades Cost Study.

RHFAC™ Retrofits and Upgrades Cost Study

Costs and strategies to improve accessibility in office towers and schools

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Front cover of the Designing for Inclusivity book has illustrations of people all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities.

Designing for Inclusivity

Strategies for universal washrooms and change rooms in community and recreation facilities

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Cover of a collection of recipes called Dictionary Dining, A new kind of memory Making. This was a collaborative cookbook by hcma artist in residence, Anabelle Choi.

Dictionary Dining

A collaborative cookbook with artist Annabelle Choi

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Cover of presentation for More Awesome Now, a laneway activation initiative.

More Awesome Now

Laneway Learning Guide

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Cover of the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Cost Study.

RHFAC™ Cost Comparison Feasibility Study

Comparing RHFAC to Canada’s building codes

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Graphic referring to the climate crisis with an elephant illustration and the text, It's time to address the elephant in the room.

Global Climate Strike

Elephant in the Room Placard

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hcma created a map listing key points of interest called The Insider's Guide to Vancouver

The Insider’s Guide to Vancouver

A curated guide to our favourite spots around the Lower Mainland.

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End sheet image from the hcma book, Places, Public Architecture.

PLACES manifesto

hcma's principles for shaping public architecture

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A map of pool locations from the hcma book, Pools, Aquatic Architecture.

POOLS manifesto

hcma's principles for shaping aquatic architecture

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Series of tiny people silhouettes some in the form of the letters h-c-m-a, while others are drawn doing a variety of activities.

Tiny People Silhouettes

Vector line drawings

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Cover of the hcma report, Natural Swimming Pools, The Future of Public Swimming without Chlorine.

Natural Swimming Pools Report

Examining a chlorine-free future for public swimming

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hcma compiled a chart of toxic building materials called the No-No List.

Toxic Materials List

One page of materials to avoid

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Publications

PROCESS: How to Create Community Buildings with Impact

For over 40 years, hcma has helped local governments across Canada deliver extraordinary public buildings.

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Cover of the hcma book, Places, Public Architecture.

PLACES: Public Architecture

PLACES: Public Architecture explores our approach to community building through public architecture.

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Cover of the hcma book, Pools, Aquatic Architecture.

POOLS: Aquatic Architecture

POOLS: Aquatic Architecture is the definitive book on the design of public swimming pools.

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