Creating a Plan to Restore St. Andrew’s-Wesley in Downtown Vancouver

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Vancouver Heritage Foundation is a registered charity promoting the appreciation and conservation of our city’s historic places for current and future generations

Come to St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church to hear Kate Robertson, Heritage Consultant at Donald Luxton and Associates, explain the process and considerations for restoration work on a Heritage Register ‘A’ building. Designed by architects Twizel and Twizel and completed in 1927, this Gothic church was built of granite and local Haddington Island stone, and was inspired by Durham Cathedral in England. Kate will speak about the process of creating a conservation plan including identifying significant features to be considered in a future restoration, the history of the site and story behind several stained glass windows as well as future plans to replace the roof.

What is VHF’s Brown Bag Lunch and Learn? Learn about the state of heritage and conservation projects in Vancouver today with experts in architecture and design, city planning and other related fields. The speakers will offer in depth illustrated talks followed by a Q&A. Join us at venues across the city and learn about the issues, projects and topics that are relevant to the future of Vancouver’s historic neighbourhoods and buildings.

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Wednesday Nov 1, 12pm – 1:30pm
St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, 1012 Nelson St (at Burrard St)
$15 or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid student ID
Each talk earns 2 Core LUs AIBC

*Please let us know if you plan on attending by Monday, October 30th by email or phone, 604-264-9642. Please REGISTER HERE

About the Speaker: Kate Robertson joined Donald Luxton and Associates in 2016. She holds a Bachelor of Interior from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Geography with specialties in Climatology and Planning with an Extended minor in English Literature from the University of the Fraser Valley, and a Masters of Architecture and Diploma in Metropolitan Design form the University of Minnesota where she was awarded a Richard Morril Thesis Award for Fishing for a Living: Preserving a Way of Life – An Extensive Fish Farm Along the East Fraser River in Partnership With The Stölo First Nation.

Kate Robertson worked for a decade in a local engineering office focused on restoration and field work of contemporary and heritage buildings. Her ongoing practice has covered interdisciplinary work in Architecture, Environmental Design, Heritage, Engineering, and Teaching and has won both Vancouver Heritage and Heritage BC Awards.

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*An earlier headline indicated that the city was restoring the church. This was incorrect and has since been updated. VIA apologizes for any confusion regarding the restoration process of St. Andrew’s-Wesley.