YMCA in the Vancouver Sun

A four-year project in the making, the Robert Lee YMCA is a great example of human-centred architectural design. I was invited to photographically explore the architectural spaces for a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun newspaper.

A four-year project in the making, the Robert Lee YMCA is a great example of human-centred architectural design. Where the original 1941 building felt closed and functional, the new building is open, inviting and filled with natural light. I was invited to photographically explore the architectural spaces (designed by Vancouver companies Endall Elliot and Stantec) for a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun newspaper. You can see a few of the photos in the gallery below.

For more information on the Robert Lee YMCA, check out the latest article on the Vancouver Observer.

[ See more photos from the Robert Lee YMCA’s Open House → ]

Robert Lee YMCA Open House

The new downtown Robert Lee YMCA is open and spacious, filled with natural light by a vast atrium that reaches up over six storeys. I worked with the YMCA’s communications team on a series of images to bring to life the community feel of the new centre.

Recently I worked with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver to profile their new downtown membership centre. Built into the original building’s 1941 facade, the new Robert Lee YMCA is open and spacious, filled with natural light by a vast atrium that reaches up over six storeys. To capture these open spaces, I worked with the Y’s communications team on a series of images to bring to life the community feel of the new centre. The first shoot was for a special supplement in the Vancouver Sun, which you can read about here.

In the meantime, I also had the pleasure of shooting the two-day open house just prior to the centre’s May 3rd opening. I had fun capturing the energy as YMCA volunteers toured prospective members through the new facility. Click on a thumbnail below for photos of the open house (and check back soon for more about the photos in the Vancouver Sun…)