1927 – Hudsons Bay Company, Vancouver, British Columbia

Architect: Burke, Horwood & White



Designed by Burke, Horwood & White of Toronto, and who specialised in designing large commercial buildings using historic styles but contemporary materials. Their work was known for favouring glazed terra-cotta, steel frames and fireproof construction methods. Although it was considered a new technique, the building had a reinforced concrete frame rather than steel. A substantial building, at six storeys, the design included the possibility of an additional four storeys at a later date.