CSC Vancouver will take you to TELUS Garden

On Thursday, May 14, the Vancouver Chapter of CSC is hosting a luncheon meeting and tour of the almost-completed TELUS Garden office building—a 22-storey tower that will be the country’s first building to target the new 2009 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum. (The accompanying 47-storey residential structure will be built to LEED Gold.)

Presented by Peter Wood, director of architecture at Henriquez Partners Architects, the tour begins in the Georgia Street Public Plaza, move through the lobby up to the eighth-storey garden terrace, stop at a typical office floor, and conclude on the 22nd storey executive terrace.

Participants must bring their own safety glasses, steel-toed boots, hard hats, and safety vests (dust mask at their own discretion). Those without approved safety gear will not be permitted to enter the construction site.

Things kick off at the Kingston Taphouse & Grille (lower floor) next door at 11:30 a.m. with a luncheon, followed by chapter business. The tour is expected to run from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $32 for CSC members and $48 for non-members, plus GST. Click here for more information, but registration ends May 6.

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