West Coast Modern Week Returns: Here’s What to Expect

West Coast modernism.

Smith House. Photo by John Fulker.

The much-anticipated West Coast Modern Week, presented by British Pacific Properties, is returning to Vancouver this year, running from July 5 until July 10. The week celebrates modern architecture and design that pays homage to the West Coast and its unique topography. British Columbia is known for its abundant nature— thanks to its lush forests, sublime mountains, and the Pacific Ocean sitting at its feet, the West Coast presents a unique landscape for architecture. One with an equally unique set of challenges to overcome when building.


Sorrentino House. Photo by John Fulker.

Case House. Photo by Conrad Brown.


The week’s events are presented by the West Vancouver Art Museum and will include an itinerary of panel discussions from a multi-disciplinarily group of design and architecture experts; two film screenings; a poolside cocktail party at a private residence; the Annual Barry Downs Lecture Series with a presentation by Dr. Michael Prokopow; the 16th Annual West Coast Modern Home Tour and After-party; and last but not least, a private West Coast jazz concert featuring the Cory Weeds Sextet.


Panel Discussion.


West Coast Modern Week aims to give patrons an in-depth look at the architecturally significant homes of Canada’s West Coast, while also nodding to local artistry along the way. Guests can purchase tickets to each event individually—there is truly something for everyone.

Tickets to each event can be purchased at: www.westvancouverartmuseum.ca/west-coast-modern-week.