Advisory Design Panel (ADP)
The Advisory Design Panel reviews development applications and public projects against urban design objectives.
The Panel advises Council and staff on the design of projects, including site layout, exterior design of proposed buildings, choice of building materials, and landscape design. Comprehensive feedback is provided on each proposal to help ensure new buildings fit the local context, and support the community.
Are you interested in helping shape the community you live in? We are currently seeking new volunteers for the ADP. See the list of available positions and find out how to apply.
Information about panel members
The panel is comprised of 11 volunteers appointed by Council, as mandated by the terms of reference. All panel members are experts in their fields, and represent aspects of the construction industry.
|Mandated qualification||Number of positions||Filled by|
|Architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)||Three||Charles Leman
|Landscape architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)||Two||Steve Wong
|Professional engineer, registered in BC||One||James Blake|
|Representative of the building industry||One||Don Aldersley|
|Representative of the development industry||One||Stefen Elmitt|
|Visual arts specialist||One||Diana Zoe Coop|
|Representative of persons with disabilities||One||Riva Nelson|
|Member of the RCMP, who is a specialist in crime prevention through design (CPTED)||One||Sgt Kevin Bracewell|
In addition, the panel is supported by the District's urban designer, Alfonso Tejada and senior planner, Tamsin Guppy.
Information about meetings
Upcoming meeting agendas
Minutes from previous meetings
Encouraging excellence in design
Each year, the Advisory Design Panel presents awards to encourage excellence in design, and to recognize projects that significantly contribute to the built environment of the District of North Vancouver.
Good design is central to creating places that are smart, safe, functional, and beautiful.