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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.
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||Andrei Chisinevschi
Eric Tinlup Ng
|Landscape architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)||Two||Carolyn Kennedy
|Professional engineer, registered in BC||One||James Blake|
|Representative of the building industry||One||Don Aldersley|
|Representative of the development industry||One||Nathan Shuttleworth|
|Visual arts specialist||One||Grace Gordon-Collins|
|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 planner, Kevin Zhang.
Advisory Design Panel Awards
The Advisory Design Panel (ADP) annually presents awards to encourage excellence in design and to recognize projects that significantly contribute to the built environment of the District of North Vancouver.
2019 Award recipients
The Panel awarded the 2019 Design Excellence Award to 3730 Edgemont Boulevard, designed by Harbourview Projects, Office of McFarlane Bigger, and Forma Design Inc.
In particular, the panel commends the design team on its:
- modern response to architectural heritage within the neighbourhood
- site planning that maximizes outdoor spaces
- overall material selection and workmanship
Information about meetings
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.