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.

Review the Terms of Reference for complete details of their mandate

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
Kim Smith
Landscape architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Two Carolyn Kennedy
Nancy Paul
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

2019 2018 2017 2016         2015 2014
February 14 January 11 January 12 February 11 February 12 January 16
March 14 February 8 February 9 March 10 March 12 February 13
April 11 March 8 March 9 April 14 April 9 May 1
July 11 April 12 April 13 May 12 May 14 May 8
October 10 May 10 May 11 July 7 July 9 June 12
December 12 May 24 June 8 August 11 September 10 September 11
  June 14 July 13 September 8 November 12 October 9
  July 12 September 14 October 13 December 10 November 13
  September 13 October 11 November 10   December 11
  October 11 October 12 December 8    
  December 13 November 9      
    December 14      

 

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.

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