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.

For complete details of their mandate review their Terms of Reference

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 Kelvin Lit
Rajesh Kumar
John-Pierre Mahe
Landscape architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA) Two Josh Bernsen
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 Brian Newton
Representative of persons with disabilities One Alexis Chicoine 
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.

2022 meeting agendas and minutes

Meeting date Documents
February 10  Agenda | Minutes
March 11 Agenda | Minutes
April 14 Agenda | Minutes
June 9 Agenda | Minutes
July 14 Agenda | Mintues
September 8 Agenda

2021 meeting minutes

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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