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
|Landscape architect registered in BC, and a member in good standing of the BC Society of Landscape Architects (BCSLA)||Two||Josh Bernsen
|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||Vacant|
|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.
2021 meeting documents
Minutes from previous meetings
Meeting minutes archive (2014-2020)
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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.