Designed and built for a local financial firm in the 1920s by English-born architects GLT Sharp and CJ Thomson, the structure at 848 Hastings Street required extensive seismic upgrades when the Pacific Mineral Museum decided to move its collections of meteorites, fossils, gemstones, precious metals and other minerals into the space in 2000. Prior to that, it had acted as a retail and office space, however, the mining industry wanted to showcase Canada’s role as a global mineral producer.
- LocationVancouver, BC
- ArchitectBaker McGarva Hart Architects + Urban Planners
- BudgetC$0.8 million