Events 

  • 12-FEB-2016 Vancouver Co-housing: successful final inspection- occupancy imminent!
  • 27-JAN-2016:  Little Mountain Condos- Urban Design Panel votes to support proposal.

  • 11-DEC-2014:  AMA are hosting a preliminary Public Workshop in the District of North Vancouver.  It is regarding the potential restoration & redevelopment of the historic 3075 Fromme Road site. The purpose is to open the lines of discussion at a very preliminary phase and to share our draft site design.  Please drop in to the house at 3075 Fromme Rd., from 4pm-7pm. All are welcome! 
  • 26-SEPT-2014:  AMA are attending the Heritage BC Annual Awards Gala; "A Night At the Races" at the Fraser Downs Racetrack & Casino in Cloverdale.  We will be receiving an award for our Jeffs Residence Heritage Project. All are welcome!  Tickets are $35 and more information is available at Heritage BC
  • 2-MAY-2014: The 2nd Public Open House is being held in Marmora, Ontario. It is regarding the potential redevelopment of 621 Cook Rd, Marmora located on Crowe Lake. The purpose is to provide the community with the results gathered from the first Public Open House and present a development plan for the site that stems from all the valuable feedback we received on February 5th, 2014. The event is being held at the Marmora Community Centre (28 Victoria Street) from 4-7pm. All are welcome! 
  • 30-APRIL-2014:   Tim Ankenman presents his views about the importance of Heritage Restoration to the Phoenix Group (location: Georgian Court Hotel, Vancouver).
  • 17-MAR-2014:  AMA's heritage project: "The 2 Dorothies" moving day (2 heritage houses currently located at 2837 and 2827 West 43rd Avenue in Kerrisdale) lifted and moved up the street!  
  • 13-MAR-2014:  Timothy Ankenman participates in a joint workshop between the District of West Vancouver (DWV) and the District of North Vancouver (DNV) regarding allowing Coach Houses in  single family neighbourhoods. As part of the policy development process, the two municipalities are working together to gather input from industry professionals including Mr. Ankenman who have worked with this housing form in the region.

News

    • 25-FEB-2014 -TAPS magazine: "Blueprints, measurements, building permits, engineers and contractors are not typically what you think of when you consider what goes in to making craft beer, but for Tim Ankenman, these are important tools that contribute to a high quality and award-winning product". Read full article here 
    • 13-FEB-2014 - Inside Belleville: "Open house looks to future development of a Crowe Lake property". Read full article here 
    • 07-FEB-2014 - Vancouver Sun: "Set to grow in White Rock" - On Marine Drive in White Rock, the division between the shops and restaurants east of Oxford Street and the single-family homes to the west was marked for many years by an aging muffler shop. Read full article here. 
    • 06-DEC-2013 - Globe & Mail: "heritage activists fret as old homes fill landfills" - Old Vancouver housing, which has been under fire from rampant new development, got a bit of a break this week. The two neighbouring historic mock-Tudor houses nicknamed “the Dorothies” look like they might be saved due to an effort by the developer and an architect to relocate themRead full article here
    • 29-NOV-2013 - CBC: Central City Brewery and Distillers open 65,000 sq. ft. facility - "Ten years ago, the Central City Brew Pub opened up in downtown Surrey. Their award-winning Red Racer beer proved so popular, they started a canning line in 2005 to sell their beer throughout B.C., and beyond." Read full article here.
    • 03-OCT-2013 - Journal of Commerce: "Red Truck's Smashing Idea" - Rather than using a shovel to symbolically break ground on a new facility, Red Truck Brewery decided to drop a red truck from a crane instead. Read full article here.
    • 19-SEP-2013 - The Canadian Press: "Finding new use for abandoned commercial spaces" - The concept of a house is changing as architects and home owners reinvent the buildings they decide to use for their homes. Read full article here.
    • 28-AUG-2013 - Vancouver Courier: "CoHousing coming to Kensington-Cedar Cottage" - Ericka Stephens-Rennie was raised in small-town Rossland, B.C. “That life was really appealing to me — the idea that you knew all your neighbours,” she told the Courier. “I grew up sharing toys with my neighbours. My dad shared tools with the neighbours. Canning in the summertime and neighbourhood block parties were a reality of my life. I’ve always lived in big cities since moving away from home and was looking at a way to establish that again.”  Read full article here.
    • 10-JUL-2013 - Peace Arch News: "White Rock Muffler-site plan starts to take shape" - A commercial/residential development that has been the focus of some White Rock residents for more than two years is expected to get underway on the former site of one of the city’s waterfront landmarks this month. Read full article here.
    • 25-FEB-2013 - West Coast Homes Design: "Heritage home centrepiece of housing development" - The concept of ownership expresses itself in many ways in neighbourhoods. It can be a plot of vegetables and flowers lovingly tended by people who don’t own the dirt beneath the plants, or volunteers who pick up litter in their strolls around the neighbourhood. Read full article here. 
    • 10-FEB-2013 - Globe and Mail: "Vancouver developers of heritage properties convert homes and hearts" - It’s natural that the conversion of big old mansions into multiple-unit housing can boost density and protect our heritage in the process. As one of Vancouver’s developers found out the hard way, one of the biggest sticking points is if the neighbourhood will allow it. Read full article here.
    • 05-DEC-2012 - Globe and Mail: "Development tests the upper limits in Vancouver’s Grandview-Woodland" - On Commercial Drive, near the Pain Management Society’s medical marijuana shop and Grandview Lanes Bowling Centre’s glow-in-the-dark alleys, there is a five-storey project that is testing the boundaries of what is an acceptable height for a building in a neighbourhood dominated by low-rises. Read full article here.
    • 19-NOV-2012 - Peace Arch News: "Two-foot rise due to city miscalculation" - "Proponents of a commercial/residential project that was approved for White Rock’s West Beach area last year want to reduce the number of residential units it will offer, add a fifth building and provide more parking." Read full article here.
    • 11-DEC-2013 - Globe and Mail: "Plan to revitalize industrial land progressing" - A plan to build a colourful microbrewery and restaurant on a parcel of industrial land suggests the city's efforts to revitalize industry in the False Creek Flats area and preserve job-creating industrial lands from encroachment by residential development may be working. Read full article here.