Vancouver, BC


Province of British Columbia


Grout McTavish Architecture

Clive Grout (Principal), Brad McTavish (Principal), Toshi Suzuki

Grout McTavish Architects was the prime consultant for the revitalization of the water feature repair and subsequent renewal projects at Robson Square.  The highlight of this revitalization program was the complete replacement of the waterproofing membrane for the pools, plazas and waterfalls including the implementation of an advanced leak detection system throughout the water courses.

With over 8,000 gallons per minute flowing over four levels of British Columbia’s Supreme Court Complex including skylights, offices and glass facades, the project required strict adherence to comprehensive detailing and field reviews to ensure success.

The project required the research and development of specialty details and product applications to determine the best and most cost effective technical solutions for the seminal feature of Robson Square. In addition to the water features’ repair the subsequent phases saw the complete rehabilitation of the landscape finishes, mechanical support system and the implementation of various mechanical, electrical and architectural features to reduce energy consumption, cost of maintenance and operational efficiency.