Rennie Office + Museum

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Type Gather, Learn, Work
Size 25,000 SF
Awards Architizer A+ Awards - Special Mention
IDIBC Awards of Excellence - Gold
Canadian Interiors Magazine - Best of Canada
AIBC Lieutenant Governor’s - Special Jury Award
International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Award
REBGV Commercial-Renovation | Restoration Merit Award

The Rennie Museum and Office design is a distinctive private building designed within a rehabilitated pair of heritage buildings dating back to the late 1880s in Vancouver’s Chinatown. The project marries the function of a private contemporary art gallery for a very large rotating private collection with offices for the owner’s real estate marketing 20-person group. The design required a sensitive insertion of modern programming while respecting and celebrating the history of the original buildings. Lumber from the original structure was repurposed throughout the project into doors, millwork and furniture. The project demonstrates a strong commitment to the preservation and revitalization of the overall Chinatown neighbourhood.

This project was completed by omb's predecessor firm McFarlane | Green | Biggar Architecture + Design.

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