Air Canada / Vancouver International Maple Leaf Lounge

The internatial Maple Leaf Lounge in the Vancouver Airport was renovated to increase capacity, realign the space for current food and beverage service needs as wll as refreshing 10 year old finishes. Recently, David Hanson was featured in an interview for a segment of the television program 'D' about Air Canada's lounges. The program is shown in Quebec on TV5 and on Air Canada flights. A clip of the interview can be viewd by selecting this image:

Air Canada / Aeroplan - Richmond, BC

A fast track office renovation was completed in early 2004 to relocate the main Aeroplan call centre to a 30,000 square foot facility that accommodates in excess of 400 agent positions. This project was completed with an exceptionally tight time frame and budget. A unique brand identity for the Aeroplan space was created within the surroundings of a much larger Air Canada facility. A bright, welcoming environment was created for the staff including extensive use of the Aeroplan 'Have a Dream' graphic images and playful colours throughout.

Port Sidney Marina - Sidney, BC

-The owner of this prestigious marina facility in Sidney, BC wanted to transform an existing floating 2 storey facility into a high end gourmet food, giftware and marine supply retail facility. In addition guest services facilities for the boaters was to be included in the space. DH Designs worked along with renowned retail consultants Sixth Line Solutions to translate a detailed merchandising program into a sophisticated oasis to not only serve the guests but the entire Sidney residential community. The design concept includes a fresh palate and the use of natural materials to enhance the setting. Particular attention was paid to circulation and lighting.

Gifts of the Raven, - Vancouver International Airport

This award winning new store was designed for HMS Host in the main hall of the international terminal at YVR. A museum like facility was created to highlight the authentic native art featured in the store. Specialty display cases were created that define the boundaries of the store while allowing constant visual contact with the terminal around the shop.

Elixir Restaurant, Opus Hotel - Vancouver, B.C.
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DH Designs worked with Mitchell Freedland Design to create this exciting new restaurant in Vancouver's Yaletown area. The restaurant is described in the opening press release as follows:

  "Elixir is all classic French with a pressed tin ceiling, marble mosaic floors, a stained glass ceiling over a horseshoe bar with brass railings, Carrera marble table tops, antique red leather banquettes, and walnut Venetian blinds and paneling throughout. The more intimate private dining room has etched glass wall panels, deep ruby red carpeting, rich red mohair covered seating and walls draped with ruby red velvet all reflected in an abundance of antique gilt-framed mirrors."

Salmon House on the Hill, West Vancouver BC
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The client required a compete renovation of the bar and lounge area to reposition the room as a new destination featuring it's own Tapas menu. The bar area was opened up to create visual contact between the two rooms and a water inspired, west coast aesthetic was designed to compliment the large collection of authentic native art and to create a comfortable, inviting environment to enjoy the spectacular views of the city. The main dining room was also refurbished to tie in with the new Coho Room.

Air Canada, Richmond, BC

A fast track office renovation was completed to consolidate 10,000 square feet of operational space in the Vancouver Airport Technical Operations facility.

City of Surrey, Surrey, BC

A long term replacement program for flooring and wall finishes in several of their buildings including City Hall and several recreational facilities was developed for the Facilities department of the City.

Stamps Landing Pub - False Creek, Vancouver, BC

Incorporation of an adjacent building and breezeway to double the size of the pub and add a full service kitchen. Complete renovation of the existing pub to match the new spaces.

Richmond RCMP, Richmond, BC

Phase One: 14,000 square feet in the recently vacated interim Richmond City Hall was renovated for use by several RCMP departments including media relations, community services and training functions.
Phase Two: Planning was completed to reorganize 30,000 square feet of office and support areas, optimizing the available space in the Richmond Public Safety Building.
Phase Three: The first renovations of the Public Safety Building are being implemented to improve the space utilization for the RCMP.

Cioppino's Enoteca - Yaletown, Vancouver, BC

A rustic Mediterranean wine bar including a retail food area, open kitchen at the front of the restaurant, a sushi bar, outdoor patio and a private wine room .

Taste @ Major the Gourmet, Granville Island Market, Vancouver, BC

One of Vancouver's leading catering firms has expanded their services to include retail sales by opening an outlet in the highly popular Granville Island Public Market. The entire space was gutted and rebuilt to reflect the image of the company and enhance the shopping experience for the customer. The company's graphic image has been incorporated into architectural elements of the space to draw attention to the fact that there is a new outlet in the market.

B.A. Robinson Lighting, Vancouver, BC

Complete renovation of retail outlet specializing in lighting and plumbing fixtures - 5,800 sq. ft.

The Chocolate Market - Royal Centre Mall, Vancouver, BC

New retail outlet featuring specialty confection product in a Granville Island Market setting.

Canadian Airlines International - Vancouver, BC

Best of Canada award winner

Complete renovation of Executive Suite - 6,000 square feet
Complete renovation of Human Resources department - 35,000 square feet
Planning & design development for the renovation of the Maintenance and Engineering department - 57,000 square feet

Richmond Public Library / City of Richmond - Richmond, BC

Best of Canada award winner

Design new branch - 12,000 square feet

Richmond Ice Centre - Richmond, BC

Relocate administration functions and create new foodservice outlet in lobby of large ice centre - 3,000 square feet

U-Grill - Eaton Centre Metrotown Foodcourt - Burnaby, BC

Complete renovation of existing foodcourt outlet

Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants Ltd. - Vancouver, BC

Architectural finishes & Planning consultation - 8,000 square feet

Aesthetic Dentistry - White Rock, BC

Design new dentist office specializing in cosmetic dentistry - 1,200 square feet

Richards, Buell Sutton - Vancouver, BC

Programming and space planning for consolidation of space
Various renovations - 15,000 square feet

Private Residence - New York, New York

Furniture & finishes

Private Residence - Whistler, BC

Lighting design - 3,000 square feet

Private Residences - Vancouver, BC

Planning & furnishings

MR Evans Trading - Vancouver, BC

Design administration & showroom spaces - 3,000 square feet

Munich Reinsurance Company of Canada - Vancouver, BC

Complete renovation of Vancouver branch office - 2,500 square feet

St. Paul’s Hospital - Vancouver BC

Programming for Information Technology department - 6,000 square feet

Etobicoke Teacher’s Credit Union - Etobicoke, Ontario

Design new branch - 3,500 square feet

Bridgehead Retail Store - Toronto, Ontario

Design new retail outlet - 1,000 square feet

McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada - Various locations in Canada

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