We’re honoured to win Best Project Identity at the 2016 Georgie Awards for Walter’s Place. Lynn Valley’s heritage buildings provoked our interest in discovering more about the history of Lynn Valley.
After visiting the North Vancouver Museum & Archives, we found great interest in the Lynn Valley Pioneer — Walter Draycott. A local historian and a World War I veteran, Walter Draycott moved to North Vancouver in 1911 and quickly noticed all that Lynn Valley had to offer. Of his decision to settle there, he wrote:
“Where on this globe would one find such a desirable setting to live, and enjoy the freedom it offered?”
Our ears were perked. We continued to dig, speaking with many incredibly helpful historians and community members that once knew him. With the deep-rooted sense of community, it only felt right to honour this individual and name the building which sat on Draycott Road, Walter’s Place.
Thank you to The Canadian Home Builder’s Association of British Columbia (CHBA BC) for the honour.
March 14, 2016
Honours & Awards