Graham McGarva

Graham McGarva is a principal of VIA Architecture. He has 30 years experience in the planning and construction of progressive community building. This includes numerous elements of architecture and urban planning for the redevelopment of Vancouver’s False Creek, places such as Concord Pacific Place, International Village, South East False Creek and the 2010 Olympic Village, Downtown Streetcar and Millennium and Canada Line rapid transit lines. His municipal planning assignments in the Lower Mainland and Okanagan often relate to the same integration of disparate professional disciplines and stakeholders. Outside of Canada, Graham has helped VIA to establish an office in Seattle, and has worked in China, Russia, Malaysia, and the USA.

Selected projects include:

  • Portland Crossing, OR,  2006
  • Seattle Waterfront Collaborative, WA, 2005–Present
  • Habitat 21, Ft. McMurray, AB, 2005
  • Whitecaps Waterfront Soccer Stadium, 2004–Present
  • Golden Ears Bridge Urban Design, 2004–Present
  • University of British Columbia South Campus Plan, 2004–2005
  • The Obelisk, Coquitlam, 2004–Present
  • Canada Line -Richmond/Airport/Vancouver Rapid Transit, 2001–Present
  • Kiwanis Seniors’ Housing, West Vancouver, 2001–Present
  • South East False Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood, 1996–Present
  • Burrard Landing Rezoning and Convention Hotel, 1999–2004
  • Kunshan Industrial District Expansion, China 2003
  • Millennium Rapid Transit Line – Vancouver Segment, 1998–2002
  • Moscow Airport Rapid Transit Link, 1997–2002   
  • The Crystal, Metrotown, 1995–1999
  • Roundhouse Community Centre, 1993–1998 
  • Putra LRT Line – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1995–1996
  • International Village, 1990–1996
  • Downtown New Westminster Plan, 1992–1995  
  • GM Place Arena, 1992–1995
  • Roundhouse & Quayside Neighbourhoods Rezoning, 1989–1993