Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Exhibition Opening March 4th at 7pm

Modern In Sight
The Architecture of Duncan McNab
Exhibition runs from March 4 to May 31, 2008

Please join us for the opening reception

Tuesday, March 4, 2008 from 7 to 9 pm

Duncan McNab’s architecture exhibits a deceptive clarity and simplicity achieved through rigorous attention to site, materials and function. Inspired by European Modernism, he developed his own distinctive style by being responsive to both geography and climate. The West Vancouver post-and-beam home he designed for his family in1956 clings to a rocky outcropping with floor to ceiling windows framing a spectacular view. McNab’s career paralleled the baby boom and the growing need for both affordable single family homes and schools. McNab’s office designed numerous elementary and secondary schools, was a finalist in the competition to design Simon Fraser University and, among many other notable projects, designed Raymur Place housing project in Strathcona.

Photo: McNab Residence, D. McNab architect, 1956. Photo courtesy of Selwyn Pullan.


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