Vancouvercenter Vancouver, Washington


For years, the superblock area of Vancouver stood silent as civic leaders waited for the right time and project to reinvigorate the city’s core. Vancouvercenter was tasked with being that project, the transition both between a transit mall and urban park and between traditional commerce and 21st-Century activity. Coordinating the needs of the City and developers, Otak designed a four-building, mixed-use community that one reporter has called a catalyst for economic development in a city that long has awaited revival.

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“My long tenure at Otak stems from working alongside wonderful, talented colleagues and our projects leaving a lasting, positive impact on our communities. ”

Don Hanson

Director of Planning, Architecture and Design