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After winning several awards at the 2011 ARIDO Awards with its Heenan Blaikie project, B+H Architects again brought in ARC to help showcase its project in Downtown Calgary - the newly renovated Bow Valley Square.
B+H Architects of Toronto chose ARC to capture the beautifully designed Heenan Blaikie law office based in Downtown Calgary. In addition to needing photography to document this project, the photos were particularly important as they were needed for an awards submission. Various areas of the office were captured over the course of 2 days with the results exceeding expectations.
Vancouver's branch of B+H Architects, B+H Bunting Coady, was brought on to design and build the new Surrey School Districts head office. Sustainable, environmentally sound methods and energy saving technology can be found throughout this beautifully designed structure.
Vancouver's newest Fairmont Hotel, the glamourous and modern Fairmont Pacific Rim, brought ARC in to capture some of its updated meeting spaces. The goals were to highlight the location and view as a means to showcase this beautiful property to prospective meeting planners, party planners, banquet and business clients.
ARC was tasked to highlight the Fairmont Waterfront's function spaces and guest rooms. The emphasis was on the modernized "west coast" look and feel, from the leaf patterns in the carpeting, the wood paneling on the walls and doors, to the warm, Earth toned wallpaper. The pool deck and patio at the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver is a beautiful, sun-drenched, multi-functional outdoor space with both a city and a mountain view. It is also adjacent to the hotel's unique herb garden where the executive chef grows fresh herbs and spices for use in his kitchen. One of the biggest selling points for the Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver is its prime downtown location with close proximity to many of the things that visitors seek. It is across the street from both the new Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Vancouver's cruise ship terminal and has spectacular views of the Vancouver Harbour and coast mountains.
"Ken Wan has a excellent eye for detail which is absolutely critical when the photography speaks to your company image. Ken is creative and able to provide solution-oriented ideas to accomplish the goal and capture the desired imagery of the project. I will work with Ken again in the near future."
- Kevin Schmidt, Director of Sales and Marketing at Fairmont Waterfront Vancouver
Whistler's signature hotel, the beautiful Fairmont Chateau Whistler, hired ARC to help fill in some gaps in their photography library. In particular, a new signature photo was needed to show off an updated lobby and the annual Christmas Fondue set-up at the golf club Chalet needed to captured.
"I love the shots – and so does the Corporate office. Well done!"
- Katherine Stuart, Marketing Manager at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler
"These are lovely!"
- Natasha Mohammed, Director of Brand Communications & Integration, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
The Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Whistler brought ARC in to help highlight some of their guestrooms. ARC was tasked to show off the unique features, amenities and services the hotel provides, such as in-suite catering, in-suite spa services, private mountain-view patios, and a turn-down service specifically designed for children. This project was as much about the welcoming and elegant rooms as it was about the experience of staying at the Four Seasons Hotel & Resort Whistler.
"Thanks for a great rooms shoot, for being so good to work with and for your follow up."
- Ciro Tacinelli, Director of Sales and Marketing at Four Seasons Whistler
"Just wanted to tell you I just received the photos and they're beautiful! The touch-ups do wonders with lighting and tone! I love the photos."
- Elena Beveridge, Marketing and Public Relations Manager at Four Seasons Whistler
Delta Hotels and Resorts asked ARC to be one of the brand's western Canadian photographers and the Delta Vancouver Suites respresnets the first of several projects. The client was thrilled with the results.
As an authorized Starwood photographer, ARC was brought in to photograph updated properties in Victoria and Kamloops.
Upon completion of hotel renovations, the Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport contacted ARC to help showcase the new decor. In addition to a new signature exterior photograph, images for the marketing of meeting spaces and amenities were also required. A limited budget for this photo shoot meant that ARC was tasked with the staging and styling for the project.
"Ken is truly an artist in his field and the results lay proof to that claim. The photographs turned out beautifully and we were most pleased with his work. He is meticulous with detail, which is a very important factor of a successful shoot. We also appreciated his unwavering patience and professional approach. Should you require the services of a top notch photographer, I would highly recommend Ken Wan of ARC - Architectural Photography."
- Kathryn Warren, General Manager at Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
"Ken is very professional and a perfectionist. He struck a great balance between upholding his quality of work and accommodating our wishes during the project. We did not hire a stylist to aid the project, but Ken's experience as an architectural photographer more than ably filled the role and the resulting photographs were amazing. Ken is very personable and it was an absolute delight to work with him. I will highly recommend Ken to anyone who is looking to hire an architectural photographer."
- Jasmine Chung, Administrative Assistant at Radisson Hotel Vancouver Airport
Admok Creative was hired to design brochures for marketing a couple of new residential developments and thus asked ARC to supply the photography. Not only was it important to show the beautiful spaces, but the design details and finishings (scraped hardwood, stone fireplace, stainless steel finishes, granite countertops, etc.) all needed to be captured.
Jay Hodgins contracted ARC to document a couple of his Vancouver projects for his portfolio. Design details and the integration of design elements were the main focus of this project.
ARC was contacted by Kindred Construction to document a couple of projects - renovations to St. Mary's Anglican Church and the completion of the WISH Drop-In Centre. For St. Mary's Anglican Church, Kindred erected new support beams in the sancutary, renovated the kitchen, and constructed a new bell tower. The WISH Drop-In Centre involved a complete renovation of an existing space where the new centre would reside. New spaces include a lounge area, kitchen, bathroom with showers, and a meeting room.
"I have hired Ken on two separate occasions to photograph completed construction projects for Kindred Construction. We were extremely pleased with the final images and the gloss they brought to our projects. In addition to the quality of the final product, Ken's personality and collaborative attitude made the whole process (on both occasions) an enjoyable experience."
- Evan Tepperman, Marketing & Business Development Director at Kindred Construction
The following are some interior and architectural photographs captured for various small projects and during my travels. (27 images)