Nelson on Foster has reached structural completion, the 5-storey residential block by Intracorp and Ramsay Worden Architects now gracing the quiet suburban streets of the ever-changing Burquitlam neighbourhood. Located a stone's throw away from Lougheed Town Centre and the SkyTrain station of the same name, Nelson on Foster will make a fine home for every one of its 93 owners. 

Neslon on Foster, close to completion, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Located, fittingly, at the intersection of Nelson and Foster in Burquitlam, the low-rise condo development joins several others, both similar and much larger in size, which have recently made the neighbourhood home. Nestled between two SkyTrain stations, two large parks, and the consumer delights of the Lougheed Town Centre, the area has become a hotbed of activity as new builds continue to come online. 

Neslon on Foster, structurally complete, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

Faced in a mix of stucco, glass, and brick, Nelson on Foster's design scheme pays a loose tribute to the plethora of 1970s-era apartment and townhouse complexes that once defined much of the suburbs around Vancouver. As such, the low-rise development makes an interesting change to the increasingly common sight of steel and glass condo towers. 

Neslon on Foster, urban context view, image by Forum contributor City of Rain

That being said, a host of steel and glass condo towers will soon dominate the area, the era of the single family home appearing to have come to an end even deep into suburbia. Soon enough, a small collection of local shops and restaurants will come into play at the bottom of the larger developments, the area to be remade as a high-density village. 

SkyriseVancouver will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below. 

Related Companies:  Intracorp, Ramsay Worden Architects