Top 3 Architecture & Garage Door Trends

From its soaring mountains to its shimmering skyscrapers, it’s hard not to get swept up by Vancouver’s beauty. For years, this coastal destination has been named one of the world’s most livable cities, boasting breathtaking nature, unforgettable cuisine, and impressive infrastructure.

 Vancouver is a trendsetter across the globe, quietly influencing environmental, social, and fashion movements. This multicultural city is always evolving, while redefining what it means to be a modern metropolis.

 For this month’s Local Looks feature, our Vancouver branch revealed what’s cool and cutting-edge when it comes to architecture and garage doors.

Trend #1: Sky-high Spaces

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Yaletown, Vancouver | Image Credit to @davidpstewart via Instagram

There’s a reason why people call Vancouver the City of Glass: Condo towers define much of its downtown skyline. Recently, architects have started to shake things up with more adventurous designs—from twisting towers to origami balconies. Inside the towers, they’re opting for clean, open-concept layouts, often with convertible walls. Sustainable technology is a big trend, too, with many condos offering features like electric vehicle plugs, automatically tinting windows, and heat recovery ventilation.

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Snag Vancouver’s Style: Thermomark™ Sectional Steel Door 5150 

For many Vancouver condo owners, parking is a highly coveted perk. To provide access to belowground garages, overhead doors must offer advanced security, while also aligning with the building’s architecture. Durable, well-insulated, and available in attractive finishes, our Wayne Dalton Thermomark™ Sectional Steel Doors Model 5150 are a popular choice with local developers.

Trend #2: Historic Character

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Gastown, Vancouver | Image Credit to @98thvisual via Instagram

Originating in the 1800s, historic neighbourhoods like Gastown and Yaletown stand out for their Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Now, these districts have become thriving hubs for fashion, restaurants, and creative enterprises. Vancouver’s mindful revitalization strategies have preserved the original structures, while tastefully introducing modern elements.

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Snag Vancouver’s Style: Classic Steel Garage Doors 8300

Vancouverites are big fans of our Classic Steel Garage Doors Model 8300. In historic neighbourhoods especially, these sleek designs lend a timeless, stately appeal. To get the look for your garage door installation, customize your design with Ranch panels, Stockton windows, and a neutral finish.

Trend #3: Entwined with Nature

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Vancouver | Image Credit to @vancityhomes via Instagram

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Vancouver | Image Credit to @vancityhomes via Instagram

Surrounded by ocean, forests, and mountains, neighbourhoods like the West End and Lynn Valley offer limitless access to outdoor adventures. Here, residential architecture often interplays with the nature surrounding it. Massive windows bring natural light into homes, while beautiful gardens encourage residents to spend time outside.


Snag Vancouver’s Style: JPR Aluminum Full-view Overhead Doors

Want to connect with nature like a Vancouverite? Go with our JPR Full-view Overhead Doors. Customize with satin-etched glass for a scenic view of the outdoors, and finish with a black frame for a dramatic accent.             

That’s all for our local perspective on Vancouver’s taste-making architecture and garage door designs. Next month, we’ll travel to Saskatoon, the city of bridges with an energetic arts and culture scene.

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