Where Art Meets Innovation
North Vancouver, BC
The Polygon Gallery is a unique boutique gallery that focuses on photographic media and is one of the most well-respected galleries in North America.
The Polygon features a 4,500 sq. ft. gallery space that has high quality environmental and light controls along with extensive data and power wiring—and all of it is hidden through custom and careful architectural detailing. The exterior of the gallery features a galvanized and stainless steel cladding that uses industrial grating planks, which is an original design by Patkau Architects.
MAKE’s Alan Nicholson led the design from beginning to end, the construction procurement, and successful construction implementation. The primary challenge was in understanding and clarifying the specific user requirements and ensuring that these were embedded in the design.