'How is a Winemaker Like an Architect' Special Event for Architects and Wine Lovers in Vancouver - Synopsis and Photo Gallery

November 6, 2017 | Blog 

Bringing Two of Our Favourite Things Together - Design & Vines - Featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Patkau Architects, Sponsored by Ten Plus Architectural Products

Design & Vines - Featuring Mission Hill Family Estate Winery and Patkau Architects and Sponsored by Ten Plus Architectural ProductsA perfectly oaked chardonnay and an innovative building designed to integrate seamlessly with nature… While these two things are seemingly unrelated, they are both rooted in a foundation of science and design. Architecture and winemaking both have a strong dependence on image, perception, and most of all reliance on science.

On Wednesday, October 18, InterCoast Building Solutions hosted the inaugural Design and Vines Seminar at Seasons in the Park restaurant in Vancouver. The event was sponsored by TenPlus Architectural Products with and featured industry leaders & special guest speakers to discuss the topic of “How is a Winemaker Like an Architect”.

Mr. Darryl Brooker, General Manager of Mission Hill Family Estate Winery, was first to present. He highlighted the science behind winemaking and gave a comprehensive explanation of the process and noted the winery’s commitment to sustainability.

Guest Speaker John Patkau of Patkau Architects VancouverMr. John Patkau, Principal at Patkau Architects Vancouver, followed with a presentation on the Temple of Light at the Yasodhara Ashram. The design incorporates elements of history and symbolic importance, making light the focal point of the design. The building also follows the environmental principles of the ashram and is designed to be energy efficient and promote sustainability.

The seminar culminated in a wine tasting session led by Mr. Brooker featuring three wines from Mission Hill Family Estate as well as a reception where people could network and view InterCoast Building Solution’s products from TenPlus Architectural Louvers and Sunshades and Tech-Crete Concrete Faced Insulating Wall and Roof Panels.

To thank our speakers, InterCoast Building Solutions made a donation in the name of Mission Hill Family Estates to the BC Red Cross, Okanagan Fire Fund.

The overwhelmingly positive response has encouraged InterCoast Building Solutions to continue to host events and Design and Vines will become a seminar series held once a year. Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming events on our News & Events page and on social media.

Design & Vines Gallery:

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John Riley of InterCoast Building Solutions Opens the Design & Vines Event

John Riley of InterCoast Building Solutions Opens the Design & Vines Event

Manny Francisco of TenPlus Architectural Products - Sponsor of this Special Event

Manny Francisco of TenPlus Architectural Products - Sponsor of this Special Event

Guest Speaker Darryl Booker of Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

Guest Speaker Darryl Booker of Mission Hill Family Estate Winery 

Guest Speaker John Patkau of Patkau Architects Vancouver

Guest Speaker John Patkau of Patkau Architects Vancouver

Darryl Booker speaks with the guest Architects after the presentations

Darryl Booker speaks with the guest Architects after the presentations

The latest products from TenPlus Louvers & Sunshades and Tech-Crete Concrete Faced Insulation Panels were on display

The latest products from TenPlus Louvers & Sunshades and Tech-Crete Concrete Faced Insulating Panels were on display

Mr. Booker brought some of Mission Hill Family Estate's best wines down for this event

Mr. Booker brought some of Mission Hill Family Estate's best wines down for this event

Some cheese with your Wine? Seasons in the Park put on a fabulous spread for this special event

Some cheese with your Wine? Seasons in the Park put on a fabulous spread for this special event