Be a part of Vancouver Design Week(end) 2017 by hosting an Open Buildings tour!

Open Buildings are a chance for the public (future clients, and other design disciplines) to hear the stories behind some of the most amazing spaces in our city.

The most successful tours to date have been collaborations between diverse design team members (clients, architects, landscape architects, interior designers, lighting designers, experiential / graphic designers).

But each space is unique and it’s your story to tell, so curation is up to you. You arrange the cast and we help schedule as part of a cohesive neighbourhood tour.

A more detailed Participant Kit will be available soon. Questions in the interim contact
Registration Fee

A non-refundable $50 administration fee will be charged for all approved participants. 

This charge covers the cost of VDW administration and participant assets kit (i.e. inclusion on VDW website and promotional materials; support from the VDW team leading up to the event; VDW participant branding kit; and assistance from VDW ambassadors).

Building Name *

Street Address *

Building Website

Architect(s) of Record

Tour Capacity *

Is the building currently under construction?

For buildings under construction, please describe safety protocols and insurance, and whether tour participants will require any special safety gear.

Special instructions for accessing your space (door/elevator codes, unmarked entrances, other considerations).

Name of primary contact with VDW for your Open Building. *

Primary contact phone number *

Is your space available for other VDW events? *

If yes, we'll contact you to discuss.
Registration fee {{var_price}}

Please enter your Credit or Debit Card number:

The CVC number:

(3 or 4 digit security number on the back of your card)
The name on your card:

Your card's expiry month:

Your card's expiry year:

The Fine Print...

1. The VDW team reserves the right to reject applications. Rejected applications will have the registration fee refunded.

2. I authorize Vancouver Design Week (VDW) to use images submitted for promotional purposes in VDW print/web material. 

3. All proceeds raised by VDW are used to support the not-for-profit VDW platform.

Thanks for your application! We'll follow up with any other news or questions.

If you have questions or problems, contact