IDIBC Annual Summer Party

The Interior Designers Institute of BC invites you to “Tiki at the Waldorf”. IDIBC’s annual summer party takes place Wednesday, June 22, 2011. Join in a night of vintage Tiki revelry in the newly renovated Cabaret at the Waldorf Hotel, 1489 East Hastings Street, Vancouver. Prior to June 20, tickets are $50 ($35 for IDIBC members / $25 for students). After June 20, all tickets are $60. Space is limited. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and don’t forget to dress for the islands. Visit to obtain an r.s.v.p. form. For more information, call (604) 298-5211.

Profile of Architect Gregory Henriquez

By Frances Bula, Vancouver Magazine
June 1, 2011

As a boy, Gregory Henriquez didn’t dream about joining the family business. His father’s celebrity status in the world of architecture was huge in those years. Richard Henriquez had become legendary in his adopted city (he arrived from Massachusetts in 1967) by revamping the historic Sinclair Centre to create conversations between old and new, building a tower in the West End with a tree on top that echoed the height of the Douglas fir giants of pre-contact times, crafting poetic stories around his buildings to remind people of the time continuum they were living in. “When I was a child,” says Gregory, in the book-filled room on the mezzanine of the grand former bank that serves as his office, “he was a bit intimidating and distant. He was a rock star.” More …