Museum of Anthropology is an example of creating a total environment. The building resembles a longhouse and is situated on a promontory overlooking the Straight of Georgia and the North Shore mountains.
The Landscape Architect was challenged to conceptualize a landscape that totally integrates nature and structure, with meadows and mounds seeded with indigenous grasses and wild flowers found in the habitation of our native people. The plant material is based on ethno-botanical research, the plants used by our native people for food and medicines.
Vancouver residents as well as visitors to the city
make the meadows a destination for outings.
The setting is a wonderful venue for native dances,
totem pole raising and other festivities connected with the program of the museum.