Victory Square

Victory Square was once the historic centre of Vancouver, and has long been the site of the city’s war memorial cenotaph, and the popular annual Remembrance Day ceremony.

The square served as the muster station for men enlisting during WW1, and returning soldiers used the site as a demonstration ground to depict trench warfare in an effort to raise money for widowed families.

Having fallen into neglect in recent years, the Victory Square Lighting Project was part of an overall park refurbishment plan spearheaded by the Friends of Victory Square.

The lighting level in the park is enhanced by soldier-lights at attention (lining a parade circle around the cenotaph), and soldier-lights at ease (lights casually placed throughout the park).

Location: Vancouver, BC
Client: Vancouver Park Board
Completed: 2002
Studio Team: Stephanie Robb (Project Artist)
Bill Pechet
Project Team: Pechet and Robb art and architecture ltd.
Michael Graham, electrical engineer
Fabricator: Rebelle Architectural Lighting
Photos: Gabe Daly / Stephanie Robb
Distinction: 2003, Paul Waterbury Award of Merit for Exterior Lighting