The West Coast Modern League works to celebrate and advance understanding, appreciation, identification and meaningful preservation of significant postwar architecture of the North American west coast, with a special focus on Greater Vancouver.




The WCML carries on its activities through public programming; partnerships with municipalities, governments, professional organizations, like-minded societies in other locales and disciplines and educational institutions; and through individual home-owners, vendors, purchasers and agents. As well as public advocacy for and selected stewardship of significant works of postwar architecture, the WCML’s activities may include lectures, debates and media outreach, and the support of publications, competitions and other projects that encourage a stronger architectural culture.

Established in 2013, the WCML is a registered non-profit society under the British Columbia Registry, based in the Metro Vancouver area.


The West Coast Modern League is a volunteer-based organization lead by a Board of Directors: 


Board of Directors

Steve Gairns
Intern Architect, WCML Chair

Adele Weder
Writer + Curator

Chelsea Louise Grant   
Intern Architect, WCML Secretary

Geoffrey Massey   

Jeanette Langmann   
Art Dealer, WCML Vice-President

John Patkau   

Kim Smith   

Kiriko Watanabe   

Wendi Campbell   
Chartered Professional Accountant, WCML Treasurer

Past Directors

Cameron McLellan 
Artist + Heritage Advocate

Gavin Froome 
Art Director + Film maker

Mike Bernard 
Film maker