The West Coast Modern League exists to identify 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.
Board of Directors
Steve Gairns Intern Architect, WCML Chair
Adele Weder Writer, Curator
Chelsea Louise Grant Intern Architect, WCML Secretary
Geoffrey Massey Architect
Jeanette Langmann Art Dealer, WCML Vice-President
John Patkau Architect
Kim Smith Architect
Kiriko Watanabe Curator
Wendi Campbell Chartered Professional Accountant, WCML Treasurer
Cameron McLellan Heritage Advocate
Gavin Froome Art Director, Film maker
Mike Bernard Film maker