The West Coast Modern League is a non-profit society that 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 West Coast Modern League carries on its activities through public programming; partnerships with municipalities, governments, professional organizations, like-minded societies in other locales and disciplines, educational institutions, and individual home-owners.

Beyond public advocacy and selected stewardship of significant works of postwar architecture, the WCML’s activities include lectures, debates, media outreach, and the support of publications, competitions and other projects that encourage a stronger architectural culture.

Established in 2013, the West Coast Modern League is a registered non-profit society in British Columbia, based in the Metro Vancouver area.

We are 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   
Architect, WCML Secretary

Geoffrey Massey   

Jeanette Langmann   
Art Dealer, WCML Vice-President

John Patkau   

Kiriko Watanabe   

Wendi Campbell   
Chartered Professional Accountant, WCML Treasurer

Past Directors


Cameron McLellan 
Artist + Heritage Advocate

Gavin Froome 
Art Director + Film maker

Kim Smith 

Mike Bernard 
Film maker