The West Coast Modern League works 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


Past Directors


Cameron McLellan   Heritage Advocate

Gavin Froome   Art Director, Film maker

Mike Bernard   Film maker