Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia

Printed in two colors throughout and richly illustrated with more than six hundred photographs and duotones of these architects' most important works, Building the West tells the stories, discovers the hopes and aspirations, and celebrates the successes and accomplishments of the early architects of British Columbia as it illustrates their lives and careers, many of which extended along the North American west coast from California to Alaska. Starting before the first flood of colonists in the gold rush of 1858, it follows the lives of almost four hundred individuals first drawn to British Columbia by the opportunities of frontier settlement.

"For anyone who cares about the built environment, this book is a treasury--and a treasure." --Vancouver Sun