Progressive. Innovative. Inspired by nature. Three main characteristics that explain why the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre in Vancouver, Canada was awarded as “the Sustainable Building of the year 2014” (World Architecture News 2014), received “Winner Engineering Awards” (World Architecture News 2014) and the “Wood Innovation Award” (BC Wood Design). The city, architects, and engineers, aware of the educational value of the Botanical Garden, envisioned a design that would serve as an international icon of sustainable leadership. Inspired by biomorphic forms and patterns, the curved Glulam post and beam structure communicates ecological responsibility and advanced engineering.