• Pacific Heights Co-op Playground

  • Ken Spencer Science Park

  • Capilano University Community Garden

  • SOLEfood

  • Strathcona Green Zone Resource Park

  • YWCA Kids Can Grow

Who we are

Projects in Place is a volunteer-run, non-profit society formed in Vancouver in 2008. We are a multi-disciplinary group of volunteers whose skills include design, planning, ecology, engineering, construction and more. We bring design and construction professionals together with the general public, using a collaborative model to create and implement innovative projects that benefit the community and demonstrate sustainability.

What we do

Any project, any place. We help people not just imagine, but build sustainable neighborhoods and stronger communities through design and build projects. We do this by coordinating volunteer builds which allow us to complete projects for far less than they would otherwise cost through the contribution of volunteer-based or highly reduced professional services, labour and materials.

Recent blog posts

May 6th 2016

Volunteers Needed for June Playground Build!

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Apr 23rd 2016

PIPS is looking for Project Designers and Coordinators

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Oct 15th 2015

Projects in Place is Growing!!

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"Our experience with Projects in Place was amazing. Their design for our campus community garden reflected and enhanced our vision, and they helped us with every detail to bring that vision to life. Our garden has grown into a lush space of learning and community-building, and we couldn't have created it without Projects in Place."

Susan Doig, Facilities Director - Capilano University