We’re a group of people that believe in creating modern, livable, energizing spaces within the historic, built urban environment.

20 Years of Creation

The Salient Group founded in 2000, prides itself on the creation and restoration of compact, walkable and vibrant communities in urban environments.

From the beginning the mission has always been the same: to energize, innovate and make a real difference to the human living experience.

Over the last 20 years the company has gained considerable experience and recognition for the developments and communities we've help to build.

Community Minded
Every community has a reason for being - both where it is and how it is. Often though, the connection and understanding of its origins are lost over time. Uncovering these forgotten values and latent potential within a place is what we do.

That adds to the existing fabric of an area in real and meaningful ways. And in that reinvention, we find new energy that helps to make our communities more vibrant and more livable. It’s what drives us.
Driven to Make a Difference
A sense of community extends well beyond the corners of one’s neighbourhood. So while we are primarily focused on re-imagining spaces within a built environment, we also contribute to civic minded efforts with organizations who expand our horizons and our possibilities to make a difference.

Here are some of the organizations we have been involved with:
BC Children's Hospital Foundation
Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival
Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Commercial Real Estate Women Vancouver
Covenant House Vancouver
Emily Carr University of Art + Design
Evergreen Foundation
Gastown Business Improvement Assocation
Lambda Alpha International
The Laurier Institution
Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation
University of British Columbia
Urban Development Institute - Pacific Region
Urban Development Institute - Capital Region
Urban Land Institute
"We believe that good architecture is art. It enhances our living experience and impacts people's lives in a positive way."
Some of our awards
lieutenant governors award for architecture
City of Vancouver - Heritage Award of Honour
city of vancouver - Heritage Conservation Award
City of vancouver - award of recognition

urban development institute - Award of Excellence for Commercial Renovation and Restoration
Urban development institute - Best Urban Infill
URBAN DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE – AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR BEST HERITAGE
heritage bc Certificate of Recognition
sustainable architecture and buildings
Heritage BC outstanding achievements