Modern by Design

From shared outdoor spaces that extend your home to technologies that promote cleaner, greener choices, Escher has been designed to bring out the best in condo living. It's modern design at its very height.

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Construction is complete and Escher is welcoming its new homeowners. Contact us directly to learn about our next project coming to downtown Victoria at 250.590.9940.

About the Building

When Chard first approached the team at MCMP Architects to design Escher, it was with a clear vision: to design a building that would push the boundaries of modern architecture in Victoria and redefine what owners have come to expect from a new downtown home.

Drawing on Chard’s long history working with both owners and the city itself, MCMP produced a building as modern and dynamic as it is welcoming.

At 10 storeys and 84 suites, Escher’s bold lines and eye-catching mix of charcoal brick, metal, and high-efficiency low E windows are balanced by composite panelling and a grand but inviting two-story entrance. The effect is metropolitan, sophisticated, yet notably approachable—a striking portrait of the city which surrounds it.

“I think buildings should be of their time, and in the case of Escher, we wanted it to be a pioneer for Victoria. Forward-looking, modern in both design and materials, a bridge between Fairfield's quiet residential streets and the downtown core."

Mark Whitehead, MCMP Architects

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Building Features

Building Features

All residents have access to the Signature Chard rooftop terrace, with landscaping design by LADR and complete with lounge, kitchen and BBQ areas, washroom and views overlooking downtown, Fairfield and the Olympic Peninsula in the distance.
Escher's modern exterior incorporates charcoal brick and composite panels overtop strong steel and concrete construction.
An inviting double-height entrance leads to a spacious lobby with custom artwork, feature lighting and lounge seating.
The building's landscaping, both public and private, has been designed by Victoria's LADR Landscape Architects. The building entrance comes with lush plantings, modern outdoor seating and plenty of visitor bike storage.
The terrace suites on floors 2, 5, and 9 offer spacious outside areas, extending each suite's living space by as much as 450 sq ft.
Escher’s underground parking is safe and secure and comes complete with electric car-charging stations, scooter storage and a dog-washing station.
On the ground level, residents can use a shared FOB-access bicycle storage with a spot for every suite and a shared maintenance bench. There’s also an additional storage locker for every unit in the building.
Escher's visitor security cameras, located at the main lobby and secure visitor parking entrance, can be accessed by residents from any computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
Every exterior room at Escher has at least one opening window for natural ventilation, and all windows are made with high-efficiency low E glazing, maximizing fresh air and comfort in the summer and reducing energy costs in the winter.

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Escher's main lobby, complete with 72" x 60" custom artwork by Russell Leng


Every inch of Escher has been designed to maximize space, comfort, and livability, and the Signature Chard Rooftop Patio is no exception.Escher owners have exclusive access to a carefully landscaped 11th floor rooftop patio, complete with lounge furniture, an outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, washroom, and views overlooking downtown.

Host your guests in the 12-seat bistro area or enjoy a quiet coffee while checking email in the wifi-enabled lounge—the rooftop patio is designed to be an extension of your home and the outdoor heart of Escher’s vibrant community.

Rooftop Patio

Rooftop Patio

Complete with original art, contemporary furnishings, board room table, television, wifi and bar-style kitchen,Escher’s Conference Room can be booked online any time you’re in need of a comfortable, convenient place to hold a quick meeting, present to a client, or simply get a little extra work done.

Conference Room

Building Green

Buying a condo downtown is always a “green” choice, but Escher takes it a step further. In addition to features such as main floor bike storage that promotes cycling and electric car charging stations, the building will be constructed in accordance with the brand new BC Building Codes and ASHRAE requirements, helping you to improve your personal footprint.

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