A Team at the Top of its Game

Over 10 years working in Victoria, Chard has established itself as one of the city's most reliable, innovative developers. Escher is Chard's sixth Victoria project, and with the help of a familiar team of industry-leading consultants and trades, it stands to be our greatest yet.

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Over the past decade, Chard has earned a reputation as both a trusted developer and an advocate for positive change in the City of Victoria.

The Chard team is a small, tight-knit group who care deeply about their work, as well as the lives and communities it impacts. From designing a building that is safe, comfortable, and will meet all the needs of its residents to ensuring the highest possible standards have been met, their commitment to quality goes above and beyond purchasers’ expectations.

From Corazon, The 834, and Juliet, to The Sovereign and most recently Duet, each of Chard's previous projects demonstrate how a commitment to the highest standards can result in thoughtfully designed, highly liveable urban developments that redefine their surrounding areas.

It’s all part of the Chard Promise, and it’s why over 400 owners have trusted Chard with one of the most important investments they’ll make in their lifetime. They know the team will be there with them every step of the way, answering questions, solving problems, making sure their new home is just right.



Dave Chard

After 20 years of being in business and a variety of successfully complete projects that includes shopping centres, corporate head offices, and residential and mixed-use developments, we’re proud to have earned a reputation as a developer people can trust.

Escher is our sixth consecutive residential development in Victoria in the past decade, and we hope it will have the same positive impact on the lives of its residents and the community as each of our other buildings.

I am proud of what Escher will mean for downtown Victoria as the city continues to revitalize and grow, and I look forward to meeting all of the people who will soon call Escher their home.


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Customer Care

Chard has helped over 400 people go through the process of purchasing a new condo, so we know what it takes to make the experience a smooth and enjoyable one. That’s why we go to such great lengths to ensure our owners have all the information and support they need, from the moment they walk through the Presentation Centre doors to long after they’ve settled in to their home.

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Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership (MCMP) has become one of BC’s most respected architectural practices over the past 45 years. The firm’s extensive and diverse portfolio includes a host of major office complexes and towers, as well as the new Vancouver Convention Centre. They’ve also been Chard’s architectural firm of record for all of our residential projects, bringing a sure hand, smart design, and decades of expertise to everything they do.





Interior Designer

Proscenium Architecture + Interiors


Founded in 1996, Proscenium Architecture + Interiors is recognized as one of western Canada’s leading designers of community and cultural facilities. Chard’s partnership with Proscenium dates back almost 20 years and includes projects like Corazon, Juliet, The 834, and Duet. As with past projects, Proscenium has approached Escher with a keen eye and a refined sensibility for balancing modern style with ultimate comfort and livability.


Structural Engineers

Reed Jones Christoffersen


Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. (RJC) is one of Canada’s leading engineering firms, specializing in structural engineering, building science and parking planning consulting services. Throughout its 65 year history, the company has emphasized innovative engineering, personal service, and excellence in the structural design of buildings. RJC brings an unparalleled breadth of experience and expertise to Escher.


Building Envelope

RDH Group


RDH Group (RDH) is British Columbia’s leading building envelope consulting firm, advising on all aspects of Escher’s building enclosure, including energy performance, moisture management above and below grade, and roofing, deck and balcony assemblies. RDH consults closely with the Chard team throughout the development process from their Victoria office.


Landscape Architect

LADR Landscape Architects


LADR is an award-winning, multi-faceted consulting firm that specializes in landscape architecture, sustainable design, and master planning. Since 1996, LADR’s Victoria-based projects have included creative and sustainable design initiatives for the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations. Chard’s successful partnership with LADR stems back to 2009 and promises great things for Escher’s outdoor spaces.



Campbell Construction Ltd.


Campbell Construction is one of Vancouver Island's most successful and trusted General Contractors. Since 1964 this family run company has built everything from schools and hotels to hospitals and some of Victoria’s finest high-rise condominiums. Chard Development is very pleased to have Campbell as the General Contractor on Escher.