Expand Possibilities


Joel Berman is an artist, designer and consultant in the area of product design, and commercial and public art.

Art & Design must not only acknowledge its surrounding architecture, and the community at large. It must also create timeless relevance that continues to produce a unique sense of place and soul.

– Joel Berman

joel berman vancouver, joel berman artist


Alder Canopy, Richmond, BC (2018)

Location: Artwork is located within the Gardens Development (12733 Steveston Hwy and 10780 No. 5 Rd), between the Calla and Jasmine buildings.

Materials: Weathering Steel, tempered, laminated digitally printed glass
Sponsored By: Townline Gardens Inc.

The sculpture is made up of 6 weathering steel limbs roughly 10’ tall, welded to a steel base, set and connected to the concrete base. The tips are tempered, laminated, low iron glass with a digital image of Alder leaves cantilevering off of the weathering or rusting steel uprights. The steel will rust for a year then the patina process will be complete.

Alder Canopy is a structure derived from a grove of alder trees photographed on South Pender Island. The ‘Gardens’ theme was a guiding light for the concept process for this project and resulted in an elegant form that showcases the beautiful partnership that glass and weathering steel. A stylized and artistically interpreted tree form, which closely resembles first growth Pacific Northwest fir trees blended two of our more indigenous local trees. The weathering steel is a novel play off of the aging of tree bark.”

See more Work>>


Interior Spaces & Experiences

Corporate, Retail, Airports, Public Works – the spaces where the work of Joel Berman lives are varied. See Completed Work, Public Art and Proposals.

Berman Glass Editions

Joel Berman also manages Berman Glass Editions, the company producing a design driven, readily available, economical line of textured glass suitable for a wide variety of interior and exterior building applications. This premium pressure-formed architectural glass product is available through a network of Authorized Distributors across North America, Europe and the Middle East. Contact Joel for more on esto, etre, ima, and aqui products.


Contact Joel through these methods. Providing design, strategy, and management advice for architects, designers, developers, and more.

419-6233 London Road
Richmond, BC Canada V7E 3S3
Tel. No. 604.218.0607
Email joel@joelberman.design

JBGS International photos courtesy Forms+Surfaces.

Other photos by Joel Berman.

12 + 8 =