Laurel Point Inn Victoria, British Columbia, Canada Additions designed 1987 The 72 suite "Erickson Wing" and connecting winter garden were added to the Laurel Point Inn, a fine hotel which sits on a point at the entrance of Victoria's inner harbour. The addition greets incoming ships with a reflecting profile and white trim to complement the marine context. Located in the middle of a park on a point of land between Victoria's inner and outer harbours, the hotel takes full advantage of its commanding location and spectacular views. The balconied face of the addition looks west across the ocean straits, while the upper floors on the other side look to the city. At ground level, a glass roofed restaurant lounge opens out onto a terrace overlooking an extensive water garden. This water garden serves to bring a sense of the harbour's edge up to the hotel's terrace while protecting the hotel from the public seawalk without obstructing the view. As the building rises from the garden, it steps back floor by floor in all directions. This gives every room an open sunny terrace and ensures that the building casts the smallest possible shadow across the water garden below. The Erickson Wing is terraced like King's Landing (see "buildings - residential" section of website) so that the balconies can have better views and light.