I’m discovering beautiful buildings and learning about many groups working for change on the downtown eastside. This gorgeous building belongs to the Vancouver Native Housing Society. The Society transformed the old Pender Hotel into an Aboriginal artist live/work studio complex that includes a large production space and a Fair Trade art gallery at street level. In June of 2012, the residential side of the building was opened. The Skwachays Lodge and Residence provides 24 units of supportive housing for artists and 18 hotel rooms for both tourists and medical stay guests.