D’Arcy Jones Architects | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Interior Design
Types of Built Projects: Private Houses, Apartments
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia, Toronto, Switzerland
Style of work: Contemporary
Website: darcyjones.com/

D’Arcy Jones Architects has a portfolio that includes majorly houses- private houses and apartment blocks. Their designs are an innovative blend of contemporary architecture and traditional and unconventional materials to achieve sustainability. They believe that newness and history complement and enhance each other, and hence they find inspiration from it. Their work has been featured widely in many publications and has also received awards, including awards from RAIC, AIBC, Canadian Wood Council Award, etc.

Friesen Wong House, British Columbia ©darcyjones.com/

DBR – Design Build Research

Scope of services: Public spaces
Types of Built Projects: Installation, Public art, Pavilion
Locations of Built Projects: Vancouver & other countries
Style of work: Idea based
Website: dbr.org/

DBR is a nonprofit institute that aims for a new model for design education and research. The institute teaches and builds social, cultural and environmental sustainable installations by students. The intent of the institution is to gather the young, old, as well as all to design and construct a built environment and learn from other designers. The people also learn wood benefits and techniques.

Elevate, Installation ©Ema Peter

Deutscher Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture
Types of Built Projects: Houses, Hotel, Ocean Discovery Station, Ocean front Lodging
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Modern
Website: deutscher-architecture.ca/

The firm creates spaces that would bring and connect people to nature. The spaces are such that there is a harmonic balance between the built and the landscape. They are driven by the passion to create relationships within the communities. In 2014, on Robson Green Street, they built a social space by creating models of wooden sections joined to each other to form an innovative sculpture and a seating space. The cultural and social life of Robson Street was enhanced as these forms created a dynamic and exciting environment, and allowed for activities from leaning to lounging.

 Urban Reef, Vancouver ©deutscher-architecture.ca/

DGBK

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Urban planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Healthcare, Educational, Community & Recreation, Commercial, Civic, Public Safety, Ecclesiastic
Locations of Built Projects: Canada and other countries
Style of work: Sustainability
Website: dgbk.com/

DGBK is one of the leading firms in Vancouver and has offices in Shanghai and Beijing as well. They have a philosophy and intent of becoming the leaders in the sectors of Healthcare, Recreation, Education, and Public Safety. They incorporate the newest technologies in a sustainable approach. Many of their projects have received the LEED Gold Certification.

Burns Lake Hospital ©dgbk.com/

Diamond Schmitt | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Educational, Cultural, Commercial, Healthcare, Civic, Residential
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, UK, USA, Russia, Israel
Style of work: Sustainability – of Environment, Individual Wellbeing and Economic Soundness
Website: dsai.ca/studio/

Diamond Schmitt has its offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and New York with over 300 employees. It is one of Canada’s best-managed companies and greenest employers. The firm is inspired by the Canadian landscape, and hence, the employees value nature, respect differences, promote health and safety, and strive for compassion. Their popular projects are Ottawa Public Library, The Senate of Canada Building Ottawa, Transit city Condominium Vaughan, Foreign Ministry of Israel, etc.

Foreign Ministry of Israel, Israel ©dsai.ca/studio/

Donohoe Living Landscapes

Scope of services: Landscape Design
Types of Built Projects: Residences
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia, & others countries
Style of work: They believe in venerated traditions of landscape design informed by personal discovery process
Website: donohoelivinglandscapes.com/

Donohoe Living Landscapes is an award-winning firm with a belief in revering traditions of landscape design that informs the personal discovery process. They have won awards like National Awards of National Excellence, BC Landscape Awards of Excellence, Association of Professional Landscape Designers, and Western Living Designers of the Year.

Multi Sensory West Vancouver Residence ©donohoelivinglandscapes.com/

Don Stuart Architect Inc.

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Heritage restoration
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Resort residential, Commercial
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Design-oriented
Website: donstuartarchitect.com/

Don Stuart Architecture is an award-winning firm designing for projects like houses, resort houses, hotels, and restaurants, educational, etc. They primarily focus on community spaces, hospitality, and heritage restoration. They apply the principles of sustainable and energy-efficient design in their projects, which changes the way they design.

Hilltop Residential ©donstuartarchitect.com/

Eric Stine Architect Inc. | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Residential
Locations of Built Projects: Vancouver
Style of work: Client-based
Website: ericstinearchitect.com/

The firm, founded in 1986, provides architectural solutions in the residential sector. The architect, Eric Stine, works on homes, duplexes, multi-family townhouses, heritage restoration and conversion, and Laneway houses. The approach to each of the projects is client-based.

Residential ©ericstinearchitect.com/

Faulkner Browns Architects

Scope of services: Architecture, Master plan
Types of Built Projects: Educational, Healthcare, Leisure, Library, Office/Retail, Sports, Industrial
Locations of Built Projects: Canada, Europe, Dubai, Turkmenistan
Style of work: Contemporary
Website: faulknerbrowns.com/

The firm has a portfolio that features a wide range of projects and all types of scale and is built in different parts of the world. They strive for innovation in designs and new materials while attaining social, environmental, and commercial sustainability. Their expertise lies in net zero carbon strategies, passive house principles, lifecycle carbon modeling, and BREEAM advisory services.

Hebburn Central Library & Sport, England ©faulknerbrowns.com/

Formline Architecture 

Scope of services: Architecture
Types of Built Projects: Community, Educational, Cultural, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, First Nations
Locations of Built Projects: Throughout Northwest Pacific Region
Style of work: Sustainability
Website: formline.ca/

This is an award-winning firm that specializes in delivering environmentally friendly and culturally sensitive projects to clients. Their designs are inspired by the local cultural landscape the surrounding natural landscape of the North Pacific region. Their expertise lies in creating innovative wood buildings. The principal architect is the First Nations registered with the Fond Du Lac Nation of northern Saskatchewan Canada.

Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, First Nations ©formline.ca/
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Pranjali is a passionate artist and an architect who loves to blend her designs with nature. She designs meticulously and is always exploring the impact of architectural spaces on user's mind and body. You will find her lost in travelling, daydreams, books, and also on mountain trails.

1 Comment

  1. Kate Robertson Reply

    Hi,

    Credit where credit is due. Ryder Architecture is in partnership with Hotson Architects for the Pacific Residence project at UBC. Adam James, Kate Mather and 3 other staff have been working on this since it’s inception. We are going through our final reviews and two of the five buildings will be completed in August.

    Thanks

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