RLA Inc. | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Master planning
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Commercial, Mixed use
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Client-Specific
Website: rlai.com/

RLA Inc. is an award-winning firm that has been designing world-famous large-scale resorts, residential communities, and mixed-use development for over 40 years. Their approach is client-specific and hence every project designed by them remains unique. A list of a few of the many awards they have received is – Golden Nugget Award of Merit: Best Campus Housing Project for MBA House, ARDA Annual Awards: Landmark Design Award for Whistler Village Creekside Masterplan, Architectural Institute of BC for Julia Court, etc.

Belmont Residences ©rlai.com/

Robert Lemon Architect Inc.

Scope of services: Heritage Rehabilitation
Types of Built Projects: Heritage, Residential
Locations of Built Projects: Vancouver
Style of work: Project based
Website: robertlemon.ca/

The firm works majorly on restoration, rehabilitation, and conservation of heritage buildings. They also work on providing a custom residential design to historic and new buildings. Some of the heritage rehabilitation and planning projects are – The Architecture Center (rehabilitation), Coastal Church (rehabilitation- seismic upgrading, interior upgrading, and exterior restoration), Hotel Georgia (rehabilitation), Shannon Estate (redevelopment), etc., all in Vancouver.

Coastal Church – Rehabilitation ©robertlemon.ca/

Scott & Scott Architects 

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Houses, Restaurants, Retail
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Contemporary
Website: scottandscott.ca/

Scott and Scott Architects design contemporary architecture and interiors with an emphasis on houses and restaurants and cafés. A few of their projects are – Mak and Ming restaurant, Gulf Island Bar, Whistler Cabin, North Vancouver House, Kitchen Staples retail, Kin Kao restaurant, Bestie restaurant, etc. Their work has also been featured in online publications.

Bestie Restaurant Vancouver ©archdaily.com 

Scott Posno Design

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape
Types of Built Projects: Houses
Locations of Built Projects: Vancouver
Style of work: Client requirements
Website: scottposno.com/about

Scott Posno designs residential projects of various scales in British Columbia. They provide services for new house construction, interior design, landscape design, and renovation. In the photograph below, the house is a blend of traditional and contemporary style.

Residential house ©scottposno.com/about

Seng Tsoi Architect Inc. | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape
Types of Built Projects: Houses
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Striving to imbue beauty and poetry in the spaces through simplicity
Website: sta-office.ca/

STA office believes that design has the power of transforming, and that any type of design and scale can become a medium for change, growth, or simply a joy to occupy, which in turn, enhances the occupants’ social, cultural, and environmental capacity and communities in which they live.

Boardwalk Single-family homes ©sta-office.ca/

SHAPE Architecture

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Educational, Community, Cultural, Recreation, Residential
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Site-centric
Website: shapearchitecture.ca/

SHAPE architecture creates a design that reflects the patterns and structure of the site where it is going to be built. They believe that the harmonics and the atmosphere of the place create a more formal and authentic design in response to the site. They have received many awards like Prairie Wood Design Awards, RAIC, AIBC, Western Living: Designers of the year, etc.

 North Delta Recreation Centre ©shapearchitecture.ca/

Simcic + Uhrich Architects 

Scope of services: Architecture, Landscape, Interiors, Public Art, Furniture Design, Urban Planning
Types of Built Projects: Houses, Cafes, Public
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia
Style of work: Contemporary
Website: simcicuhrich.com/

The firm emphasis designing for houses, coffee shops, breweries, cabins, houses, fire hall, etc. They are constantly exploring the B.C. wood construction techniques and applications of light and shadows that are unique to British Columbia’s landscapes. They have received national and provincial awards for their projects.

Virtuous Pie Victoria, Victoria ©simcicuhrich.com/

SRA Architect Inc. | Architects in Vancouver

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors
Types of Built Projects: Commercial, Residential, Private Rail Cars
Locations of Built Projects: British Columbia, Alberta, Western States.
Style of work: Client based
Website: srarch.net/

SRA is a highly reputed firm for its unique designs for each project. The designs are client-based and hence often range from traditional style to modern designs. The firm has also received awards for many of its projects, like the Sunshine Coast Retreat BC, The Landing 375 Water St. Vancouver, Westmount Vancouver, etc.

Waterfront Hotel and Restaurant ©srarch.net/

Stantec

Scope of services: Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, etc.
Types of Built Projects: Residential, Retail, Hospitality, Educational, Civic, Cultural, Industrial, Science/Research, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power & Dams, Coastal & Marine
Locations of Built Projects: Different part of the word
Style of work: Project based
Website: stantec.com/en

Stantec designs for a wide range of projects especially the public services. The firm designs with Community in mind. They believe that communities, in any place, provide a foundation and a sense of place and of belonging. Some of their major projects are JKF Terminals 6&7 Development Project, Centennial College Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, Confidential Biopharmaceutical Company Phase 3, Planet Ford Stadium, etc.

Landscape design ©stantec.com/en

Stephane Laroye Architect Inc. (SLA)

Scope of services: Urban Design, Master Planning, Architecture
Types of Built Projects: Housing, Mixed use
Locations of Built Projects: Canada
Style of work: Sustainable Features, Passive House, Wood-First Principle
Website: slaarchitect.com/

SLA delivers outstanding projects to clients, which are sustainable, elegant, contextual, and regional. Their expertise lies in sustainable, passive house techniques, and more importantly, they work with the principle of ‘wood first’ in every project, by using engineered wood and mass timber. Some of their mass timber and engineering wood projects are – Squamish Civic Center Municipal Hall, Public Library and Community Plaza; The HUB Students Residences, Second Avenue Office, a Mass Timber Net Zero Carbon Office, High Alpine Hut Network, etc.

HAHN – High Alpine Hut Network, BC ©slaarchitect.com/
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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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