“Above all, our design is the result of a process, rather than a single act, and the resulting design reflects the  totality of the process. The process begins functionally, considering and creatively addressing questions of function, zoning, and budget. Gradually through the process of design these practical restrictions are elevated to the poetic. Restrictions become the jumping off point for an exciting design”

Frits de Vries News

Homes for the Holidays!


Homes for the Holidays-2016

FDVA and Natural Balance Home Builders are happy to announce that the Chancellor Residence will be featured as one of five homes in the 12th annual Kids Help Phone Homes for the Holidays, on November 26th + 27th.

This popular fundraising event brings together Vancouver’s top professional designers with home decor retailers and florists. Together they adorn five beautiful Vancouver Westside homes with unique displays of holiday decorating that promise to inspire the holiday spirit.

Tickets will be available soon at the event website above.


Chancellor on Modern Home Tour

Chancellor-Modern Home Tour

It has been confirmed that the Chancellor Residence will be included in this years Modern Home Tour, Vancouver.

Hosted by the Modern Architecture + Design Society, this one day event allows the public to explore inside six of the most unique modern residential spaces in the Vancouver Area, including our project in the University Endownment Lands.

Buy Tickets for the Tour

Image Credit – Ema Peter


Pointhouse B&B on Real Houses of BC


Look out for the FdVA designed Pointhouse B&B on Episode 15 of TV Show ‘Real Houses of British Columbia’.  Its currently on repeat on the W- Network. Alternatively you can purchase episode 15 from iTunes. (Link to iTunes)

(Bell Media – Channel 1705, Telus Optik – 329, Shaw – 19)





Chancellor Residence on Vu de l'interieur.

The Chancellor Residence is to feature in an upcoming episode of Vu de l’interieur

on the Unis Network (Ontario/Quebec and Europe) in Autumn 2016, including a full interview with Patrick Warren from our office with host Sophie Bérubé.

Western Living's 2016 Designers of the Year


Frits de Vries Architect has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Architecture category of Western Living’s 2016 Designers of the Year Awards!

Western Living's 2015 Designers of the Year


Frits de Vries Architect has been shortlisted for Western Living’s 2015 Designers of the Year in the Architecture and Eco Design categories!

Oak Bay Residence Wins 2015 CARE Award


The Oak Bay Project in association with Gorter Construction won Best Single Family Detached Custom Home under 3000Sq.ft at the 2015 CARE Awards on Vancouver Island!


Taste of Life Vancouver Luxury Home Show

Join us at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Friday May 1st to Sunday May 3rd 2015!