“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

The 2017 Vancouver Modern Home Tour

Join us for the 4th consecutive year in a row on the Vancouver Modern Home Tour 2017!  Our Pacific Spirit Residence will be among six modern homes featured on the tour presented by MA+DS and Marvin Windows, as a part of Western Living’s Design Week this September.  Tickets are available for purchase through the Modern Architect + Design Society.

Western Living 2017 Designer of the Year!

For the third consecutive year, Frits de Vries Architects + Associates Ltd has been shortlisted as a Finalist in the Architecture category of Western Living’s 2017 Designers of the Year Awards!  Winners will be announced online on August 31st and celebrated in the September issue of WL Magazine.

Collingwood Residence: Western Living - May 2017 Issue

The Collingwood Residence has been featured on the cover of this months issue of Western Living magazine.

Read the full interview with Patrick Warren from our office here.




Prestigious 2017 AIBC Lieutenant Governor's Award!!

Frits de Vries Architects & Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce that the Tsawwassen Beach Home 2 has been awarded the 2017 Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Merit Award in Architecture!


Georgie Awards 2017 - Winner!!!


The Canadian Home Builders Association of BC has awarded the Tolmie Residence Custom Home of the Year 2017.

The Chancellor and MacKenzie Heights Residences were also nominated for 6 other awards, across multiple categories, in this years Georgie Awards.

Congratulations to Natural Balance Premium Home Builders, Winner of Custom Home Builder of the Year, who helped realize all three of these projects with our office.

FDVA is now on instagram!


Frits de Vries Architects + Associates Ltd is now on Instagram!!

Follow us at ‘fdvarch’ for daily updates on our current and newly finished portfolio works.



Chancellor Residence - Breakfast TV + Western Living Interview.


September 15th 2016

Ahead of this weekends Modern Home Tour, Breakfast Television Host Riaz Meghji interviewed Anicka Quin, Editorial Director of Western Living Magazine where they discussed some of the design aspects of the Chancellor Residence.

In case you missed it, here is another chance to watch the Interview. – Click Here to Watch the Interview

(Chancellor Feature Starts at 3min mark)


Tsawwassen Beach Home #2 Venetian Plaster Showcase


September 13th 2016

Thanks to Darrell Morrison at Decorative Painting and Plastering Concepts for sharing this short video showcasing his beautiful Venetian Plaster feature wall in the Tsawwassen Beach Home #2.

Click Here to Watch the Video

Chancellor Residence on Vu de l'interieur.

September 7th 2016

The Chancellor Residence was recently featured on a recent episode of Vu de l’interieur, (aired across Ontario/Quebec and Europe) and included a full interview with Patrick Warren from our office with host Sophie Bérubé.

Click Here to Watch the Episode Preview Here



Homes for the Holidays!

Homes for the Holidays-2016

August 24th 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)





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!