Humans arrive at our buildings with a range of needs, preconceptions, backgrounds, challenges and preferences. One aspect of this work is inclusive washroom design: We know that inclusive washrooms can become much more than a place to go to the bathroom.
December 1st. Come celebrate with us! Live music, good food & drinks, an art auction, and surprise gifts! Celebrations are from 5:00 - 9:00 PM. Dancing starts at 8:00 PM. Please RSVP by November 23rd.
Save the date! Holiday open House
Save the date: Thursday December 1st STUDIO 531 will be hosting their open house style holiday gathering. We welcome all clients, collaborators, staff, friends & family to attend. This is the first time we are hosting an event in our new(ish)
Cumberland project receives Heritage Alteration Permit + Development Permit
We are excited to announce that the 2714 Dunsmuir Avenue project in Cumberland, B.C. has received the Heritage Alteration Permit and the Development Permit! Located on 2714 Dunsmuir Avenue in Cumberland, B.C. the project is a 4 storey, 21 units mixed-use
Dwell features Sky House
A couple of months ago this summer Sky House was visited by dwell magazine's film crew who photographed and filmed for the magazine's Cabin series. Enjoy reading the article on dwell.com here — An Observatory for Sky, Light, and Wind Emerges 20
Beulah Creek Project receives Development Permit
We are excited to announce that the Beulah Creek Project on Hornby Island, B.C. has received the Development Permit! The project is comprised of several 2 storey buildings that are organized around a common green space. 26 residential units ranging from
Luther Court Community Health Centre is Now Open
We are excited to announce that the new Luther Court Community Health Centre in Saanich, B.C. is now open! For the past 2 years STUDIO 531 architects have been engaged by the Luther Court Society to design a new, state of
Seeking Architectural Technologist
Seeking Architectural Technologist FIRM: STUDIO 531 architects inc was founded by architects Jesse Garlick and Tom Moore in 2012. Together they share more than 60 years collective experience in architecture. We are a growing emerging firm that strives to be innovative, and
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Seeking Architect and Technologist focused on energy modelling and carbon analysis. FIRM: STUDIO 531 architects inc. was founded by Jesse Garlick and Tom Moore in 2012. Together they share more than 60 years collective experience in architecture. We are a growing emerging
Sky House is airing on Magnolia Network
Sky House was visited in 2021 by Magnolia Network's film crew who stayed for 2 days filming for the network's series The Cabin Chronicles. Click here to watch the Preview clip. The Cabin Chronicles explores the architecture, design, and human connection behind
Shelbourne Community Kitchen
In the spirit of the season, we'd like to highlight the work of an important local organization: The Shelbourne Community Kitchen is a neighbourhood food center in Saanich. With two staff, a hard-working board of directors, and an incredible team
Our office will be closed from December 24th 12:00pm Noon - January 3rd, 2022.
First Peoples’ Cultural Council
In acknowledgment of Truth And Reconciliation Day, we want to highlight the work a very important organization: the First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC). FPCC is an organization dedicated to “revitalizing Indigenous languages, arts and cultural heritage in British Columbia”. We
CUBES wins Wood Works Design & Building Award 2020
We are happy to announce that Studio 531 project CUBES in Courtenay, B.C. has just won the Multi-unit Residential Wood Design Award for the 2020 Wood Works BC Design & Building Awards.
OAKCREST Headquarters is taking shape
Construction at 2921 Leigh Road in Langford B.C. is well underway. The new Mass-Timber Oakcrest Headquarters office building, designed by Studio 531 for Oakcrest Estates Ltd. is taking shape. Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) floor panels and Glulam columns of the
A group of families first purchase a piece of land to build small houses around a shared garden. Located in Squamish B.C. Hummingbird House is a compact structure, built of solid timber panels, for a family of 4. The home
...but not that far! Our new office opens on March 8, 2021. Our new address is: 546 Herald Street Victoria, B.C. V8W 1S6 Ph: 250-384-2131 Drop by and say hello when you feel safe to do so.
Cubes in Courtenay was finished and fully occupied December 1, 2020. Students, young professionals, families, and Healthcare workers moved into the newly completed suites. In the ground level commercial space Milano Coffee is opened, a Dental Clinic is under construction. This
Hybrid Mass Timber Rental Housing
CUBES. A purpose built rental housing and mixed use/commercial project located in Courtenay, BC. The structure consists of a concrete podium, off-site manufactured Mass Timber panel floors and conventional wood framed walls hoisted in place by cranes. The main benefits
Mass Timber Warehouse Under Construction
Oakcrest Park Estates Ltd., a Victoria based holding company and investor in industrial properties is developing a turnkey warehouse for one of Canada’s largest plumbing supply companies. EMCO's warehouse and showroom is under construction in Langford, BC. The building's structure
Mass Timber Recreation Centre
Construction on the SEAPARC Fitness Centre has come to a close. Landscaping is to be finished later this year. Client and the Studio 531 team are pleased with the end results and look forward to hearing user feedback once the
Smithers Airport Environmental Silver Wings Award
Smithers Airport receives BC Aviation Council Silver Wings Award for it’s Environmental Stewardship in the Departures Lounge Expansion! Congratulations to Smithers Airport and the contributing team…!