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October 19th, 2017


UBC Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, Water fall feature captures all the roofs water and brings it down a glass channel between two copper clad columns. You could say it represents the tears of the survivors from residential school

August, 2017


Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, UBC, Vancouver... almost complete

May 27th, 2017


Speaking at the first Indigenous Architecture Symposium in Ottawa.

May 25th, 2017, interview on CBC North





March 6th, 2017


O'Siyam Pavilion, photo by by Michael Crane
Journal of Commerce Article " Ancient Principles inspire architect's wood structure


January 23rd, 2017



Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, View from the north west. Cross laminated roof panels up



Concrete fins flanking the future waterfall scupper



Corner overhang at Elders



View down the main corridor upstairs. CLT roof panels, wall panels and framed walls.

January 3rd, 2017



Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
Glulam and pre fabricated shear walls going up on a frosty day.

September 12th, 2016


Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre formal announcement. Ry Moran, Director of the National Centre of Truth and Reconciliation and Barney Williams member of the IRSSC, gifting a memory stick with the records of the residential school to the new UBC President Santa J. Ono and Linc Kesler, Director of the House of Learning.


Start of construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.



September 5th, 2014

Squaxin Island Tribe Natural and Cultural Resource Centre completed in July.



September 4th, 2014

Nomination for the BC Premiers Award

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March 21, 2014

Alfred receives 2014 Wood Design Award for use of Western Red Cedar in Liard River Hotsprings.




March 17, 2014

Squaxin Island Tribe's Cultural and Natural Resources Building in Shelton, Washington.



March 11th, 2014

Alfred participated in the Aboriginal Housing Management Association AHMA 2014 Spring Gathering to lead a discussion on "Indigenizing Housing in British Columbia"





January 10, 2014

An interview with Formline in the latest issue of Business in Vancouver.











November 19, 2013

Pleased to announce that Formline Architecture + Urbanism are recipients of Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal Business of the Year. Way to go!




November 12, 2013

Natural and Cultural Resource Centre
Squaxin Island, Washington

Construction on the Centre is underway and on schedule. Thankful for the dry Fall.







February 2013

Aboriginal Gathering Place and Urban Plaza
Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

The Grand Opening for the Aboriginal Gathering Place and Urban Plaza took place on February 1st. The weather cooperated and a good turn out was welcomed.

John Yap the Minister of Advanced Education, President Dr. Kris Bulcroft, Clay Little and David Kirk cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening


December 2012

Aboriginal Gathering Place
Capilano University, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

We are almost finished the the Capilano University Aboriginal Gathering Place Project, a 1200 sqft Tenant Improvement (TI) within the existing library and 2 pavilions in close proximity to it. Pavilion A directly adjacent to the TI will be used for outdoor ceremonies and a gathering place in the forest for all students on campus. Pavilion B directly outside the President's office reactivates a previously sunkin concrete plaza. The new Pavilion and wood deck will create lean-too shelter for students to use. It will also double as an outdoor event space.


View of Pavilion A through the forest



View of Pavilon A from the Tenant Improvement. The bear house posts will be installed in Mid-December.


Final touches on the Bear House posts before they are stained and tranported to site for installation in Pavilion A


View of Pavilion A from the south west corner with Austin the site superindent going over the remaining items to complete.


View of Pavilion B, a lean-too structure anchoring the north side of the plaza providing shelter for students and scoops the sun from the south bringing the warmth of wood into the heart of the Campus.



View of Pavilion B from the stairs infront of the President's office.



A student hanging out at Pavilion B.



The student lounge completed and well used.



November 2012

Liard River Hot Springs Replacement Project
Liard River, B.C. Canada

The Liard River Hot Springs project is almost complete. This change room facility was prohibited to have any electrical or power in an effort to preserve the natural integrity of the site. The Project was designed to be a 50+ year structure and Ipe is used for the substructure surfaced with 1x6 reeded balau decking. The change rooms are clad in Western Red Cedar and the roof system is cellular polycarbonate panels supported in modular Douglas Fir frames. The structure is inspired by the Dene lean-too structures used in winter camps. It is amazing but people still walk 1/4 mile down a path to jump in these hot springs when it is -25 C.


November 2012

Squaxin Island Tribe, Natural and Cultural Resource Center
Shelton, Washington, USA

We are currently in the midst of design development for the Natural and Cultural Resource Center. This 10,580 sqft project houses the both department in two linear bars connected by an entrance lobby framing the view to the Olympic Peninsula mountains beyond. Along with incorporating a number of sustainable strategies the roof directs all water to the main entrance creating a water feature activated the amount of rain coming down.
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February 2012

Bella Bella Dha' Yaci Big House Start-up
Formline Architecture + Urbanism meets with head carver, Ian Reid, to discuss totem placement and arrangement within the building. Josh Carpenter and project manager Terry Ward are in the background.


Squaxin Island Tribe Nature and Cultural Center Start up
Formline Architecture + Urbanism with Design-Build partners Korsmo Construction begin work in Shelton, WA. Alfred is seen here surveying where the new building will be sited.

December 2011


FormLine pre-qualified for LM-FM Health Authority work
FormLine Architecture + Urbanism has been pre-qualified for architectural services by the Lower Mainland Facilities Management consisting of Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health. We are excited for the opportunity to work on Capital Projects with these regional health authorities.



FormLine-Korsmo Design Build Team shortlisted for Squaxin Island NCRC
The Design-Build team of Korsmo Construction and FormLine Architecture has been shortlisted for the Squaxin Island Natural and Cultural Resources Centre to be located in Shelton, Washington. FormLine partner, Alfred Waugh, was Architect in Charge for the pre-design phase of this project.


November 2011



FormLine takes part in Artists for Kids architecture enrichment program
via North Shore News
FormLine Architecture + Urbanism's Kate Busby led three full-day workshops, as part of the Artists for Kids program. Two dozen Grade 3 students in North Vancouver had the opportunity to work with an architect to expand their understanding of the field and its impact on their own surroundings. Read more about the Architecture Canada and Artists for Kids initiative here.



Tyner Laneway House featured in November 2011 issue of Canadian Architect
The feature article, written by Matthew Soules, looks at Laneway housing as a means to increased densification in Vancouver's suburban neighbourhoods. Read it here.



BCIT celebrates the Aboriginal Gathering Place grand opening

FormLine was invited to celebrate the opening of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Burnaby Campus Aboriginal Gathering Place. Architect Alfred Waugh spoke at this inaugural event marking the completion of Phase 1 of BCIT Aboriginal Services' new home. Read more about the Gathering Place here.


September 2011

First Peoples House awarded 2011 CEFP International Awards Project of Distinction

These awards are presented for outstanding planning and architectural design of high quality learning environments to eight exceptional projects during the Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI) annual conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Featured in the juried Exhibition of School Planning and Architecture Exhibit, the projects demonstrated satisfaction of the intent of their planning process and design responses with regard to the learning environment, community environment and physical environment. Click here for more information.

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