Formline Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm located in West Vancouver with clients throughout the Northwest Pacific Region. The company is founded by Alfred Waugh, one of the few registered First Nations Architects in Canada. The studio specializing in working on environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive projects that reflect and reinforce the values and visions of the client.
The local cultural landscape and surrounding natural landscape act as fundamental determinants of the design solution – we pride ourselves on working collaboratively and openly with our clients to ensure that both the process and product are of the highest quality for budgetary and time requirements. Many of our projects entail working with artists to embed cultural symbolism within the design. We constantly strive to balance cultural sensitivity and environmental responsibility through the use of sustainable technologies and renewable resources where possible.

Alfred V. Waugh

Cultural Affiliation: Status First Nations registered with the Fond Du Lac (Denesuline) Nation of northern Saskatchewan Canada, part of Treaty 8. Alfred is also part English and Swedish.

Our specialty lies in building custom cultural and innovative wood buildings, structures and installations that celebrate and elevate the local values and ambitions of the individual client or greater community at large. When working with communities, we strive to include a diverse array of members in the design process to ensure that the building is cherished by, and functional for all.
Our main services include:
  • Full Architectural Services
  • Master Planning Studies
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Sustainable Design
  • Interior Design

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