Formwerks’ holistic design approach centres on the belief that the garden and outdoor space is a living extension of the exterior architecture and interior expression of a home.  Our mission is to create truly distinctive gardens and outdoor rooms for our client’s long-term enjoyment.

We value tradition and also employ cutting-edge forward thinking through our understanding of each site’s unique features and potential, to develop legacy properties of timeless elegance and sophistication. Our international background in Landscape Architecture and Sustainable Urban Design fosters our core value of marrying green urban development strategies with residential and public landscape design.

Our core services consist of:

Conceptual Design: Upon confirming the project objectives and establishing general requirements, we generate a series of conceptual diagrams, sketches and pictures to evaluate opportunities and design direction. The process is collaborative and creative, and we highly value our client’s active input and feedback to move forward with confidence and clarity.

Landscape Master Plan: The Landscape Master Plan is the detailed framework for the entire property with regards to site sensitive grading, the flow of garden rooms and elements as well as circulation. The relationship to buildings, neighbouring properties and public streetscapes is developed.

Development and Building Permit Application: We prepare required plans for Development and Building Permit application in the local municipal planning and building department and respond to their inquiries efficiently and professionally.

Construction Drawings and Landscape Implementation: To perfectly execute each element, we develop a detailed construction package, including: Layout and material plan with reference specifications of all hardscape materials, a detailed description of all landscape features, elevations of signature areas to describe proportion, context and cohesive flow of elements, lighting plan, and a planting plan. We accompany the construction process until completion and promote a strong working relationship with the project contractor and technicians.


PORTFOLIO // Built into the steep hillside, this West Coast modern residence provides increasingly remarkable views with every stairwell climbed, maximizing North-facing windows to take in the sweeping ocean and mountain views.⁠

Locarno Hillside Vista, West 1st Avenue.

PORTFOLIO // Created with developer @mosaic_homes, these Georgian-styled townhomes in Pitt Meadows were completed in 2005. ⁠

At Formwerks, we approach single- and multi-family dwellings with the same expertise, respect, and care.

Now Selling // The modern, yet historically-grounded homes at Heritage Point Grey are truly special. ⁠

But just outside your window, you'll admire sweeping views of mountains, ocean, and sky.⁠

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We bring over three decades of experience to all our architectural projects. And yet, creating our clients' dream homes is still a deeply collaborative process. ⁠

We start with careful listening, to understand your vision and values. Then, we bring it to life with a close eye for quality, timelessness, and design integrity. ⁠
Learn more about how we work at the link in our bio.