Karl W. Gustavson, B.A., B. Arch., Architect AIBC, FRAIC, LEEDap
The firm’s principal, Karl W. Gustavson, established his own architecture firm in 1985 to focus his experience on projects that required a sensitive approach to design while recognizing the realities of the site, localized community context and budgets.
His architectural portfolio of projects includes work in residential care, heritage restoration, multiple residential, commercial, custom residential, and resort developments. Mr. Gustavson has traveled extensively throughout the world bringing to his architectural projects a depth of experience that continues to add to the success of his designs.
In an effort to continue learning and building his community, Karl has taken on various roles such as Registrar for the AIBC, expert witness, and consultant in the District of West Vancouver bulk housing study.
Advisory Design Panel
“On behalf of Mayor Sager and Council, I wish to thank you for your excellent work on the Advisory Design Panel over the past four years. Our municipality is very fortunate that distinguished architects such as yourself are willing to devote so much time and effort as volunteers to our community.”
- Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3, 2015, B.C.I.T.
- Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2, 2014, B.C.I.T.
- LEEDap, 2004, The United States Green Building Council
- LEEDap, 2004, The Canada Green Building Council
- Vectorworks 2004, B.C.I.T.
- Bachelor of Architecture, 1981, University of British Columbia U.B.C.
- School of Architecture, Studies Abroad, Athens, Greece
- Diploma, Cordon Bleu School of Cookery, London, England
- Bachelor of Urban Geography, 1976, University of British Columbia
- Architect AIBC – Member of Architectural Institute of British Columbia
- FRAIC – Fellow of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
- LEEDap – Member of the US Green Building Council
- LEEDap – Member of the Canada Green Building Council
Dan Parke BA, BArch, Architect AIBC, MAIBC, LEEDap
Dan and Karl have worked together on many projects over the years, with Dan becoming a major component of the firm’s vision and success.
Dan’s familiarity with LEED (specifically LEED for new neighborhoods, homes, and new construction), and on-going coursework with the “Living Building” program for professionals designing advanced green buildings (beyond LEED), have caused Dan to receive numerous awards and media attention.
- 1990 – professional degree in architecture from The University of British Columbia. Scholarships from the provincial government, and from the Architectural Institute of BC.
- 1986 – Bachelor of Arts from UBC majoring in architectural history/theory. Scholarships from the provincial government.
- Registered Architect Architectural Institute of BC (2001-present)
- Canadian Green Building Council, Member
- Cascadia Chapter, US Green Building Council, Member
- LEED Accreditation, 2004
- Bowen Island Civic Facilities Working Group, Member (2006-2007)
- Bowen Island Snug Cove Master Plan Working Group, Member (2006-2007)
Geoff Bartle AT.AIBC
Geoff is Karl’s senior technician entrusted with all drawing production and scheduling. Geoff has a wealth of experience that has enabled the firm to excel in all areas of communication.
- 1991 – Bachelor of Technology (Architectural Design) Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario
- 1986 – Civil Engineering Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario
- Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Architectural Technologist Associate (AT), Inducted: December 10, 2001
- Canadian Green Building Council Corporate Member
- Cascadia Region Green Building Council
Won Kang BA, March, MRAIC
Won is the creative force bringing Karl’s concepts to reality.
- 1989 – 1994 – University of British Columbia, M.Arch.
- 1985 – 1989 – University of British Columbia, B.A. Urban Geography
- Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Design Professional