Karl W. Gustavson Architect AIBC, FRAIC, LEEDap
3685 McKechnie Ave
West Vancouver, BC
Our assisted living projects include residential care for mentally challenged individuals, and adaptable housing with elevated levels of accessibility. We are constantly challenging ourselves to design living environments with more character and sense of place. As our population ages, the longer that we can stay in our homes in a comfortable environment, the healthier we will be both mentally and physically. We have introduced a component of live work into many of our projects. With uses ranging from professional office all the way to studios for fabrication, we have broadened the scope and provided for a lifestyle choice.
All of our architectural design projects involve some type of community consultation. This may include rezoning, development permits, and/or discussions with community interest groups. More and more we are taking over projects to resolve difficult issues. These include disputes having to do with local character and context, view corridor resolution, Department of Fisheries and Oceans consultation, Port Authority Consultation, as well as with localized habitat protection and enhancement.
We are firm believers in listening and adapting to our clients' vision. The size of our custom residential projects varies from seaside cottages to large estate homes. However, we always have the same goal of creating a signature project for each client.
“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.”