Founded in 2001, our firm's work focuses on custom residential projects, including new homes, renovations and laneway houses. Projects done also include restaurants, retail stores, medical offices, day spas and religious spaces.
We pride ourselves on our team-oriented approach and the high caliber of design for which we have become known. We believe in the value of collaboration with our consultants, contractors and most importantly, our clients. Our goal is to work very closely with our clients, interpreting their needs, and translating their vision into reality. Our personal approach has often lead to lasting friendships with our clients.
Our passion for intelligent, innovative design results in thoughtful and inspired solutions, which are rich in detail. We strive to create spaces that are elegant, vibrant and livable. We can provide a full architectural service, including interior design, contract management and site supervision. As architects we are committed to respecting the needs, desires and budgets of our clients.
Though our personal preference is for a more contemporary style, we prefer our designs to evolve from an appreciation of site and context, while responding to the functional and aesthetic priorities of our clients. We firmly believe that architecture can lift the spirit and therefore it is our job to create a unique and uplifting environment, and to make the process leading there, as stress-free and enjoyable as possible.
Jonathan Katz has an architecture degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He received his degree in 1983 and has worked in Johannesburg, London and Vancouver. He began working in Vancouver in 1987, and has specialized in residential design, where he was project architect on many single and multi- family projects. In 1998, he and Renee formed their own practice, and they have designed and overseen the construction of many projects in the Vancouver area. Jonathan is a registered architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
Renee Katz has an architecture degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. She graduated with distinction in 1983, and has worked in Johannesburg, London and Vancouver. Renee began working in Vancouver in 1987, where she gained Canadian experience working for various large architectural practices. She and Jonathan formed their own practice in 1998, and Renee has developed a reputation for doing the interior design on many of the firms projects, tying it in seamlessly with the architecture.
A new Arts and Crafts custom family home on a 50'-0" corner lot on Vancouver's West Side. It has a wrap-around veranda and the main floor has an open plan great room.
A complete gutting of a 4,600 square foot house on a 65'-0" lot on the west side of Vancouver. A contemporary floor plan with a very strong connection to the back yard.
This waterfront new summer home on Bowen Island, B.C. has stunning views of the water and the mountains.
A new house on the west side of Vancouver built under a conditional RS-5 application.
A recently completed tenant improvement, which constitutes a medical laser clinic on the 2nd floor, and a retail cosmetics component on the ground floor.
We completely gutted and renovated this old house on a 75' -0" lot in Kerrisdale, Vancouver.
Newly completed 800 square foot laneway house in the rear yard of a contemporary house.