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Nick Bray Architecture Ltd. is an emerging design firm that strives to deliver exciting and innovative buildings. Our progressive studio is focused on efficient and sustainable design, and our active projects range from single-family Passive-Houses, to community buildings, to mid-rise apartment buildings and commercial complexes.

We carefully listen to our clients to ensure that all their aspirations are identified and translated into unique and elegant buildings. We add value to their projects by elevating design-quality whilst always considering cost. Our background in development enables us to advise clients on the economic consequences of design decisions, as well as architectural.

Through innovation our work strives to respond to local context and environment, and improve health and wellbeing. Where possible, Passive-House techniques are utilized to create low-energy, healthy buildings which benefit from natural light, fresh air and warmth, whilst being built for longevity. Our space-efficient plans maximize municipal-bylaw allowances whilst being highly practical. With studios in Vancouver and Langford (Victoria), our projects are located throughout BC mainland and Vancouver Island.

We have a strong No-Ego Design philosophy; collaboration and flexibility are key to our continued success. We are proud to work with a team of highly skilled and motivated consultants that share our passion for quality design and construction and together we strive to deliver exceptional buildings.

MINTs on the jobsite
LightWorks, Vancouver, BC
Christopher Bozyk Architects
MINTs hard at work
InGastown, Vancouver, BC
Christopher Bozyk Architects
MINT embossed in rock
Barrow St, North Vancouver, BC
Christopher Bozyk Architects
Nick Bray ARCHITECT BSc[hons] BArch PgDip ARB RIBA MRAIC AIBC

Nick is a qualified Architect and has been working in practice since 2001 after graduating from the Welsh School of Architecture. Whilst working on high profile projects at Jestico+Whiles Architects in London, England, Nick was involved in many award winning designs including the prestigious UK Housing Design Award [2008] for the design of a highly sustainable mid-rise residential building in East London.

Moving to Vancouver in 2010, Nick was a lead designer for a number of award-winning buildings whilst working for Alfred Waugh Architects and Christopher Bozyk Architects. These projects included the O’Syiam Pavilion in Squamish, the Barrow Street light-industrial complex in North Vancouver, the mid-rise InGastown apartment building in downtown Vancouver, and the LightWorks commercial building in Mount Pleasant.

Having now established his own award nominated studio, Nick Bray Architecture Ltd, Nick brings a diverse background of international experience to specialize in sustainable designs in an evolving Vancouver architecture landscape.

As part of our ongoing involvement in promoting sustainable design, Nick regularly gives lectures and lunch & learns on Passive-House, as well as hosting open-houses at construction sites. He sits on CHBA’s Technical Research Committee, HAVAN’s Government Relations Committee and the AFBC’s Advocacy and Practice Committee, and regularly participates in City of Vancouver, ZebX and Passive-House-Canada panels relating to building sustainability policy and direction.

Aligning ourselves with great people and meaningful projects is at the heart of all that we do, and we stand committed to building our longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity.

Passive House, Vancouver, BC
Nick Bray Architecture
Sooke Rd, Colwood, BC
Nick Bray Architecture
MINTs on the jobsite
O'Syiam Pavilion, Squamish, BC
Alfred Waugh Architects
MINTs hard at work
Greenwich Peninsula, London, UK
Jestico+Whiles Architects
MINT embossed in rock
Royal Quay, London, UK
Jestico+Whiles Architects

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