Four decades of city-shaping projects in Vancouver and Seattle.

VIA provides architecture and urban planning services focused on creating sustainable communities where people can live, work, play, move, and create. Our practice comprises four decades of city-shaping projects in BC’s Lower Mainland, the Puget Sound region, and the Bay Area. VIA’s market sectors include multi-family housing; mid to high-rise buildings; mixed-use developments; social/ affordable housing including seniors’ living; transit facilities; community spaces for education, worship, art, and congregation; and urban design.

VIA’s planning work includes integration of land use and transportation; employment-based development and innovation in place; residential and mixed-use communities; facilitation of rezoning applications and development agreements; and overlays of transit and parking strategies—all contributing directly to the livability of our urban communities.

In 2021, VIA merged with Perkins Eastman, creating an opportunity for both firms to leverage the unique and complementary skills and capabilities of their dedicated staff and studios. VIA’s offices work collaboratively across borders to provide support to one another in all aspects of our operations.

  • 2023 Governor’s Smart Communities Awards – Smart Vision Award for its Heights District Master Plan, Vancouver, WA
  • APWA 2023 Project of the Year Award – Transportation ($25M-$75M) Category Winner – John Lewis Memorial Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • ACEC 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards, Best in State: Gold Award Social, economic and sustainable design Winner – John Lewis Memorial Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • APWA Project of the Year Awards, Structures ($25M-$75M) Category Winner 2022 – Fairview Avenue North Bridge, Seattle, WA
  • NAIOP Washington State’s Night of the Stars Awards Program, High-Rise Residential of the Year Winner 2021 – SPIRE Luxury Condominiums, Seattle, WA
  • NAHB Best in American Living Awards, Multifamily Development up to 3 Stories Gold Winner 2019 – Anthology, Issaquah, WA
  • BC Deputy Minister’s Consulting Engineers Awards, Award of Excellence in Alternate Transportation 2019 – Metrotown SkyTrain Station Upgrades, Burnaby, BC
  • Greater Vancouver Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers, recipient of the Bill Curtis Award (Project of the Year) 2016 – Main Street SkyTrain Station, Vancouver, BC
  • ACEC Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure Deputy Minister Award for Consulting Engineers, Alternate Transportation Award 2016 – Main Street SkyTrain Station, Vancouver, BC

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