We specialize in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, interior design, and project management.
a multi-disciplinary practice of innovative and creative problem solvers
station one is an award-winning architectural practice located in the Lower Mainland
Station One's ability to address our needs through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and sensitivity to our budget has truly forged our relationship, making them trusted partners in all our facility projects.
Ray Velestuk - Abbotsford School District
Station One Architects is a multidisciplinary practice that offers a diverse range of services in the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and interior design. Our 3 major focus sectors are complex institutional facilities, affordable & care housing facilities, & market mixed-use developments. Station One has two offices: an office in downtown Chilliwack and a recently acquired branch in Abbotsford. This strategic location of our offices allows our firm to respond immediately to the needs of our clients in the Fraser Valley specifically but also in geographical areas further afield.
Station One is a partnership that was established in 1992 by three principal architects: Philip Craven, Ryan Huston, and Robert Powers. Alvin Bartel joined the practice in 2004, and Justin Dyck in 2016. The founding partners have since retired from partnership but remain involved in the company’s operations. Each principal has brought a unique approach to the practice through a wide spectrum of experience gained in previous professional affiliations.
Every project involves both a principal architect and a project manager. The principal architect provides the overall project direction and quality control throughout and is supported by the project manager who provides consistent management and detailed architectural services from preliminary planning to completion. This approach ensures that the client maintains access to the design professionals and that a high level of consistency of thought and design decisions are maintained as the project develops.
Our practice is unique in that it offers architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design services, ensuring all design aspects of the project are consistent and well-coordinated under one roof. At any stage of design, our clients quickly see the building visualized with all design components in place. These in-house services greatly benefit both interior planning aspects, as well as site design on the project.
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Our school district has been working with Station One Architects since 2017 on a wide variety of projects including 2 new middle schools, multiple district facility and school renovations and various PDR’s, ministry reports and condition assessments. Station One’s abilities in the design and development of 21st Century learning facilities have been exceptional. Their process is inclusive and collaborative as they work with our board, educators, and parents to truly understand our needs and help guide the design direction to be unique and tailored to our district’s specific requirements. Station One team members are very responsive and accommodating with a ‘whatever it takes’ attitude.
School District No. 23 (Central Okanagan)
Our district has maintained a long-standing relationship with Station One Architects on a wide variety of facility projects. We have come to rely and depend on their talented staff for exceptional design and consulting services. Their ability to address our needs through innovative thinking, creative problem solving and sensitivity to our budget has truly forged our relationship, making them trusted partners in all our facility projects. Simply put, the confidence we have in Station One Architects allows us to stay focused on our core work of providing exceptional services to students.
School District No. 34 (Abbotsford)
Station One Architects was the successful proponent for our Valleyview Secondary Expansion project. We appreciate their depth of school experience, their creativity in solving problems, and their willingness to listen to our needs.
School District No. 73 (Kamloops-Thompson)
We have had the pleasure of working with Station One Architects on many projects. They always brings a thoughtful and collaborative approach to the project team that breeds success throughout all the stages of projects. They have always been interactive, professional and prompt, I would recommend them to any of clients without hesitation.
We have had the pleasure of working with Station One Architects on multiple school projects. The needs of an education setting are very unique and require a strategic process that focusses on innovation and student learning. We are pleased with their collaborative, consultative approach, and delivery of service from start to finish. The staff are always ready to listen, adapt, and pivot throughout the projects. We appreciate the strong working relationship we have formed with the firm and look forward to continuing working with them on future projects.
School District No. 35 (Langley)
We have found them to be innovative, up to date, economical both in building and finished product and the finished design has well served our needs. We think the projects we have done to date and those we are working on were quite brilliant in concept. We have been very happy with both the timely and cooperative manner these have been done. We would be delighted in highly recommending them for any architectural needs.
Kelson Investments Ltd.
It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Station One Architects on several projects in School District # 43 (Coquitlam). They really take the time to understand the needs of the client and do their best to tailor their work according to these specifications. They have a strong understanding of best practice educational research and best practice facilities research and are able to incorporate their knowledge and experience effectively into the design of new schools. They have had excellent follow up and follow through on all aspects of their projects with us. As a result, their innovation, hard work, and the quality of their drawings have produced exceptional learning facilities for us.