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wes friesen

Position: architect aibc
Accreditation: B.Arch

Education

B.Arch., University of Idaho – Summa Cum Laude

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia member
State of Washington Architect

Employment Summary

2019 – Present, Station One Architects
1995 – 2019 Points West Architecture

Wes has been designing and drawing buildings for over 38 years. He started his education in Building Technology at BCIT and completed his architecture degree at the University of Idaho at the top of his class. This combination of technical and design skills have resulted in a successful career in architecture that includes residential, commercial and institutional projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Washington State. Wes has extensive experience running an architectural practice, and was previously the principal and owner of Points West Architecture, until it was acquired by Station One.

Wes is currently focused on working with clients multi-family projects ranging from 12 to 900 units throughout the Fraser Valley.

wes friesen

architect aibc

Education B.Arch., University of Idaho – Summa Cum Laude Professional...

Heather Honeycutt

Position: architect aibc
Accreditation: M.Arch, BID

Education

M. Arch, University of Calgary
Bachelor of Interior Design, Ryerson University

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia Associate

Employment Summary

2014 – Present, Station One Architects
2013 – 2013, Internship – China

Heather began her career with a Bachelor Degree of Interior Design at Ryerson University. This taught her how to create high quality technical and presentation drawings, material boards, and spatial layouts. Her curiosity for formal experimentation and material effects led her to pursue a Master’s Degree of Architecture, which she has completed at the University of Calgary. This combination of education has allowed her to understand and manipulate how interior and exterior conditions can influence and augment each other. Heather has recently completed her exams and is now a fully licensed architect!

Heather Honeycutt

architect aibc

Education M. Arch, University of Calgary Bachelor of Interior Design,...

Leon Schroeder

Position: senior associate
Accreditation: Architectural Technologist AIBC, LEED Green Associate, CPTED

Education

Building Technology Diploma (Architecture Option), BCIT

Professional Affiliations

US Green Building Council (LEED Green Associate)
Architectural Technologist AIBC

Employment Summary

2016 – Present, Station One Architects
1993 – 2016, Manager, Associate

Leon is a senior associate at Station One Architects and is the director of operations for the firm, having gained a wealth of knowledge from his past experience as a senior architectural technologist and project manager. Throughout his career he has gained extensive experience in a wide range of projects, including multi-family residential, mixed-use, affordable housing, and institutional projects. Known for having a keen eye for detail, Leon is a clear communicator and is respected by his peers for his professionalism and working as a team player. He thrives in managing and organizing the needs of clients, municipalities and consultants, and in implementing the various requirements with the architectural team during the design and production phases.

Leon believes that good architectural design is developed through a collaborative, evolutionary process that draws inspiration from many sources to bring a project to successful completion. His accreditation in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and training in CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) are examples of his multi-faceted approach to design.

Leon Schroeder

senior associate

Education Building Technology Diploma (Architecture Option), BCIT Professional Affiliations US...

roberto grageda

Position: intern architect aibc
Accreditation: LEED Green Associate | B.Arch

Education

B.Arch., UANL School of Architecture (accredited by CACB)

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia associate
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards member

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2020 – 2021, E-Designer, Calgary, AB
2018 – 2021, Freelancer, Calgary, AB
2017 – 2018, Intern Architect, San Diego, CA
2014 – 2016, Intern Architect, Edmonton, AB
2012 – 2014, Architect, Monterrey, Mexico

Roberto graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) School of Architecture in Mexico while working to fund his studies and validate his degree with World Education Services (WES). Roberto is accredited through the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in the US. He is also a certified Intern Architect through CACB and is currently working towards becoming an officially Registered Architect through AIBC. He recently received certification as a LEED Green Associate in 2020, along with received his Canadian Permanent Residency status!

With some notable projects in his portfolio, Roberto brings his creativity, integrity, and passion for sustainable design to SOA. To the office’s delight, Rob’s talent is often served with a side of homemade sugary treats to share with the team.

A car enthusiast and lover of iced coffee, Roberto likes to go for runs after work, tell dad jokes, spend time with his wife and dog, and learn about other cultures through travel.

roberto grageda

intern architect aibc

Education B.Arch., UANL School of Architecture (accredited by CACB) Professional...

robert friesen

Position: architectural technologist aibc
Accreditation: Architectural Technologist AIBC, LEED AP

Education

Building Technology Diploma (Architecture Option), BCIT
CAD Programming Diploma, BCIT

Professional Affiliations

US Green Building Council (LEED AP)
Architectural Technologist AIBC

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2006 – 2021, Senior Technologist
1993 – 2006 Technologist

Robert has always been drawn to the architectural profession and wanting to be a part of shaping of the built environment. By bringing creativity and technology together to create spaces that impact the community and the daily lives of those that use them, Robert has certainly contributed to his vision by fulfilling various roles on a wide variety of projects from commercial and multi-family to care facilities and custom homes. SOA is delighted to have Robert with his experience and philosophy on our team.

robert friesen

architectural technologist aibc

Education Building Technology Diploma (Architecture Option), BCIT CAD Programming Diploma,...

Katherine Robertson

Position: technologist

Education

Architectural & Civil Drafting Certificate, UFV
Interior Design Certificate, BCIT

Employment Summary

2019 – Present, Station One Architects
2017 – 2019, Technologist, Fort Langley
2009 – 2017, Technologist, Australia

Katherine was born and raised in Abbotsford and, after finishing the Architectural & Civil drafting program at UFV, has been a draftsperson for over 20 years. Having also studied interior design at BCIT, she’s worked in both interior design and architectural offices on a variety of projects, ranging from office interiors to 10-storey hospitals in Tasmania. After living in Australia for twelve years, her family relocated back to BC in 2017.

Away from the office Katherine is a competitive pool player (and is ranked as one of the top female players in Canada!), a voracious reader, plays the piano, and has a healthy obsession with plants.

Katherine Robertson

technologist

Education Architectural & Civil Drafting Certificate, UFV Interior Design Certificate,...

blake unrau

Position: technologist

Education

Architectural and Building Technology Diploma, BCIT
B. Architectural Science, BCIT – with distinction

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2018 – 2020, Structural Drafting Technician

A recent graduate from BCIT with a Bachelor of Architectural Science, Blake looks forward to applying his further developed knowledge of the built environment to our projects. Passionate about woodworking, he enjoys the involved process of designing something in his mind, working the idea out on paper, and then bringing it to life with his hands. This process is also enjoyable to Blake because there are so many ways something can be accomplished, and there might not always be a best way to do something, but in that pursuit, a feasible way can be found that will nearest solve the problem. Blake appreciates architecture for the same reasons. SOA welcomes his enthusiasm to build our 3D models virtually and work to problem solve while taking into consideration the trade offs and alternates that will most benefit each individual project.

blake unrau

technologist

Education Architectural and Building Technology Diploma, BCIT B. Architectural Science,...

chris curran

Position: technologist

Education

B. Architectural Science, BCIT

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2017 – 2020, Building Technologist

From a young age, Chris has been interested in the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of buildings, including how they were put together, why certain choices were made, and why they were designed a particular way. He brings his curiosity and a strong base of technical skills to Station One, contributing to the best possible outcomes for our projects.
Working in the industry while studying at BCIT fueled Chris’ drive and inspiration for architecture, and he gained valuable industry experience working on a wide range of projects. A sports fan, Chris is happy to play or watch any sport, and is a member of our very own SOA slo-pitch team. A lover of music, Chris listens to a collection of CDs of his favourite artists and bands, and also enjoys the beauty of the Fraser Valley photographing, hiking, and being in nature.

chris curran

technologist

Education B. Architectural Science, BCIT Employment Summary 2021 – Present,...

Joshua Mercado

Position: drafting technician

Education

Architectural Drafting Technician Certificate, UFV

Employment Summary

2019 – Present, Station One Architects

Joshua is a recent graduate of UFV’s Architectural Drafting Technician program. His interest in the built environment began when he was young, and eventually led him to Station One Architects, where he is now applying the intricacies of his new skills in both AutoCAD and Revit in Station One’s projects.

Joshua Mercado

drafting technician

Education Architectural Drafting Technician Certificate, UFV Employment Summary 2019 –...

jadwinder nahal

Position: drafting technician

Education

ASCT Certificate, BCIT

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects

Jadwinder has been interested in architecture since building realistic homes in videogames, which then evolved into a hobby. With influences in the family, including a work experience opportunity, he pursued architecture post-secondary and has chosen to be with us at Station One because we utilize the cutting edge 3D software Revit and the schools he attended, Abbotsford Senior Secondary and Abbotsford Middle, were designed by us! With an interest in computers, Jadwinder likes to tinker and push limits with hardware, and enjoys playing video games with friends. He also likes going for walks with family and friends and helping in his father’s garden that provides a beautiful variety of vegetables and fruit.

jadwinder nahal

drafting technician

Education ASCT Certificate, BCIT Employment Summary 2021 – Present, Station...

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