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Alvin Bartel

Position: architect aibc, partner
Accreditation: M. Arch., B.E.D.S.

Education

M. Arch., Technical University of Nova Scotia – with distinction
B.E.D.S., Technical University of Nova Scotia – Sexton Scholar
Diploma in Civil and Structural Engineering Technology, B.C.I.T.

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia Member
Member of Downtown Chilliwack Business Improvement Association

Employment Summary

2002 – Present, Station One Architects
1995 – 2002, Architect, Greater Vancouver

Alvin Bartel graduated with distinction from the Technical University of Nova Scotia’s Architecture program in 1994 with a Master’s degree, winning the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal for outstanding thesis work on a First Nations Mi’kmaq language broadcasting facility that utilized bentwood technology. He was presented with the TUNS School of Architecture Graduate Scholarship, and among other awards was co-winner of the ECOFYS International Architectural Ideas Competition.

Involved in the construction industry for more than 30 years, Alvin began his career in architecture working on a variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects in and around Metro Vancouver.

He has gained extensive experience as Project Architect on several public schools, community, residential and healthcare projects, as part of integrated multi-disciplinary teams. Alvin’s projects generally incorporate concepts such as affordability, adaptability, durability, sustainability, and energy efficiency.

Alvin Bartel

architect aibc, partner

Education M. Arch., Technical University of Nova Scotia – with...

Justin Dyck

Position: architect aibc, partner
Accreditation: M.Arch, B.E.D.

Education

M.Arch University of Manitoba – AIA Gold Medal
B.E.D. University of Manitoba – Deans Honor

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia Member
Rotary Club of Chilliwack Member

Employment Summary

2012 – Present, Station One Architects
2002 – 2012, Architect, Winnipeg MB, Abbotsford BC, London UK

Justin began his architectural career at a design led firm in Winnipeg Manitoba, where he worked on a variety of projects in Manitoba and Ontario including resort cottages, hotels and some private residences. He later moved to London, UK and worked with a large 300 person architecture firm primary on a 6 storey commercial and residential mixed use project in central London and on an outlying business park in Luton, UK. In 2008 Justin moved to the Fraser Valley to work as a project architect and later became an associate of Keystone Architecture and Planning. His work in the Valley has varied from BC housing facilities and multifamily market condominiums to commercial offices and schools. Justin joined Station One Architects in 2012 and became a partner in 2016.

Justin’s design process is often experimental and evolutionary, based on a vigorous process of working and reworking the design problem. He believes that architecture should be relevant to the times we live in and be reflective of the social, environmental, economic and cultural challenges we face.

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Justin Dyck

architect aibc, partner

Education M.Arch University of Manitoba – AIA Gold Medal B.E.D. University...

Ryan Huston

Position: architect aibc
Accreditation: B.Arch, B.A.

Education

B.Arch., University of British Columbia
B.A., University of British Columbia

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Member
Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, Member
Abbotsford Arts and Heritage Advisory Committee, Member
Abbotsford Heritage Committee, Member
Chilliwack – Mt. Cheam Rotary Club, Past-President
Fraser Valley Child Development Centre Committee, Member
Centennial Library Committee, Member
Chilliwack Public Art Committee, Member

Employment Summary

1992 – Present, Station One Architects
1982 – 1992, Architect

Ryan Huston is a registered architect with almost 40 years of professional experience. Ryan brings his enthusiasm and planning experience, providing dynamic and engaging leadership. He has acted in the capacity of project architect for many major institutional projects in the Fraser Valley and Interior regions of British Columbia. He gained valuable and relevant experience with BC Ministry of Education engagement while completing many schools around the province. Ryan’s projects generally incorporate concepts such as affordability, adaptability, durability, innovation, accessibility, and energy efficiency. Ryan’s extensive experience in engaging with stakeholders and leading a collaborative design process is a continuing benefit to all of Station One’s clients.

Ryan is one of the founding partners of Station One Architects (previously Craven Huston Powers Architects), and stepped down from partnership in 2020 but remains active in the company’s operations. Ryan’s quick wit, attention to detail, excellent grammar skills, and contagious personality make him an integral part of the Station One team, and always the life of the party.

Ryan Huston

architect aibc

Education B.Arch., University of British Columbia B.A., University of British...

Phil Craven

Position: retired architect aibc raic

Education

Architecture Diploma

Professional Affiliations

Architectural Institute of British Columbia Member
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada member

Employment Summary

1992 – Present, Station One Architects
1972 – 1992, Birmingham UK, Chilliwack BC

Philip has practiced as a registered architect in British Columbia and the United Kingdom for the past 30 years focusing his expertise primarily in the field of institutional architecture. Philip is one of the founding partners of Station One Architects and maintains a vital role in assisting with the finer details of the architecture practice and acting as a mentor to the architects, interns and technologists in the firm.

Phil brings a regiment of carefully considered and crafted detail to the firm’s work, insuring longevity of building systems and conscious balance of ongoing maintenance costs.

Phil Craven

retired architect aibc raic

Education Architecture Diploma Professional Affiliations Architectural Institute of British Columbia...

Rob Powers

Position: retired landscape architect bcsla, retired architect aibc
Accreditation: M.Arch, B.E.D.S, BCSLA

Education

M. Arch., Technical University of Nova Scotia
B.E.D.S., Technical University of Nova Scotia
Dip. Landscape Architectural Technology, Ryerson

Professional Affiliations

British Columbia Society of Landscape Architect (Retired), Member
Architectural Institute of British Columbia (Retired), Member

Rob Powers is a retired landscape architect and a retired architect with over 30 years of professional experience. He is one of the founding partners of the firm, originally established in 1992 as Craven Huston Powers Architects. The marriage of architecture and landscape architecture brings a vital element to the work of the firm. Rob’s ability to visualize the inherent opportunities in a project’s site, optimizes the marriage of natural and built environments. Rob is an avid outdoorsman, who spends his leisure time hiking, camping, and kayaking the natural wonders of BC.

Rob Powers

retired landscape architect bcsla, retired architect aibc

Education M. Arch., Technical University of Nova Scotia B.E.D.S., Technical...

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,...

Eloïse Diquet

Position: architecte DE-HMONP
Accreditation: M.Arch - HMONP (France)

Education

HMONP – 2017 Ecole d’architecture Paris Val-de-Seine
M.Arch – 2016 Ecole d’architecture Paris Val-de-Seine

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2019, Architect, Brisbane, Australia
2016 – 2019, Architect, Paris, France

Graduating as an Architect in France in 2016, Eloise has collaborated for years with a Parisian firm as project manager, mainly working on childcare buildings, commercial and residential projects. Passionate about art, two years were spent exploring the world of set design through theatre in Brisbane, Australia, and the film industry in Vancouver, Canada, before joining Station One in 2021. Striving to find balance between technicality and art, she strongly believes in the influence of architecture on mental and physical health.

When not using her talents at our firm, Eloise likes to engage with local people and listen to their advice during road trips and while exploring. Whether it’s backpacking, hiking, yoga, tai chi, or cooking, she enjoys following her own body rhythm and savors life, including all the interesting places she visits, capturing them in inspiring illustrations. Did we mention she also loves cheesy Bollywood movies too?

Eloïse Diquet

architecte DE-HMONP

Education HMONP – 2017 Ecole d’architecture Paris Val-de-Seine M.Arch –...

Jordan Stearne

Position: architect aibc, aaa
Accreditation: AIBC (in progress), AAA, MRAIC

Education

M.Arch, University of Calgary
B.A. Urban Studies, University of Calgary

Professional Affiliation

Architectural Institute of British Columbia member

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects
2015 – 2020, Architect

Jordan recently moved to the Fraser Valley and is excited to join the Station One Architects’ team. He began his architectural career in Lethbridge, Alberta where he had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects including educational, administration, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects from conception to completion.

Jordan has intent as a Registered Architect to establish environments, both public and private, that inspire and improve the quality of life of their occupants by stimulating a strong “sense of place.” Passionate about sustainable impacts the built environment has on each community, he strives to enhance his understanding of how design can enrich a person’s daily life experience. Jordan’s passion and focus on social sustainability was rewarded with a Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Award in recognition of excellence in urban design and achievement in enhancing the quality of life in Calgary.

When he is not making our built environments a better place to live, Jordan enjoys playing hockey, going fishing, and other outdoor activities such as gardening. He also loves to travel, cook, and try new foods!

Jordan Stearne

architect aibc, aaa

Education M.Arch, University of Calgary B.A. Urban Studies, University of...

taryn gerlag

Position: architectural graduate
Accreditation: M.Arch

Education

M.Arch, University of Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa

Employment Summary

2021 – Present, Station One Architects

2012 – 2015, Architect, South Africa

2009 – 2012, Intern Architect, South Africa

2003 – 2006, Junior Drafting Technician, South Africa

Born and raised in South Africa, Taryn’s passion for architecture was kindled during many visits to her father’s residential developments. Her interest in socio-economic and environmental sustainability inspired her to base her thesis on the sustainable adaptation of suburban infrastructure and residential design. Starting in 2009, Taryn co-lectured Advanced Construction to the BAS Honors students on a part-time basis while working for a small firm. Taryn’s experience in architecture is focused on residential, commercial, educational, and industrial developments. In 2012, she started her own practice in preparation of becoming a mother and loved every minute of it!

Having moved to beautiful BC in 2015, Taryn enjoys spending time with her young family and exploring the local natural beauty. In her spare time, she dabbles in furniture design and manufacturing, oil painting, and portraiture. She loves to connect with people and host gatherings. She is super excited to be part of such a dynamic team at SOA and is currently working towards becoming a registered architect in Canada.

taryn gerlag

architectural graduate

Education M.Arch, University of Witwatersrand – Johannesburg, South Africa Employment...

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