BattersbyHowat Architects

BattersbyHowat Architects

About BattersbyHowat Architects

Established in 1996, BattersbyHowat Architects Inc. is a partnership between David Battersby and Heather Howat. The office is conceived as a collaborative studio endeavour, and pursues an architectural expression that embodies a spirit of contemporary living that is modest and without pretense.

Our involvement in varying scales of privately commissioned work has included multifamily residences, private residences in both urban and rural locations, gardens, art galleries, showrooms, office interiors, and custom furniture. This work has been recognized in national and international publications and awards including the Canada Council’s Ron Thom Award for Early Achievement in Architecture, Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, and Interior Design Institute of BC Awards of Excellence, as well as the Passive Design Toolkit for Homes published by the City of Vancouver. Our work has been featured in Metropolitan Home, Wallpaper, Interior Design, Azure, Canadian Architect, Hauser, Western Interiors and Design, Sunset, Dwell, and others.

With offices in both Vancouver, B.C. and Edmonton, A.B., our team of fourteen members includes registered architects, architectural designers, interior designers, and landscape designers and is committed to delivering projects that exceed the expectations of our clients.

David Battersby & Heather Howat
As partners and friends for 25 years, David Battersby and Heather Howat are registered professional Architects in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia and hold combined degrees that encompass Architecture, Landscape Design, and Interior Design. This multidisciplinary approach reflects the receptive and collaborative nature of the studio as a whole.

Our ability to at once consider the architectural resolution of a building, the material and physical occupation of an interior space—including people, furnishings and fixtures—along with the surrounding landscape, both on the level of its formal and ecological potential, is a defining characteristic.

Our holistic approach to design influences every aspect of our work to ultimately form an integrated whole. This approach is at the center of our efforts to produce work that is highly regarded for its design merit and sustainable attributes.

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada

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New Westminster House / BattersbyHowat Architects

Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects Project: New Westminster house Location: New Westminster, BC, Canada Area: 279 sqm Photography: Tom Arban Located on a hillside overlooking the river in New Westminster, BC, Canada, this 3000 square foot home has an L-shaped configuration. This New Westminster house was completed by Vancouver-based BattersbyHowat Architects. The street façade is enigmatic and

Whistler Residence

Whistler Residence by BattersbyHowat Architects

Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects Project: Whistler Residence Project Team: David Battersby, Heather Howat, Tillie Kwan Location: Whistle, British Columbia, Canada Structural Consultant: Equilibrium Consulting Envelope Consultant: JRS Engineering Ltd. Area: 1050.0 sqm Photography: Sama Jim Canzian Whistler Residence is a family home designed by BattersbyHowat Architects for a family of seven. Located in a Whistler neighborhood halfway

Renovations to the Renowned Eppich House in West Vancouver

Architects: BattersbyHowat Architects Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Area: 3,800 sqft / 353 sqm Photographer: Sama Jim Canzian This is a project of renovations to the renowned Eppich house, originally designed by architectural icon, Arthur Erickson, in 1979. Description by BattersbyHowat: Arthur Erickson’s 1972 Helmut and Hildegard Eppich house in West Vancouver rendered a West Coast post

Whistler House has a Modern and Enigmatic Facade

Whistler House is the last project completed by Vancouver-based BattersbyHowat Architects. Description by Battersby Howat: Located on a hillside in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, overlooking the river, this 3000 square foot home has an L-shaped configuration. The street façade is enigmatic and referential to mid-century modern design. The strict formality of this facade gives way

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