CHANDLER ASSOCIATES ARCHITECTURE INC.

Chandler Associates Architecture Inc. is a major architectural practice with two principal partners and five Associates, providing comprehensive architectural, planning and interior design services on a wide range of retail, office and multi-residential developments throughout Western Canada. The firm has an excellent track record of successful projects, often unique in scope and, by nature, highly demanding.

The company philosophy of creativity through practicality ensures total environments that are both pleasing and practical. The firm looks at the big picture, beyond immediate requirements, to design flexible buildings that adapt to changing business needs. Their close attention to detail and meticulous management style bring repeat business from the toughest Clients.

With 40 years of experience in major centers like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, to small towns and cities stretching from British Columbia to Manitoba, Chandler Associates is still very much a firm conceptualizing the future and the spaces it will create.

 

COMMUNITY-SENSITIVE PROJECTS:

Several developments are located in areas where design is important, but the ability to communicate and develop a strong rapport between the immediate neighbourhood, the Planning Department and approving officials is vital. We participate regularly in Public Information Meetings and assist in any way we can to make the project successful.
The ability to listen attentively and the capability to negotiate has been an important prerequisite to the success of many of our projects.

 

MANAGEMENT/COST CONTROL:

We are continuously involved in projects that have tight deadlines and budgets and are being fast tracked.
Many of our projects have been carried out by design-build or were construction-managed. Contracts are generally negotiated or bid on by a preselected list of contractors.

 

RENOVATIONS AND EXPANSIONS:

Successful completion of at least fifty major building renovations and expansions where an in-depth knowledge of building systems, details, construction techniques and development strategies were critical to the firm’s success.

Related to this is our involvement with continuing projects for stand-alone buildings and renovations for major corporations such as London Drugs, Best Buy/Future Shop and Loblaws/Westfair Foods, as well as for numerous retail developers such as Morguard Investment, Anthem Properties, Westbank Projects & SmartCentres.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

A major priority of Chandler Associates is the implementation of an Integrated Design Approach emphasizing sustainability in all our projects. Our current projects embrace the principles of LEED standards as part of the earliest planning and design concepts.

Chandler Associates has a number of LEED accredited professionals and we are a member of the Canadian Green Building Council. Currently, we are participating in a pilot program with the USGBC for LEED ND (Neighborhood Development) Gold Certification on our Uptown Development.

Our participation in the Green at Work program hosted by our landlord, Cadillac Fairview, continues our commitment to sustainability in the office.

 

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Chandler Associates prides itself to be part of the local community.

We participate in the annual International CAN-struction competition with all proceeds, including all non-perishable food items used to build the sculptures, being donated to the local Food Bank.

Our participation in the annual CIBC 5km Run for the Cure for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation not only contributes to a healthy community but also helps raise funds for a Breast Cancer research. Chandler Associates matches dollar for dollar all money raised by our staff.

Chandler Associates has teamed up with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) to provide much valuable work experience to students entering the field of architecture and design.