High Performance Design in Calgary

Synthesis Design Calgary Spotlight, Inspiration

We live in a tough climate. The other day I was wearing shorts in 10+ degrees, now we’re facing -20 degrees. The temperature swings are crazy, especially for our homes; there are temperature changes, humidity differences, wind, and direct sunlight that all affect our indoor comforts. We’ve seen some gradual changes in the building code over the last decade and we’ll be seeing some remarkable …

Banbury MODCUBE Open House

Synthesis Design Calgary Spotlight, Inspiration, Uncategorized

We recently held a neighborhood Open House at our Banbury MODCUBE Laneway House and we had an amazing evening discussing laneway homes with the community. Laneway homes are increasingly becoming popular with homeowners because they allow a property to have a separate and distinctive space for their guests, family or renters. We spoke with many homeowners that expressed their desires to create alternative living options …

Western Living Designers of the Year 2022

Synthesis Design Calgary Spotlight, Inspiration, Media

We are very excited to share that Synthesis Design has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Western Living Designers of the Year 2022! We are so proud to be included among the many brilliant designers on this list; congratulations to the other finalists!A huge thank you team of amazing industry collaborators and clients. So much time, dedication and passion is poured into each project from all …

Cy Morgan Drafting and Design Scholarship – 2022

Synthesis Design Inspiration

The Cy Morgan Drafting and Design Scholarship is awarded to a student who showcases a passion and drive to pursue design and architecture at a post-secondary institution. Cyril (Cy) Morgan is the legend behind our Cy Morgan Drafting and Design scholarship. He had an influential impact on the North Shore community through his over 33 years of teaching and mentoring. Cy’s influence on our Principal, Curtis, …

Building each other up: Angel’s ascent into architecture

Synthesis Design Inspiration

Angel Lomboy joined Synthesis Design in December of 2021, whilst completing the Architectural Technician program at VCC. The VCC Foundation was inspired by Angel’s story, and wrote an article celebrating her journey and academic success. Take a look at the article here: Building each other up: Angel’s ascent into architecture.    


Entrepreneur Masterclass – December 2021

Synthesis Design Inspiration

Giving back to the community often backfires. Backfires because we often gain more from the experience than the community we were serving. This week Synthesis Design were special guests at Ms. Lau’s Entrepreneurship 12 Masterclass at Collingwood High School. We were asked to present  current global  issues facing our profession, and were promised by Ms. Lau her students would solve them. Our Masterclass quickly dove into …

Are Half Walls Back in Style?

Synthesis Design Inspiration

We recently participated in a discussion on Freshome.com about the use of Half Walls in your home. See our thoughts here: https://freshome.com/half-walls-style/

Vintage Sports Grand Re-Opening

Synthesis Design Inspiration

One of the pleasures of being in business for a long time, is having repeat clients. We had the pleasure of designing Blair and Lisa’s house 14 years ago. Often, we only get to design our client’s dream house once, it is their dream house after all. But in Blair and Lisa’s case, they love the process and they understand real estate. While we are …

Synthesis Design - Interior Designers Vancouver

Synthesis Design New Studio Expansion

Synthesis Design Inspiration

Synthesis Design, a residential and interior design firm located on Vancouver’s north shore, has designed and expanded it’s studio space. The clean and modern addition is now home to the Interior Design department. The new space also provides a covered car port at the back of the building. With the expertise of Henderson Construction, the team at Synthesis Design was able to work right through …

Return to the Man Cave

Synthesis Design Inspiration

As a forty-something husband and father of two I think it’s about time; I need a Den. When I was growing up, my dad always had a space that was distinctly his (although as the father of four boys he likely remembers this very differently!) In the 70’s it was a small room in the basement of our “Vancouver Special”, complete with shag carpeting, faux …