Cy Morgan Drafting and Design Scholarship 2023 – Application

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Cyril (Cy) Morgan is the legend behind our Cy Morgan Drafting and Design scholarship, awarded annually to North Shore students enrolled in senior drafting and design programs. He has had a profoundly influential impact on the North Shore community through his over 33 years of teaching and mentoring. Cy’s influence on Curtis was fundamental in Curtis’ abilities to create Synthesis Design Inc, and as a …

Rooftop Series – Nanawall

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Synthesis Design Rooftop Series Combining of like minded people to create collaborative solutions. We recently partnered with NanaWall Systems to bring together our community of contractors and dive into industry discussions about Nanawall products in residential design. Cold beer, freshly baked pizza, and lots of great discussions were had. Thank you to everyone that we connected with and for taking the time to join us …

Banbury MODCUBE Open House

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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 …

Best Youth-Friendly Biz Award

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We were recently awarded the 2022 Best Youth-Friendly Biz Award from the City of North Vancouver. This award recognizes a business that has performed an exceptional job in hiring or training youth, providing opportunities to youth, or providing funding for youth activities support. We are so appreciative of this recognition and to the individuals who nominated us for this award. We are passionate about educating …

Villa Vertigo- 2021 Vancouver Modern Home Tour

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Synthesis Design is proud to present our Villa Vertigo- Sunshine Coast Residence at the 2021 Vancouver Modern Home Tour. Follow this link to watch the full interview with Principals and homeowners, Lynda and Curtis Krahn:  Tour Villa Vertigo yourself with Matterport 3D Imaging: Thank you to Ken Shallcross and Jamie Leasure for including Synthesis Design once again in this spectacular event showcasing the …

Curtis Krahn: Winner of VCC’s Outstanding Alumni Award

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Congratulations to our founder/principal Curtis Krahn who was recently presented with an Outstanding Alumni Award for Community Contribution by Vancouver Community College at their Annual Flourish Gala! This award was given to 4 individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to their industry, community, and alumus. Over the years, he has employed many VCC grads, and continues to stay connected with VCC’s CAD and BIM …


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We are delighted to have our recently completed Eastridge Residence featured on Houzz this week.  The story features 3 contemporary kitchens and our made #1. 1. West Coast Casual Designers: Lynda Krahn and Slavica Paulic of Synthesis DesignLocation: Deep Cove, North Vancouver, British ColumbiaSize: 352 square feet (33 square meters); 16 by 22 feetHomeowners’ request. Create a clean but warm contemporary kitchen that captures the views to the ocean. They …

Synthesis Design - Interior Designers Vancouver


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Organization Description: We are a residential design firm based on the North Shore with a successful reputation that spans over 25 years. We focus on custom homes, renovations and additions and are passionate about designing using prefab, modular and passive principals. We have a fun company culture where we work hard and play hard. See our website for more about us. Job Description: You …


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Our new laneway house will soon be underway! At Synthesis Design we are working towards making our projects increasingly energy efficient with the goal of achieving the Passive House standard of construction. Over the next decade, the BC building code will be changing to incorporate increasingly higher levels of energy efficiency through the “Step Code”. The current requirement for small buildings remains at the existing …

Learning for the future – PASSIVE HOUSES

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At Synthesis Design we are dedicated to working towards the future. Passive Housing is the future. Brad and Pedro have just completed the 1st of 3 courses required to give us the knowledge and education to rethink how we design houses. Houses not only for our clients, but also for the environment. Stay tuned for our first Passive House design. Coming soon! For more information …

VIDEO: Beautiful contemporary Bayridge home designed by Synthesis Design

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Built on a world class steep sloped view site in West Vancouver by Coppergate Homes, this modern home fits into it’s environment. The high ceiling, large open plan spaces was achieved through a network of steel posts and beams, for uninterrupted views and light. While dominating over the landscape at the front, it is nestled right beside the rock face at the back yard.