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 …

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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 …

Vintage Sports Grand Re-Opening

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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 …

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.

Thank you all for your support!!

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Participating in the Ride For Cancer this past weekend really was an epic adventure and one I will treasure forever. Rob was the official flagbearer, up on stage and on the big screen, to start the ride. The ride was tough but scenic, the event was super organized, and it was humbling to meet riders along the route and hear their survival stories. Rob was …

Synthesis Design Coach House Construction is underway!

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Our first in-house Coach House is under construction!  These little units can revitalize dark alleys and provide much needed rental units for the city.  Our design illustrates just how much can be done with small spaces.  This unit has 2 bedrooms, high efficiency appliances and a great room upstairs that provides spectacular views of Vancouver harbour.  The overhanging upper floor creates a great space for …