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January 15, 2017 ... New Photos of the Multigenerational Vancouver Special

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We had the opportunity to pop by our Multigenerational Vancouver Special on Friday to check out progress on the last interior finishing touches!  Thanks to the build team at Vertical Grain Projects for their attention to detail and awesome work on the interiors. Not to mention the craftsmanship on that dramatic reclaimed fir stair / guardrail / dining room canopy combination.  We’ve uploaded some new ‘sneak peek’ photos to our MG Vancouver Special project portfolio page.

If you want to see this special house in person, it will be included on the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Annual Vancouver Special Tour.  Both the main house and the impressive secondary suite with 12’ ceilings will be open for the tour.  For more information and tickets, visit the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s website.

When: Saturday, April 22 2017, from 1pm – 5pm

What: a self-guided tour of several renovated Vancouver Specials.  Project team members (One SEED and builders Vertical Grain Projects) will be on hand to guide tour-goers through the Multigenerational Vancouver Special, and offer insight into the design and construction process, as well as to highlight some unique features of the home.

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August 17, 2016 ... See the Re-Generation House in the MA+DS Tour This Fall

We are teaming up with Vertical Grain Projects again this year to showcase our Re-Generation House for the MA+DS Home Tour, a.k.a. the Modern Architecture + Design Society’s Home Tour, formerly known as the Vancouver Modern Home Tour. Whooph, that’s quite a mouth full.

What you need to know:

When: September 17, 2016 from 11:00am – 5:00pm

Tickets: $35 retail, or save $5 by using the promo code ONESEED. Tickets available here:

What: a self-guided tour of 6 modern homes in the Vancouver area. The home owners of these six homes have graciously opened their doors to tour-goers, and offer a unique opportunity to see what is going on beyond the beautiful facades.  Project team members are on hand to guide tour-goers through the homes and offer insight into the design and construction process, as well as to highlight some unique features of the home.

Where: See a map of the six featured homes on Google Maps… we’re project ‘A’.

Who: Designers Laura and Allison from One SEED Architecture + Interiors, as well as Builder Doug Pearcey from Vertical Grain Projects will be on hand to answer questions and take tour-goers on an insider’s tour of this extensive renovation.

Vibe: super fun

A bit more info: The Modern Architecture + Design Society has a goal of creating a vibrant, global community of modern architecture and design enthusiasts.  Their aim is to provide multiple platforms that inspire engagement with the people, places, and things that define the “modern” movement. We are looking forward to being involved again this year with our fourth (!) project to be featured in the tour.

Bone up on the story of the Re-Generation House on our portfolio page.

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July 11, 2016 ... We are Finalists in 2 Categories for Western Living’s Designers of the Year 2016

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Western Living Magazine has just announced the finalists for the 2016 Designers of the Year competition……and…….we are ecstatic to be included on the esteemed shortlist for the ‘Architecture’ category, as well as the ‘Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for an Emerging Architect’!  Wow.

The spirit of the ‘Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for an Emerging Architect’ is, as put by Western Living, to “acknowledge designers who appear poised for widespread acclaim, but who are still early in their career‘.  The Architecture category should be self-explanatory.

Winners will be celebrated in the September issue, and announced later this summer.  Congrats to all of the other finalists.  There is something special going on in Western Canada.  See the full list on Western Living’s website.

You may recall that we were recipients of the ‘One-To-Watch for Eco-Design‘ in 2013, and we hope that we are living up to that title with our sustainable projects like the Khotso Passive House  which is currently under construction.