Over the past 25 years, Francl Architecture led by principals Walter Francl and Stefan Aepli has established a strong track record of efficient and elegant projects that are attuned to the unique social and physical textures of the City of Vancouver for both public and private clients. Most of the firm’s work is located within the City of Vancouver itself, giving the firm an intimate knowledge of the evolution of the civic fabric and an awareness of its potentials.
Francl Architecture employs a staff of 35, including Registered Architects, Intern Architects, Technologists and Urban Planners. Francl Architecture has a proven background in tackling complex, urban, design intensive projects. The firm operates as a collaborative studio, drawing on the skills of all firm members in directing a design methodology that involves the client and users in the design process. We thrive on the challenge to realize a genuinely livable and sustainable built environment. Our diverse portfolio of work reflects a commitment to an interactive design process that builds on a clear understanding of the clients’ and users’ needs.
The firm has completed projects certified to a LEED Platinum, Gold and Silver Levels, such as Creekside and Trout Lake Ice Rink and Community Centre. While knowledgeable about and experienced with sustainable metrics such as Living Building Challenge, LEED, and ASHRAE, Francl Architecture is aligned first and foremost with the core principles behind these systems. The firm continually reappraises practices to develop new strategies that promote the health and well-being of occupants and the responsible management of resources.