Elegance, design, fashion! Judging by these words, you might think that we are talking about a jewelry store or a footwear shop rather than a Vancouver architecture firm that is all the rage. John Henshaw Architect Inc. is a recognized construction company and a versatile boutique design studio with more than 20 years of experience in the field.
The leading Canadian firm continuously updates the latest technologies and construction trends that suit their needs to create well-planned space through an innovative architectural vocabulary and exquisite interior design features. The remarkable creativity of their team of designs, as well as their high-quality materials and efficient workforce, make the company one of the most coveted in today’s market. One of the distinct advantages offered by this firm is that the customer always works in close collaboration with the architect and designers, sharing their personal vision of the project. The firm has a team of skilled technologists that includes an architect and an interior designer, thus ensuring that all aspects of the construction plan are taken into account and that the end result is a functional home that is also beautiful to live in.
John Henshaw Architects uses a combination of Eastern and Western design inspirations in many of their international projects, which are employed according to the tastes and needs of the client and designed to integrate harmoniously into the environment, taking into account the landscape and the characteristics of the area, such as topography, climate, and cultural elements.
The specialists pay close attention to the aesthetic details and at the same time guarantee the building’s functionality. Countless elements are strictly considered in each project, even the selection of colors and finishes, which are always customized according to the client’s needs and taste.
The group reconciles every project with environmental protection. The staff in charge of their Green Design initiatives are all LEED AP accredited and certified and their work revolves around finding energy efficiency strategies throughout their work. If customers desire, they can incorporate insulation technology and energy efficiency. The company is a leader in energy saving and environmentally safe design, comprehensively engaging the interior comfort while reducing the impact on the environment.
John Henshaw is the company’s leading architect. His love of architecture and design began at the University of Architecture of Carleton, in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. He gained experience in the construction of convention centers, office buildings, hospitals, and multi-residential projects. John is a member of the Institute of Architects of British Columbia since 1982 and founded his firm John Henshaw Architect Inc. in 1989.
The company has earned countless prizes since its creation. In 1993, it obtained the Georgie Silver Award for best design of multifamily housing. The following year it won the Gold Award for the best residential rehabilitation. Other major prizes such as the “Merit”—awarded by the administration of the city of Vancouver—or for the best renovation of individual dwellings and multifamily buildings, join the honors received by this architectural firm. ■