Hundreds of entries, 20 judges and just nine winners. From a pair of unabashedly modernist architectural designers to a creative director bringing Vancouver’s bridal fashion scene to the international stage to landscape architects who create symphonies for their clients: here are the 2018 Western Living Designers of the Year.


Designers of the Year 2018

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN McLeod Bovell Modern Houses

INTERIORS Juli Hodgson, Hodgson Design Associates

ROBERT LEDINGHAM MEMORIAL AWARD Andrea Rodman, Andrea Rodman Interiors

FURNITURE Willow and Stump

MAKER Kalika Bowlby

FASHION Gaby Bayona, Truvelle

LANDSCAPE David Battersby, Heather Howat and Amelia Sullivan, Battersby Howat

ARTHUR ERICKSON MEMORIAL AWARD Joanne Gates, Gates-Suter Architects


ONES TO WATCH Jamie Gentry, Shipway Living Design, Studio North, Green Elevations