This year's shortlist spotlights the very best in the West... stay tuned for the winners, announced August 31 online and in our September issue.

Each year, Western Living celebrates the best in Western Canadian design with our Designers of the Year September issue, and each year, we're thrilled by our region's home-grown talent. Entries poured in from across the West—from Victoria to Winnipeg and everywhere in between—and all-star judging panel got to work, making their way through hundreds of incredible submissions to pull out just a few for our shortlist of finalists.

Winners for each of the nine categories will be announced August 31, celebrated in our September issue, and honoured at our annual DOTY gala in Vancouver on September 17. Want to be part of the big celebration? Get your ticket right here (and the sooner, the better... early bird pricing won't last long!) Keep connected with us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter to follow all our #wldoty updates.

Congratulations to everyone on our shortlist for our 11th annual Designers of the Year competition, and thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year. You all make the West a beautiful place to live.


Burgers Architecture, West Vancouver DeJong Design Associates, Calgary FNDA Architecture, North Vancouver Frits de Vries Architects + Associates, Vancouver McLeod Bovell Modern Houses, Vancouver Measured Architecture, Vancouver One SEED Architecture and Interiors, Vancouver Secter Architecture and Design, Winnipeg Vallely Architecture, Vancouver


Andrea McLean Studio, Vancouver Arno Matis Architecture, Vancouver Dancing Particles, West Vancouver Gates-Suter Architects, Vancouver One SEED Architecture and Interiors, Vancouver Stark Architecture, Vancouver Studio North, Calgary Vallely Architecture, Vancouver


Andronyk, Saskatoon Grey by Becki Chan, Vancouver Clarissa Long, Vancouver Hannah Newton, Vancouver Jamie Gentry Designs, Sooke, B.C. Parts and Labor, Calgary Poppy Barley, Edmonton Shannon Munro, Victoria Stittgen Fine Jewelry, Vancouver Truvelle, Vancouver Vestige Story, Vancouver Westerly Handmade Shoes, Vancouver


AdrianMartinus Designs, Calgary Autonomous Furniture, Victoria Design-Built, Winnipeg Jay Miron Furniture, Vancouver MSJ Furniture Studio, Vancouver New Format Studio, Vancouver Ryspot Design, Edmonton Studio North, Calgary Willow and Stump, Vancouver


Form and Forest Industries, Golden, B.C. Karice Enterprises, Surrey, B.C. Ko Júbilo, Vancouver Pot Incorporated, Vancouver Propellor, Vancouver Shipway Living Design, Vancouver Tantalus Design Inc., North Vancouver Tomnuk Design, Edmonton Willow and Stump, Vancouver Zoe Pawlak, Vancouver


Adam Becker Design, Vancouver Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Calgary Andrea McLean Studio, Vancouver Andrea Rodman Interiors, West Vancouver Geralynne Mitschke Design, Vancouver HB Design, North Vancouver Hodgson Design Associates, Vancouver Measured Architecture, Vancouver Pure Design, Vancouver Purity Designs, Langley, BC


BattersbyHowat Architects, Vancouver Donna Brown Landscapes, Sherwood Park, AB Donohoe Design, Vancouver Green Elevations, North Vancouver JWT Architecture, Bowen Island, BC Klavdi Kukovic, Vancouver Planta Landscape Studio, Calgary Salisbury Landscaping, Edmonton


Benjamin Oswald Ceramics, Edmonton Cathy Terepocki Ceramics, Yarrow, BC Kalika Bowlby, Golden, B.C. McLauchlan Made, Vancouver Stefanie Dueck, Vancouver Timothy Dyck, Abbotsford, BC Trae Designs, Squamish, BC


Andrea McLean Studio, Vancouver Andrea Rodman Interiors, Vancouver Candace Wolfe Design, Edmonton Geralynne Mitschke Design, Vancouver Jacqui Loucks Interior Concepts, Calgary Melissa Ennis Design, Edmonton Purity Designs, Langley, BC Rochelle Cote Interior Design, Calgary Rudy Winston Design, Vancouver Studio Roslyn, Vancouver Studio Block, Vancouver

Get your tickets to our Designers of the Year awards party, taking place September 17 in Vancouver!

Winners will be announced August 29! Sign up for our newsletter so you don’t miss a thing.

Meet this year’s judging panel.

Check out previous DOTY winners by category or by year.