It’s our lucky 13th year of Designers of the Year, where Western Living celebrates the best in Western Canadian design with our Designers of the Year September issue. An unparallelled calibre of entries came pouring in from Victoria to Winnipeg and everywhere in between. Our all-star judging panel had some serious work to do, sorting through hundreds of submissions from the best in the west to put together a Finalist list of talented contenders in each category.

Below, you’ll find that list of finalists. We’ll be announcing the winners on August 31, and celebrating them in our September issue – and stay tuned for updates on a virtual Designers of the Year Awards celebration this year. Keep connected with us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram or subscribe to our newsletter to follow all our #wldoty updates and be among the first to know when the news is

Congratulations to everyone on our shortlist for our 13th annual Designers of the Year competition, and thank you to everyone who threw their hat in the ring and made our judges’ job tougher than ever. You’re all a critical part of our amazing design community here in Western Canada€”a community we’re proud to celebrate every year.


Alloy Homes Incorporated, Calgary

Burgers Architecture, Vancouver

Frits de Vries Architects + Associates Ltd., Vancouver

Hodgson Design Associates, Vancouver

JWT Architecture and Planning, Bowen Island

The Marc Boutin Architectural Collaborative Inc., Calgary

Measured Architecture, Vancouver

Davignon Martin, Calgary

Sturgess Architecture, Calgary

Synthesis Design Inc., Vancouver

Vallely Architecture, Vancouver

Arthur Erickson Memorial Award for an emerging architect or residential designer

Adam Becker Design, West Vancouver

Noble Architecture, Vancouver

One Seed Architecture + Interiors, Victoria

RUFproject, Vancouver

Vallely Architecture, North Vancouver

Interior Design

Alykhan Velji Designs Inc., Calgary

Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Calgary

Enviable Designs, Vancouver

Falken Reynolds Interiors, Vancouver

Hazel and Brown Design, Vancouver

Hodgson Design Associates, Vancouver

Marrimor, Vancouver

Measured Architecture, Vancouver

Nyla Free Designs Inc., Calgary

RUFproject, Vancouver

Sophie Burke Design, Vancouver

Stephanie Brown Inc., Vancouver

Robert Ledingham Memorial Award for an emerging interior designer

Alex Dampsey Design, Vancouver

Amanda Evans Interiors Inc., North Vancouver

Hazel and Brown Design, Vancouver

Karen Attwell // Form Interiors, Calgary

Madeleine Design Group Inc., Vancouver

One Seed Architecture + Interiors, Victoria

Peter Wilds Design, Vancouver

PlaidFox Studio, Vancouver

Rochelle Cote Interior Design, Calgary

Rudy Winston Design, Vancouver

Schedio Spaces, Vancouver

Vancouver Development, Vancouver

Furniture Design

AdrianMartinus, Calgary

Autonomous Furniture, Victoria

Henry Sun Studio, Vancouver

Kurva Design, Victoria

New Format Studio, Vancouver

Origins, Vancouver

SOLO by Allan Switzer, Vancouver

Thom Fougere, Winnipeg

Industrial Design

Moni El Batrik, Vancouver

Nikki Alagha Design, Vancouver

Onetwosix, Edmonton

Origins, Vancouver

Quake Studio, Vancouver

Tantalus Design Inc., North Vancouver

Landscape Design

Acacia Landscape Ltd., Victoria

Green Over Grey, Vancouver

JWT Design Ltd/ JWT Architecture and Planning, North Vancouver

Maker/One of a Kind

Printable Minds Canada, Edmonton

Scandinavia Wolf Designs, Squamish

Fashion Design

Grandi, Coquitlam

Irene Rasetti, Calgary

Parts & Labor, Calgary

Scandinavia Wolf Designs, Squamish

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Meet this year€™s judging panel.

Check out previous DOTY winners by category or by year.