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 VancouverDeJong Design Associates, CalgaryFNDA Architecture, North VancouverFrits de Vries Architects + Associates, VancouverMcLeod Bovell Modern Houses, VancouverMeasured Architecture, VancouverOne SEED Architecture and Interiors, VancouverSecter Architecture and Design, WinnipegVallely Architecture, Vancouver


Andrea McLean Studio, VancouverArno Matis Architecture, VancouverDancing Particles, West VancouverGates-Suter Architects, VancouverOne SEED Architecture and Interiors, VancouverStark Architecture, VancouverStudio North, CalgaryVallely Architecture, Vancouver


Andronyk, SaskatoonGrey by Becki Chan, VancouverClarissa Long, VancouverHannah Newton, VancouverJamie Gentry Designs, Sooke, B.C.Parts and Labor, CalgaryPoppy Barley, EdmontonShannon Munro, VictoriaStittgen Fine Jewelry, VancouverTruvelle, VancouverVestige Story, VancouverWesterly Handmade Shoes, Vancouver


AdrianMartinus Designs, CalgaryAutonomous Furniture, VictoriaDesign-Built, WinnipegJay Miron Furniture, VancouverMSJ Furniture Studio, VancouverNew Format Studio, VancouverRyspot Design, EdmontonStudio North, CalgaryWillow and Stump, Vancouver


Form and Forest Industries, Golden, B.C.Karice Enterprises, Surrey, B.C.Ko Júbilo, VancouverPot Incorporated, VancouverPropellor, VancouverShipway Living Design, VancouverTantalus Design Inc., North VancouverTomnuk Design, EdmontonWillow and Stump, VancouverZoe Pawlak, Vancouver


Adam Becker Design, VancouverAmanda Hamilton Interior Design, CalgaryAndrea McLean Studio, VancouverAndrea Rodman Interiors, West VancouverGeralynne Mitschke Design, VancouverHB Design, North VancouverHodgson Design Associates, VancouverMeasured Architecture, VancouverPure Design, VancouverPurity Designs, Langley, BC


BattersbyHowat Architects, VancouverDonna Brown Landscapes, Sherwood Park, ABDonohoe Design, VancouverGreen Elevations, North VancouverJWT Architecture, Bowen Island, BCKlavdi Kukovic, VancouverPlanta Landscape Studio, CalgarySalisbury Landscaping, Edmonton


Benjamin Oswald Ceramics, EdmontonCathy Terepocki Ceramics, Yarrow, BCKalika Bowlby, Golden, B.C.McLauchlan Made, VancouverStefanie Dueck, VancouverTimothy Dyck, Abbotsford, BCTrae Designs, Squamish, BC


Andrea McLean Studio, VancouverAndrea Rodman Interiors, VancouverCandace Wolfe Design, EdmontonGeralynne Mitschke Design, VancouverJacqui Loucks Interior Concepts, CalgaryMelissa Ennis Design, EdmontonPurity Designs, Langley, BCRochelle Cote Interior Design, CalgaryRudy Winston Design, VancouverStudio Roslyn, VancouverStudio 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.