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Announcing Our 2018 Designers of the Year Finalists!

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.

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