Larigakis Architecture, founded in 2012, is a studio based in Vancouver with considerable experience in the design and construction of exceptional projects. Studio Principal, Andrew Larigakis, has worked for thirty years in architecture locally, nationally and internationally on projects of diverse type and size that have been widely published and garnered numerous awards.
Larigakis Architecture specializes in medium scale institutional work and count the University of British Columbia, University Endowment Lands, City of Vancouver, City of North Vancouver, City of West Vancouver and Capital Regional District amongst our institutional clients. We also do residential and some commercial projects. Our work is known for the quality of design, appreciation for craft and materials, and effective project management.
Our design philosophy is grounded in a detailed response to functional issues; these broadly include social and environmental sustainability in addition to programmatic and construction concerns. At the same time, we aspire to architecture that lifts the spirit, inspires, awes, provides joy and delight.
Immediately prior to founding his firm, Andrew was an associate at Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden Architects (now DIALOG) for eleven years where he was a project architect on many large, complex and prestigious projects like UBC’s AMS Nest, the BCIT Gateway Project, Quest University Canada, Four Host First Nations’ Pavilion, and Whistler High Performance Athletic Centre.
We are deeply committed to sustainability and social responsibility. Our green building experience is extensive and includes projects to LEED Platinum. Andrew Larigakis is a Certified Passive House Designer. Our studio is co-located with the Zero Energy Building Centre of Excellence (ZEBx) in downtown Vancouver.