David Wong | Sea to Sky Architecture
by Nature
"Humankind has not woven the web of life
We are but one thread within it
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves
All things are bound together. All things connect"
Chief Seattle (1786 - 1866)

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years of
Green design
Respect for, and
Inspired by Nature

David's background as a biologist is reflected in his office's work. Prior to accepting a commission, we respectfully request clients consider sustainable, energy efficient architecture, and the creation of urban habitats into their projects. Our past work include one of Metro Vancouver's first LEED Gold buildngs, edible landscaping, backyard habitats, storm water retention ponds, and preservation of urban forests.

We're also proud of our relationships and collaborative work with indigenous communities – mentoring youth in the design of homes and places of learning based on traditional knowledge with culturally appropriate and climatic responsive solutions.

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David is a joy to be with. I really enjoyed working with David on our Chief Dan George Centre / Dr Jane Goodall Institute (Canada) space. David's understanding and respect for First Nations enables him to design meaningful and respectful creations. I hope you all will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with David!
Chief Leonard George
Tsleil Waututh Nation (Coast Salish)
TSI Terminal Systems Inc. is the largest terminal employer in Port Metro Vancouver. TSI's history spans more than a century, and is synonymous with the development of Vancouver and the west coast of North America. We are very pleased to have retained David Wong and Jim Lehto to undertake a review of the expansion opportunities with the City of Vancouver for our head office location. DW|SSA understood land use policies & zoning, and worked efficiently and effectively with City staff. We definitely benefited from DW|SSA's professionalism and deep knowledge in design, process, and execution of the project
Dallas Leung
Vice President, Terminal Systems Inc.
In the formative years of Paul Merrick Architects, David Wong was a key contributor to most of the significant projects in the practice at that time. These included Cathedral Place and City Square, where he was an integral part of both the design development and technical documentation group. More important, David's enthusiasm, energy, and wit constituted both the "catalyst" and the "glue" that fostered the joy, pride, and professional energy inherent in our work
Paul Merrick
Principal, Merrick Architecture
We chose David Wong to be our Architect for our new BCGEU Fraser Valley office in Langley, metro Vancouver's fastest growing community, because David understood the importance of a healthy work place. More important, the building has achieved LEED Gold and now doubly serves to educate others on how and why green buildings are smart for business!
David Vipond
Director, BC Government Services and Employees Union
It has been a great pleasure working with David! We were new to Canada… David gave 110% effort and support in our renovation and performed a miracle to change a big monster house into a modern and eco-friendly home we really love! I can't imagine how hard it would have been without David – his honesty, integrity, and professionalism really helped give peace of mind in our undertaking of this challenge!
Bill Kwan
Private residence, Vancouver
David brings passion and immense energy to everything he does. Lots of fun to dream and scheme with, and always sets his own bar high. Working with David was a blast. His passion is infectious, his work ethic is remarkable, and his creativity resulted in an office that – for the first time in six years – truly feels like us. And he worked within a very tight budget to boot!
Michelle Hoar
Business Director, The Tyee.ca
David and I have collaborated on green initiatives over the past 15 years, most notably in the promotion sustainable development both in Vancouver and abroad. David is a highly respected member of the local community, and an accomplished professional who is a pleasure to work with. As a practicing Architect and an Urban Ecologist, David's holistic understanding of planning and design are a uniquely indispensable asset
Derek Lee
Principal, PWL Partnership