The office of mcfarlane biggar architects + designers (Omb) is an award winning, full-service design firm based in Vancouver. Their multidisciplinary practice focuses on architecture and interior design, while also embracing wayfinding, graphic design, branding and art integration, as well as master planning and urban design. They believe the thoughtful integration of these disciplines is key to our success.
Omb seeks creative design solutions specific to their clients’ needs and goals. They believe in the importance of place making. Also, they thrive on diversity. The cross-pollination of ideas invigorates their work.
1555 West 8th Avenue
1555 West 8th Avenue is a residential development that brings a high standard of livability to the Burrard Slopes. It consists of 18 residential units organized with a combination of mid-rise and low-rise elements. The two distinct masses are arranged to enclose a shared courtyard garden. The landscape of the courtyard is designed to provide attractive views for residents and neighbouring buildings alike. The building is oriented along a north-south axis allowing for natural light exposure and views of the North Shore mountains. Deep balconies on the south elevation and a row of street trees minimize the solar gain from the midday sun.
Edgemont Boulevard Townhomes
Located just north of Edgemont Village, and surrounded by mid-century architectural jewels designed by the likes of Fred Hollingsworth, the project strives to fit within the area’s long history of west coast modern design. All seven suites are clustered around a semi-public exterior courtyard. The courtyard organizes the entry sequence for the northern suites, and provides daylight for the southern suites. The project also provides a mix of suite types including suites with main floor living that allow residents to live on one level.