Local Practice Architecture + Design is a regenerative design practice comprised of architects, strategists, artists, sustainability experts, cyclists, apiarists, and relentless optimists all united in the goal of realizing projects that improve the health and resiliency of their local communities. Founded in 2015 through the merger of Matthew Woodruff Architecture Inc and Michel Labrie Architect Inc (each founded in 2009), Local Practice Architecture currently has a staff of 15.
Based in Vancouver, BC, on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, our focus is on sustainable building design and infrastructure in the public realm. Projects include schools, daycares, park buildings, affordable housing, water reservoirs and treatment plants, research laboratories, and collaborative hubs and hybrids of all kinds seeking new models for holistic sustainability.
We offer a full range of architectural, project definition, feasibility, and strategic design services integrated with our in-house green building expertise. We specialize in sustainable rating systems (including Living Building Challenge, Envision, Passive House, and LEED), modelling and technical analysis (including BIM, energy modelling, daylight studies, material and life cycle analysis), and an understanding of evolving ecological & climate policy. Our clients are forward thinking government bodies, public institutions, and organizations across Western Canada committed to positive change in the built environment.
Drop us a line or come by:
Local Practice Architecture + Design Ltd.
1447 Hornby Street
Vancouver, BC, V6Z 1W8
Phone: 604 343 4525