Architectural Design

Offering full-scope architectural building design services through the firms embedded in the Krahn Group including Larry Podhora Architecture Inc. With teams in Vancouver, Abbotsford, and Edmonton,  we are geographically well poised to serve any project across Western Canada.

Our design process rests on a foundation of deep experience in the business of development, the technology of construction, the efficiency of use, and design excellence.

With a long history of successful projects in all sectors, we have established long lasting, trustworthy relationships with our clients. Our most important mission is client satisfaction and we spare no effort in achieving it on all our designs.

Leadership

Larry Podhora,

Larry Podhora,

Architect AIBC, MRAIC — Director of Building Design, Principal LPA Inc.

An architect with over 30 years of experience in all aspects of architectural practice, Larry brings a wealth of professional knowledge, passion for design excellence, and project management to the KGC Team. Larry provides the industry knowledge and team leadership that brings success when consulting with municipal authorities, specialists, clients, and builders in a broad range of project types and sizes. His portfolio includes award-winning architecture on projects bridging the spectrum of building types—with a particular emphasis on efficient, high-performance, sustainable, and cost-effective buildings.

Approach

Our approach to designing for the built environment is integrated, innovative, and pragmatic. We believe that great design is not an add-on, it is the outcome of a process that allows for excellence in each aspect of our work.

While we scrupulously service the needs of our clients, we do so in a way that always improves the environment and enriches the experience of our building designs for its users or buyers. Our clients appreciate the business and environmental value that great design and effective project management bring to every one of their projects — visually, functionally, and commercially.

As part of an interdisciplinary and integrated group of design disciplines, we also collaborate directly and continuously with our engineer colleagues. Although we practice as separate firms, we rely on the benefits of sharing our resources and various experience. We are knowledgeable, efficient, and accountable. Above all, we listen to our clients…no matter how deep our experience, each project, and each client have their own unique parameters we must address.

We understand the design profession from the point of view of the builder, developer, owner, and user because we service all of these professions frequently on projects including residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial.

At Krahn, we focus on a collaborative process where clients and consultants work together to create environmentally sustainable and commercially successful developments that embody the principles of great design at the service of our clients’ needs.

Services

Key Benefits

INTEGRATED
INTERDISCIPLINARY TEAMS

We share our work environment with all disciplines and collaborate frequently when establishing early designs to make them efficient and affordable

DEVELOPMENT
MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Navigate the ever-increasing complexity of permit processes and reduce approval times with our team managing specific requirements of each municipality

DIVERSITY OF
PROJECT EXPERIENCE

We have a well-established understanding of tilt precast, conventional, pre-eng steel, and wood frame technologies by working directly with builders and repeat clients

MAXIMIZE
LONG-TERM VALUE

Our deep knowledge of jurisdictional processes often provides ancillary benefits such as a greater variety of uses and greater profitability

MINIMIZE
PROJECT COSTS

Our designers and technologists understand the practical aspects of their work and can determine innovative solutions

CONSULTATIVE
& HOLISTIC APPROACH

We value the unique needs of our clients and their projects and only offer insights and solutions once we fully grasp the parameters and goals of each project

Recent Projects

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