Still Point Architecture Inc.
Still Point Architecture had it’s beginnings as an architectural practice in 1997 when the principal, Drew Rose MAIBC, left the large firm where he had worked for eleven years. Drawing on his many years of experience as a contractor and builder on the British Columbia coast, Drew began to focus on the design of waterfront and coastal residences. To date the firm has been involved in projects ranging in size from 600 square feet to over 4000 square feet and located in various areas of the coast including Bliss Landing, Powell River, Savary Island, Quadra Island, Nootka Sound, Halfmoon Bay, Vancouver Island and Vancouver.
While the primary focus of the practice is residential vacation and retirement projects, Drew has a background in the design and development of multi-family, commercial, office, resort and educational facilities as well as renovation projects of varying size.
Still Point Architecture has developed and maintains close ties with a large number of experienced builders who specialize in remote, coastal construction. With many exceptional sites accessible only by water and not serviced with electricity it can be critical to have a construction team who understand the special logistical problems associated with these kinds of projects.
As a registered architect, Drew is able to provide his clients with services beyond the scope permitted for house designers. These services include administration of construction contracts, issuing certificates during construction and coordinating payment schedules between owners and contractors. These services have proved invaluable to clients with busy schedules who often live far away from their project site.
Drew Rose MAIBC
Drew had the good fortune to spend his childhood summers at the family cottage on beautiful Savary Island. These early times spent on Savary led to a life-long connection to the B.C. coast and its many communities – both on the mainland and on the islands.
Between his two university degrees, Drew spent a number of years as a carpenter and contractor working primarily in remote areas of the coast. He has a keen awareness of the challenges of remote construction and of the special needs that arise with living ‘off the grid’.
With Still Point Architecture, Drew has drawn from his coastal roots to design numerous homes and larger projects throughout the region. Sustainability and sensitivity to the environment of the sites are always forefront in the design process.
Drew is currently living on Bowen Island with his wife and young daughter.