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Building Beyond Buildings

Revery Architecture Inc. (Revery) is a Vancouver-based architecture, interior design, and planning practice internationally recognized as a leader in community placemaking. We are committed to a design philosophy of Building Beyond Buildings that aligns meaningful architecture with broader community initiatives to shape inclusive, authentically responsive spaces that stimulate human interactions, engage the senses, improve quality of life, and bring joy.

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Building Resilient Places

We are committed to designing built environments that support the wellbeing and interconnectedness of people, communities, and nature—resilient spaces that evolve to inspire multiple generations, and that contribute healthy places for our descendants.

Placemaking is inherent to our practice and animates each of our designs. In all our projects, we prioritize how the built environment can engage with and positively influence the social space. We create design solutions that resonate with the local communities and evoke pride and collective ownership.

Revery looks at sustainability holistically, considering social, cultural, economic, and lifecycle goals along with the ‘hard’ factors of resilient design. With more than 15 years of experience achieving LEED Gold, BEAM Plus Gold and similar certifications for our projects, Revery has developed techniques to meet sustainability objectives and budgets while mitigating project challenges and delivering state-of-the-art facilities.

Revery Architecture Studio in Vancouver, BC
Library spaces at Revery Architecture's Vancouver Studio.


“I am deeply thankful to the late Bing Thom for the friendship, the trust, and the opportunities he gave me. He let me be who I am. Bing will always have a place in my heart.”   —Venelin Kokalov

Revery is led by the studio’s long-time design lead Venelin Kokalov. Our team of 40 hails from 17 countries, contributing to the rich international expertise, multi-cultural understanding, and passion of our firm. We pride ourselves on our diverse, open-minded perspective, and receptive approach to inclusivity, which we carry through our work. Together, we aspire to create places that stimulate the senses, uplift the human spirit, and make us feel and connect, allowing us to become better versions of ourselves, both individually and collectively.


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