A native of the Goulds, NL, Chris Woodford began his architectural education at Dalhousie University in the fall of 2000. After working on several projects on the island, he headed west to Vancouver BC in 2006 to focus on design, sustainable building, and adaptive reuse of heritage buildings. In 2007, Chris began working at the small but recognized firm of Gair Williamson Architects. In 2011, he joined the team at Saunders Architecture in Bergen, Norway working on projects both locally and in Newfoundland.
Chris’s priority in design is to ensure the physical realization of design through craft. He has focused on maintaining a strong working relationship with contractors and builders through a frequent presence on site. Chris has designed and has overseen the completion of several award winning built works and has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor of BC Award for architecture, Province of BC Heritage Award, and the City of Vancouver Heritage Award.