Kelowna Office

Overview

Meiklejohn Architects Inc. is a Kelowna based architectural office with sector expertise in both post secondary and K-12 education, office, housing, hospitality, health care and animal facilities. The office has taken the strategic approach of maintaining our work flow on these types of projects but not excluding other sectors such as industrial and infrastructure works as well as parking structures. As generalists with exposure to multiple building types we thrive on the knowledge base we are continually creating and look for opportunities to deploy our design intelligence gained from one project type to another.

While we strive for excellence in all areas, we are centered on three core values in our practice:
1) Client-Centered Decision-Making
2) Design Excellence within Budget Realities
3) Healthy Buildings, Healthy Occupants

Parkinson Rec Centre

1973 – Kelowna, BC

Penticton Library

1963 – Penticton

1965 – Peach Bowl

Penticton

1960 – Summerland Hospital

Summerland

1968 – Vernon Centre

Vernon

History

Meiklejohn Architects Inc. is a second-generation firm and has been in continuous practice since 1953.  The firm was founded in Penticton by Roy Meiklejohn, one of the first registered architects in the Okanagan, and has operated as a limited company since 1994.  Jim Meiklejohn and Shirley Ng opened the doors of the Bernard Avenue office Kelowna in 2000 while Cal Meiklejohn continued to operate the Penticton office.  Recently the 2 offices became separate corporations and Meiklejohn Architects continues to practice in Kelowna under Jim’s leadership while Cal owns and operates Meiklejohn Architectural Design Studio.

Sustainability

Meiklejohn Architects has been the leader in sustainable architectural practice in the Okanagan for over 60 years. Jim Meiklejohn became the first LEED accredited Architect in the Okanagan in 2004 and the office has completed numerous commercial and residential LEED certified, Silver, and Gold projects over the last 15 years. Collin Crabbe was the first Architect to become a Certified Passive House Designer in Kelowna in 2017. The BC Step Code energy regulations are evolving at a rapid pace, and we look forward to working with clients who value the long-term health and financial rewards of pursuing local leadership in sustainable design.

Jim Meiklejohn
Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP

Jim Meiklejohn
Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP

Jim Meiklejohn
Principal, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP

Key Staff

The firm has three registered architects as well as several technologists with experience from around BC and Canada as well as Europe and Asia and typically oversees an annual project volume of well over $100 million in local construction value. Jim Meiklejohn and Shirley Ng opened the Kelowna office have led the office’s success in many sectors working with many public and private organizations.  Stoke Tonne joined the office in 2011 after relocating from Vancouver and has played a key role in the design leadership of several key downtown projects the office has recently completed.  Stoke became a co-owner and partner in 2016.  Collin Crabbe joined the office in 2013 after working in Vancouver and New Zealand and holds degrees in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering. Collin’s current main areas of practice are building envelope, educational and winery facilities.  Collin became a co-owner and partner in 2019.

Awards

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Awards Won

Kelowna Yacht Club
Kelowna, BC

Awards Won

Kelowna Yacht Club
Kelowna, BC

Awards Won

Kelowna Yacht Club
Kelowna, BC

Awards Won

Kelowna Yacht Club
Kelowna, BC

Careers

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