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Newdale Residence

CompanyFNDA Architecture Inc.
Lead DesignersAlia Noormohamed
Design TeamFarouk Noormohamed, Farida Noormohamed,Estefania Segovia
Project LocationWest Vancouver, B.C.
ClientTaleeb Noormohamed
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

Most important feature of the house is the black architectural wall that is embellished with vertical slats and overhead trellis,creating a dramatic entrance with a strong play of light, shadow and landscaping. The design of the house takes into account the new normal created by the Covid pandemic with a need of families to have spaces to be together outdoors.Team has created outdoor spaces which has dining, lounging areas and spaces that can allow social distancing. Green building strategies including low e-glass windows ad walls with adequate insulation, led lighting and low flush toilets.


For over 30 years, Farouk Noormohamed has used architecture to change lives, inspire the spirit & advance sustainability. His buildings combine breathtaking design, efficiency of space, and harmony with nature. Every building Farouk has designed has become a landmark in its context, and a source of pride for its users in the process garnering him international recognition for his contribution to culturally responsive architecture. His work draws from local traditions and crafts and combines with modern technologies. He has won the gold medal from the International Union of Architects.

Other Awards and Prizes

2020 German Design Awards, Excellent Architecture Award winner
2018 International Design Award, Bronze Award - Architectural Design
2017 Fantini Award from Italy for the best Washroom Design.
2017 Nominated for Wood Council Award.
2015 Two residential projects published in Vancouver Home Spring Edition.
2014 Award of excellence Aga Khan University Heart and Cancer Centre Nairobi.
2013 1st Place for Best Individual Room: Contemporary by Seattle Design Centre.
2011 Winner for renovation of the year by Intercontinental Hotels Group for Holiday Inn Express,Langley
2010 Published in Canadian Architect Executive Journal.
2009 Winner of the Gold Medal for Architecture and Interior Design awarded by the Central Asian Chapter of the International Union of Architects.
2008 Published in a Coffee Table Book - Spectacular Homes.
2007 Published in the Western Living Magazine.
2007 Adex Silver Award for Design Excellence - Holiday Inn Red Deer.
2007 Adex Gold Award for Design Excellence - Residence 945 - 15th Steet.
2007 Adex Platinum Award for Design Excellence - Lalji Residence.
2006 Publish in Builder/Architect Magazine.
2006 Finalists for the Georgie Awards for four categories.
2002 Lieutenant Governor of B.C. awards in architecture.- Barbara Dalrymple Memorial award
2002 IIDA Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design
2002 IIDA Vision Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design
2002 IIDA Vision Awards Jury choice Award.
2000 Winner international competition for a 150,000 sq.ft school complex in Kenya.
2000 Newcomer of the year - Holiday Inn Express, Walnut Grove L Bass Hotel
1999 Gold Award for Best Single Family Detached Home 4,000 Sq.Ft. and over - Georgie Awards,Canadian Home Builders’ Assoc.
1999 Gold Award for Best Kitchen-Georgie Awards, Cdn Home Builders’ Assoc.
1999 Gold Award for Best Master Suite-Georgie Awards, Can. Home Builders’ Assoc.
1999 Gold Award for Best Interior Design.
1999 Seattle Design Centre Award.