Private Residence - 2612 Bellevue Ave. West Vancouver, BC

CompanyFNDA Architecture Inc.
Lead DesignerFarouk Noormohamed
Design TeamFarida Noormohamed - Interior Design, Alia Noormohamed - Interior Design
ClientAbdul and Shamim Jamal
CreditsPhoto by Raef Grohne
Prize(s)3rd Place in Architecture Categories / New Residential Building
Entry Description

The house has vistas around & through it to the water. Cascading water on either side of the main stair, entrance which is entered by stepping on a floating platform. One enters the house under a covered white canopy. Sound of moving water creates a sense of tranquility & the upper fountain with a negative edge becomes one with the ocean beyond. The interior of the house emulates nature’s perfection through the most minute of details such as the stair, book-matching of the marble on the walls to the custom designed glass chandelier, the finely crafted millwork & carefully-planned lighting


FNDA is about quality architecture. The primary focus of the firm’s activity is centered around creating elegant, well designed and cost effective buildings - primarily health care, education, religious/cultural institutional, hotels and residential. Our projects are well known and well documented, and we take pride in the architectural services that we provide in Canada and around the world.

Awards and Prize

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, BC.
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 for Community Service.
2002 IIDA Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design for BC.
2002 IIDA Vision Awards for Excellence in Lighting Design – Western Region. 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’ Association, B.C.
1999 Gold Award for Best Kitchen - Georgie Awards, Cdn Home Builders’ Association, B.C. 1999 Gold Award for Best Master Suite - Georgie Awards, Can. Home Builders’ Assoc., B.C. 1999 Gold Award for Best Interior Design - Georgie Awards, Cdn. Home Builders’ Assoc.,B.C.
1999 Seattle Design Centre Award for Master Bedroom. 1999 Seattle Design Centre Award for Remodel.