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About Us

Darrell Vikse – Principle Architect – NWTAA, AAA, RAIC.
Vince Barter – Intern Architect
Cor Van Dyke – Sr. Technologist
Gene Drouin – Sr. Technologist
Andreas Meyer – Architectural Technologist
Diane Vikse – Office Manager

PSAV Architects Ltd. is a Yellowknife based architectural practice with a strong history of cold climate design. Our portfolio of projects covers the North, from the 60th parallel to Resolute Bay in the High Arctic. Our firm is committed to incorporating sustainable design and energy conservation elements into our designs. We are a member of the Canada Green Building Council.

The philosophy of the firm is centred on providing a continuous, responsive and personal service to clients and on maintaining control of the planning, design, documentation and construction administration processes. Fundamental to this is our strong belief in an integrated design process and the incorporation of design workshops. We encourage client involvement in every step of the design process.

Working with a wide range of specialist and engineering sub-consultants, PSAV Architects Ltd. has undertaken projects for private clients as well as the Governments of;  Canada, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and municipal authorities.  Projects included, building evaluation studies, programming, design and construction administration of new buildings and renovations of existing buildings.

Recent project experience ranges from small to large buildings included:

  • Territorial Law Courts
  • Offices
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Programming
  • Health Care
  • Long-Term Care
  • Schools and Education Centres
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Air Terminal Buildings
  • Mining Camp Facilities
  • Tourism
  • Diamond Sorting Facilities
  • Diamond Polishing Facilities
  • Commercial
  • Apartments
  • Row Housing
  • Residential
  • Recreation and Community Centres