Zeidler’s Victoria studio moves to accommodate growthFebruary 01, 2022
We’re excited to announce our new studio location in Victoria, coinciding with the addition of new team members. “We’ve seen significant growth in the Victoria market over the past couple of years. Moving to a larger studio allows us to increase our operations while maintaining and enhancing our services to our existing clients,” says James Brown, Partner. “The industry can be unpredictable at times, so having a larger presence allows us to be adaptive and responsive.”
Zeidler has been based in Victoria since 2004, led by Managing Director Miroslaw Paprotny. The studio’s major clients are within government, institutional and private sectors, with a particular expertise in heritage rehabilitation. Miro is a member of Heritage BC, the Association for Preservation Technology, and is an acting member on the Board of Directors with the Victoria Civic Heritage Trust. His work on the Promis Block heritage rehabilitation was recognized with an award for Outstanding Achievement from Heritage BC.
“We’re sad to leave our former space, but we’re looking ahead,” says Miro. “Having a larger footprint allows us to be more hands-on with our clients and with local community initiatives. It’s these personal connections that we value so much.”
The new studio is a 2,000 square foot space located within the historic Sayward Building in downtown Victoria. The central location is easily accessed by multiple modes of transit, with the landmark building offering secure indoor bicycle storage and showers. The space itself, designed by Zeidler, features an open workspace, multiple boardrooms, and a communal kitchen. Operable windows provide natural ventilation and access to fresh air.
The move coincides with the addition of new team members, with several positions open for applications. “We’re looking for talented people that are excited about great design,” says James. “Having been based in Victoria for 16 years, we have an intimate understanding of the local effects of climate change. We’re excited to build a specialized group that will use this studio as a launch pad to explore solutions specific to the region.”
As of February 1, 2022, we can be found at our new address:
400 – 1207 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia