Voytek received his Master of Architecture degree with honours from the Warsaw University of Technology and is a licensed architect in province of British Columbia. He brings forty one years of international experience in architectural practice, twenty of which were in Canada. His past projects include a 42 story tower in downtown Warsaw and Theshreen University in Latakia, Middle East. He has a broad range of experience in design, development and construction contract management. His recent projects include high rise multi-residential developments as well as commercial, industrial and single family luxury projects. Voytek takes a problem solving approach to all aspects of design to ensure the delivery of economically efficient, integrated and successful projects from different points of view. He participated in numerous international design competitions and his recent sustainable project for Multifamily Terraced Housing Development was selected for the Exhibition of Green and Regenerative Architecture: Visions of the Future in the Surrey Art Gallery.
Graham is a professional planner with over 30 years of successful experience undertaking a wide range of community planning projects and development approvals. This experience includes work as a public sector planner as well as a planning and land development consultant. Graham has a strong background in: urban planning, land development / development approvals, project management, impact assessment and public consultation.
Graham has been a Registered Planner with the Canadian Institute of Planners since 1980 and has been a principal with the Arlington Consulting Group since 1992. In 2001, he received the Award for Planning Excellence from the Planning Institute of BC. Prior to his consulting work, Graham Farstad served as the City Planner for New Westminster for over 3 years and the Director of Development Services for the City of Prince George for over 12 years. He also served two terms as a School Trustee including one term as chair of the Board of Education in Prince George.
Planning work includes a very broad range of private and public sector projects throughout British Columbia such as land development strategies, feasibility studies, development approvals, flood hazard management, and cultural facilities.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Donald Luxton has a passionate interest in local history and heritage. Involved in the field of heritage resource management since 1983, he is a well-known preservation consultant, advocate, educator and author. He is active in the field of public education through the teaching of heritage conservation courses, for both general interest and university credit, and is currently a sessional lecturer in the BCIT Architectural Science degree program. His interest in the preservation of architecture has led to his continuing involvement with a number of heritage societies, including his role as a founding Director and current President of Heritage Vancouver, Director of the newly-founded Arthur Erickson Conservancy, founding Director of the Victoria Heritage Foundation and former Director of the Vancouver Heritage Conservation Foundation. In 2006 he received an honourary membership in the B.C. Society of Landscape Architects, and in 2007 was elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
In his twenty-five year career as a heritage professional, he has worked on numerous projects throughout western Canada, including municipal planning projects, heritage inventories and evaluations, and the restoration of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. Many of these projects have involved ongoing consultation on the development of municipal heritage programs and Heritage Registers, including the City of New Westminster (since 1990), the City of Port Moody (since 1997) and the Corporation of Delta (since 1997). These long-term relationships have involved all aspects of program administration, policy development, project review and documentation.
Donald Luxton is also a widely-recognized author on topics of local history. With Lilia D’Acres, he was the co-author of Lions Gate (Talonbooks, 1999). A graphic recreation of the history and construction of Vancouver’s landmark Lions Gate Bridge, this publication won numerous literary and heritage awards, including the City of Vancouver Book Award, 2000; City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour, 2000; Heritage Society of British Columbia Outstanding Achievement Award, 2000; and the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing, 2000. Building The West: The Early Architects of British Columbia (Talonbooks, 2003), a richly illustrated overview of the architects who practiced in the province between 1858 and 1938, was awarded the Heritage Canada Achievement Award in 2003, and also received an Architectural institute of British Columbia Special Jury Prize, 2004; the Hallmark Society Mark Madoff Award, 2004; the City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour, 2004; and the BC Book Prize, Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize, 2004. His most recent book, Vancouver General Hospital: 100 Years of Care and Service, was released in February 2006. It has received a Heritage Award of Merit from the City of Vancouver, 2006 and a Heritage BC Certificate of Recognition, 2007.
Our planning team works under the guidance of Graham Farstad, MCIP and provides an extensive range of social, regional and land use development planning services. These services include preparation of policy plans and documents, including Official Community Plans & municipal bylaws; community development facilitation; community and stakeholder engagement; demographic analysis, site & land use analysis.
Donald Luxton, FRAIC and his team offer a diverse range of consulting services in heritage and building technology. The Arlington Group cultural and heritage resource management team provide progressive and practical solutions. Public and private sector projects have included museum development, site interpretation, heritage and cultural resource management planning, heritage inventories, heritage register documentation and heritage building and site restorations.
The Arlington Group also provides a full range of architectural services for a variety of development projects under the direction of Wojciech Grzybowicz, MAIBC. The Arlington Group architectural team is able to provide expertise through all phases of design from concept to project completion. Projects include institutional, educational, commercial, industrial and residential as well as urban and master planning.
Local Governments (municipal and regional)
City of Abbotsford
City of Chilliwack
City of Langley
City of Merritt
City of Port Coquitlam
City of Powell River
City of Richmond
City of Saskatoon
City of Surrey
City of Vancouver
City of Vernon
Corporation of Delta
District of Hope
District of Maple Ridge
District of North Vancouver
District of Squamish
District of West Kelowna
District of West Vancouver
Township of Langley
Town of Comox
Cowichan Valley Regional District
Fraser Valley Regional District
Metro Vancouver (GVRD)
Squamish-Lillooet Regional District
Provincial and Federal governments and departments
British Columbia Ministry of Environment
British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure
Fraser Health Authority
Available by request