FNDA at the '14 Dinner by Design cocktail party.

We are VERY EXCITED to announce that our very own, Alia Noormohamed is participating in this year's Monogram Dinner By Design Vancouver. It's coming up in just a few days, and we've got an awesome concept for our space. The event is for a great cause and we encourage you al... See More

Monogram Dinner By Design Vancouver is back with a bang in just under three weeks! Join us at CBC Studios and take in the 100% unique and awe-inspiring dining areas brought to life by our all-star roster of renowned designers and local tale... See More

FNDA’s Ismaili Centre Dushanbe featured on “Simerg Photos”

On the heels of the last photo blog showcasing FNDA’s Ottawa Jamatkhana, the editor at Simerg Photos approached FNDA about featuring the Ismaili Centre Jamatkhana in Dushanbe, Tajikistan in his latest blog.

 

Simerg Photos is a blog that focuses primarily on images, photos and videos related to cultures and religious traditions from around the world.

 

You can read the full blog post and see the photo essay here

Farouk Noormohamed to present at BUILDEX Vancouver

Farouk Noormohamed will present at BUILDEX Vancouver tomorrow (February 19th) on the topic of Architecture and Local Heritage: Design Solutions in Harmony with Place. His session will discuss how to build successful buildings by embracing local materials, techniques and architectural traditions. The discussion will also contemplate the importance of understanding the historical and cultural influences in developing relevant design solutions that match tradition with modernity.

About BUILDEX Vancouver

BUILDEX Vancouver is one of Canada's largest tradeshows and conferences, welcoming over 13,500 Design, Construction and Real Estate Management professionals each year. Over 600 exhibits and more than 50 educational seminars impact THREE distinct professional markets, all under one roof:

  •     Interior design and architecture
  •     Property and real estate management
  •     Construction and renovation

For more information, or to register, please visit the BUILDEX Vancouver site.

FNDA’s Ottawa Jamatkhana featured on “Simerg Photos” Blog

FNDA opened the new Ottawa Jamatkhana about a month ago and was approached by the editor of the photo blog site Simerg Photos (www.simerg.com) to put together a piece about it.

Simerg Photos is a blog that focuses primarily on images, photos and videos related to cultures and religious traditions from around the world.

There is already a lot of internet traffic over the piece with around 1000 views in the last 24 hours.

You can read the full blog post and see the photo essay here - http://simergphotos.com/2013/08/18/exclusive-architects-statement-and-photos-of-the-fabulous-new-ottawa-jamatkhana/

 

FNDA’s Rosebery Residence to be featured on “Modern Homes Tour”

For the past 5 years, Modern Homes Tour (http://vancouver.modernhometours.com) has been hosting modern residential architecture tours all over the US. They are coming to Canada for the first time this year. This year the tour is featuring FNDA residential property Rosebery, along with several other homes. See the website for more information.

The basic idea is that the tour is self-paced and self-driven meaning there's no specific schedule tour-goers have to follow. The tour-goers, equipped with a map can just navigate themselves to all of the homes on the tour at their own pace during the tour window (11am-5pm) on Saturday, September 14, 2013.

How you can attend:

Advance tickets are on sale through FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8:00 PM for $30 each. The link to purchase is here: http://vancouver.modernhometours.com/tickets/

Enter the promo code FNDA to receive an additional $5.00 off the tour.

Note that Modern Homes Tour donates $5.00 from each tickets sold to Aunt Leah’s Place (a non-profit organization that helps foster kids and young mothers with housing).

We hope to see you there!

FNDA seeks Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

FNDA is seeking full-time receptionist/administrative assistant.  Essential duties & responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • An ability to multitask is essential
  • Greet visitors and clients in a friendly and professional manner
  • Answer and screen telephone calls, handle inquiries and direct callers or visitors to the appropriate staff and monitor voicemail
  • Support and assist the Principal, Associate, and architectural team on a daily basis
  • Maintain/Manage calendars using Microsoft Outlook
  • Schedule meetings, events, presentations and help prepare the team for same in a timely manner
  • Organize travel arrangements, including flights and accommodation as required
  • Order office supplies and administer office machines (photocopier, plotter)
  • Review, track, and stay current with correspondence, including email, letters, invitations, notices, announcements
  • Organize and file materials such as drawings, proposals, correspondence, publications, contact information, etc.
  • Issue invoices, prepare A/C statements and follow up for accounts receivable and payable
  • Coordinate with suppliers and obtain samples for projects
  •  Assist Principal Interior Designer writing specifications for finishes and materials
  • Assist with presentation materials by creating graphic designs using Photoshop, In-design, and Powerpoint
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Process

Interested candidates should forward their resume with covering letter and salary expectations to:

            FNDA Architecture, Inc.

            116-828 Harbourside Drive.

            North Vancouver, B.C.

            V7P 3R9

OR

            melissa@fndesign.com

 

Farouk Noormohamed elected to RAIC College of Fellows

We are happy to announce that Farouk Noormohamed has been elected to the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) College of Fellows.

This honour is conferred on Architects singled out by the College and their peers for their exceptional contribution to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere. 

Farouk will be formally inducted into the College of Fellows at a convocation ceremony in conjunction with the 2013 Festival of Architecture in Halifax in June, where he will also be speaking.

Please join us in congratulating Farouk on this outstanding achievement.