519 Design+Build is a collaborative “hands-on” company, established in 2011 and located in Victoria BC, where the two principles– Chris Foyd and Geoffery Wong employ an active approach, working closely with one another through the entire design and then build process. Each partner brings a unique set of skills and experience to every project, resulting in a highly creative and technically proficient team.
Christian Foyd – BA, MArch, Arkitekt MAA (Registered in Denmark), RAIC
Having spent 10 year in Copenhagen, Dk - working as a Project Architect with DISSING+WEITLING arkitektfirma als, Chris returned to Canada in 2000 to launch a firm of his own providing Architectural Design /Consulting Services to a group of clients in both Europe and North America. This client group includes an ongoing relationship with DISSING+WEITLING as well as doing work with Perkins+Will's offices in Vancouver, San Francisco and New York.
519 d+b was conceived as a vehicle for introducing a Scandinavian design ethic, aesthetic and attention to detail to the Canada's West Coast.
Geoffrey Wong – Geoff is a communications leader with 20 years experience in project management, marketing and partnership strategies, both on the island and in Vancouver.
Geoff’s collaboration and coordination skills are coupled with efficient networking and communication talents. Combined, these elements provide key logistical support within the 519 design+build team.