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Accolades

… If we are going to spend so much money o a new pool, let’s bring in someone who can give us the best facility possible.“- Joe Mavrinac Community Complex Natatorium Addition, Kirkland Lake, ON – Bonnie Sackrider, Director of Community Services

… The knowledge and experience that VDA brought to the project played an extremely key role in what has turned out to be a tremendous project that has been very well received by our patrons and was completed on time and just under budget. I hope we have an opportunity to work with you again in the future.”- Panorama Recreation Centre Expansion, North Saanich, BC – Doug Henderson, Former Director

… The new complex is so amazing, definitely a dream come true. You have an amazing team and incredible vision you have changed the lives of those in this community forever for the better, whether or not they step foot into this state-of-the-art facility, their lives will be touched in positive ways by having this complex here in the valley.”  – Creston Community Complex, Creston, BC – Candace Foy Aquatic Society VP/Spokesperson

… VDA provided a high quality of design work, excellent service and valuable expertise in the aquatics industry…VDA was very responsive to our ideas, vision and demand, with the ability to develop the resulting first class facility. Our community has embraced this facility and we would be pleased to work with VDA on future project.” – Cowichan Aquatic Centre, Duncan, BC – Ernie Mansueti, Parks and Recreation Director

 The team worked on this project from conception to completion and I always found their work, character and manner to be outstanding…The aquatic and fitness area are a strong combination. The moving water and variety of features are popular as is the 25m pool and diving board. The Sunshine Coast is very happy to have its pool designed by VDA.It is a pleasure to write a letter of reference based on our professional association over the past several years.”- Sunshine Coast Aquatic Centre – Paul Fenwick, General Manager

 Selecting VDA was one of the easiest decisions the City made in the re-development of the Gallagher Centre. We wanted a creative, experienced firm to design our new leisure pool and we also needed to ensure we had a firm that was familiar with building swimming pools in extreme climates. Given that VDA have built pools around the world and the creativity shown in previous work, VDA was an easy choice. I was excited to work with VDA at the beginning of the project and in the end I’m equally excited to recommend VDA to anyone looking to provide an experience for their community.” – City of Yorkton, Saskatchewan – Darcy McLeod, Director of Leisure Services

… a ‘mini GM Place’… You (Vic Davies) and your staff achieved a design that is very aesthetically pleasing, particularly the interior of the facility, and at the same time functional. Your ability to work with the West Shore Parks and Recreation Staff and Arena Committee was helpful in establishing a design that all were comfortable with… Thank you for your expert contribution in making our project such a great success.” – Bear Mountain Arena – Monty Holding, (formerly) Juan de Fuca Parks and Rec Society

… VDA were part of the original team of architects who designed this 180,000 square foot world class facility. In 2005, under the direction and leadership of VDA, the facility added a 14,000 square foot expansion which included a state of the art Fitness/Weight room and a beautiful 3,500 square foot Teen Centre with its own sound recording studio… I would definitely recommend VDA for their creative and functional design attributes.” – Saanich Commonwealth Place – Tom Bryce, Manager

… Both (Vic Davies and Brian Inness) have provided us with excellent, creative service. They are very much customer focused. They initially reviewed public feedback on what our community said they wanted in a pool. Vic and Brian then created a design that reflected these comments… everyone who sees the pool is almost speechless with praise for the facility… I cannot stress enough how pleased we are with the work of VDA.” – Revelstoke Aquatic Centre – Alan Chell, Director of Parks and Recreation

… I have firsthand knowledge of VDA’s work in Victoria and Nanaimo, British Columbia.  VDA’s work is marked by flair and innovation. VDA is clearly a world-leader in the design of aquatic and leisure centres. Involving VDA in your project will ensure that your end product is marketable, functional, and innovative.” – QEII Park – Alan Direen, Former ManagerI have found your firm to be especially able to rise to the many challenges of the complicated public private partnership, we as a client group have placed on your firm. Your team displayed… thorough understanding of pool design, mechanical functions, and building requirements… a level of excitement and sense of place in the building design… ” – Westside Regional Recreation Complex – Ken Kuntz, Former Manager, Calgary Parks and Recreation

…We found them (VDA) to be knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to achieving the best product possible. VDA promptly responded to questions, made helpful/timely suggestion…. One of the most positive aspects of this project was our dealings with VDA. We have strongly recommended VDA to other owners looking for competent, professional design consultants, and will continue to do so. As building contractors, we look forward to working on future projects with them. ” – Ketza Construction Group – Larry Turner, Project Manager

…. VDA have been involved with our projects ranging from small renovations to large commercial developments. We have found their professionalism in dealing with our company and our clients to be beyond reproach. They have always met our deadlines and gone beyond what is required in helping us achieve our targets and most importantly our budgets.” – Tidman Construction – Ron Tidman, Owner

…. VDA’s design philosophy and attention to detail is second to none. VDA and their in-house team are very organized and technically competent. After completing this project, we have had the pleasure of having a very satisfied customer along with a very happy community. Since completing this project, we have been dealing with VDA on other deals and have always had the best of service.” – Stamco Construction Ltd. – Jack Stam, Owner

… VDA proved to be a most valuable and appreciated asset in the development of the Cranbrook facility. They have been able to successfully coordinate the production work of all the other consultants on this project, admirably keep ahead of the “fast track” Construction Management Contractor and have provided us with a first class state-of-the-art project. The company and staff are a delight to work with, always prepared to go that extra mile to ensure a successful and exciting project, thoroughly knowledgeable and extremely competent in the project detail and delivery.” – Total Performance Contracting – Bill Blackburn, Director

…We engaged VDA to provide architectural services for two college projects. VDA provided, in both instances, exceptional service producing most successful project on time and under budget. They produced cost effective and attractive designs in a very effective and effective manner. We find them a company that is most competent, conscientious, and very easy to work with – a rare entity in architectural circles these days.” – GM Project Management Ltd. – Gareth Hughes, President