Allison Holden-Pope

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Allison Holden-Pope




British Columbia




Architect AIBC + Interior Designer + Principal
Passive House Canada Trained Designer, LEED AP BD+C

Allison founded One SEED in 2008, leaving a comfortable position at an integrated architecture / engineering / construction firm to pursue her passion for evocative and sustainable residential design. Her aesthetic is informed by the rugged outdoors of the West Coast, the straight lines and big skies of the prairies where she grew up, as well as international travels. As a mother of two young and completely crazy boys, her work is also influenced by the daily adventures and pragmatic realities of raising an active family. Formerly a competitive swimmer on the McGill Varsity Swim Team, she has more recently taken to hikes and family bike rides, and often times can be found pulling a chariot laden with giggling kids.   As a local leader in residential sustainability and Passive House, Allison believes in being an “open source”, and has shared lessons learned at various speaking engagements and conferences. She loves to geek out on technical envelope details and is involved with several local groups pushing municipalities and the local construction industry to support sustainability and low-embodied carbon construction.
Allison holds a Masters in Architecture Degree from McGill University in Montreal, and has worked in firms from Montreal, to Calgary, to Vancouver, accumulating a broad range of project experience including in commercial practice. The exploration of new concepts for modern and green housing continues to be the foundation of the practice.

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Architecture and Design

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Architect AIBC + Principal

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One SEED Architecture + Interiors


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