Battersby Howat is lead by Heather Howat and David Battersby, along with their team of architects, landscape architects and interior designers. Operating with a distinctive, multidisciplinary design approach that is both restrained and bold, the firm is highly respected and are champions of West Coast architectural style.

Established in 1996, David Battersby and Heather Howat offer a holistic approach to design, through combined degrees in architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design.


Published May 2013 through Dalhousie Architectural Press and edited by Brian Carter, the book features an in-depth review of 10 projects which highlight the contemporary West Coast design that the firm is known for. We’re also proud to announce that it was a winning entry in the annual Coupe Design and Image Competition for graphic design excellence.

“We pursue an architectural expression that embodies a spirit of contemporary living.”

—David Battersby


For Battersby Howat, it was critical that the work was the central focus of their firm website. We built a structure that allowed for full-screen imagery and minimalist navigation so as to not distract from the beauty and discipline of their body of work.