Founded in 1972 by Carson Noftle, Focus has consistently served British Columbia’s development community with high-quality design in the multiple-family, commercial, and religious sectors.  We are a recognized leader in the development of innovative yet pragmatic solutions to all manner of design challenges, while respecting the realities of budget and schedule restraints.  We form relationships with our clients based on an ongoing dialogue about their goals and vision.  This approach allows us to make informed decisions that provide directed solutions for each individual project.  The result is a design that reflects the team’s collective ambition, is firmly rooted in its community, and is guided by the realities of the construction marketplace.

COLIN HOGANArchitect AIBC | Principal

Colin began his architectural career with FOCUS in 1992 and rejoined the firm as principal in 2005 after a seven year absence. During this period, he completed two architectural degrees while gaining valuable experience in large, complex, public sector projects in the southwest region of the USA. Colin’s project experience at FOCUS ranges from the design of single family residences to large scale, mixed use, master planned communities and residential towers. As principal of FOCUS, Colin is responsible for building client relationships, conceptual design, and liason with municipal officials throughout the design and approvals process.


Jarmie has served as Architect of Record in several architectural firms for over 16 years before joining FOCUS in October 1996. His experience includes numerous residential, commercial, institutional, recreational and transportation facilities. His background comprises all aspects of the work from budgeting and conceptual design to production of contract documents, specifications, and project supervision. Jarmie brings FOCUS a wealth of architectural experience, which benefits each project. He currently performs all on-site field review services for Focus.


Dave has taken a leadership role at FOCUS for over 25 years. His breadth of building design and technology experience, coupled with his code analysis abilities, has proven to be of great value to our clients. Dave's excellent technical background is complimented by his outstanding communication skills and positive “can-do” attitude. In his role as a senior project manager, Dave oversees the production of contract documents, coordinates consultant teams, and liases with building officials and contractors during the permitting and construction phases of a project.