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Toronto-based architecture firms SvN and Hotson have merged.

Vancouver’s Hotson Merges with SvN

Hotson Architecture has merged with SvN Architects, the companies announced Tuesday.

Both firms’ businesses have large commercial real estate planning and development components. Toronto-based SvN is attempting to expand its B.C. presence by capitalizing on Vancouver-based Hotson’s regional knowledge.

“Hotson brings an intricate and local perspective in Western Canada and we look forward to amplifying this experience while we continue to expand the firm’s capabilities and enhance our project portfolio across the country,” said Shonda Wang, a long-time SvN partner.

As a result of the merger, she will relocate to Vancouver from Toronto and provide overall leadership of the expanded company with Kai Hotson, the West Coast firm’s founder and namesake.

He has become an SvN partner.

Pictured: Southlands multi-family, located on Vancouver’s west side, designed by Hotson Architecture


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