Stefan Brunhoff is an architect and watercolour painter who draws inspiration from the unique qualities of the British Columbian landscape, as well as the particular characteristics of his media: both buildings and paint. He began practicing architecture in 1987 after graduating, with honours, from the University of British Columbia School of Architecture. He worked for several architectural firms in Vancouver and Montreal on projects such as apartment towers, institutional and commercial buildings, multifamily housing, renovations, island houses, and heritage retrofits. In 1996, Brunhoff began his own firm, focusing on recreation and wilderness houses, as well as the occasional city house. A background in carpentry affords Brunhoff a comfortable working relationship with builders and tradespeople. Stefan Brunhoff Architect is located in the heart of Vancouver, on beautiful Granville Island.