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To design communities, buildings and "places" of timeless beauty and value,
that are appropriate to their context, respect the environment,
and provide a superior quality of life for their inhabitants



Jenkins Architecture Ltd. specializes in quality residential, mixed use and commercial architecture and the design and physical planning of new towns, villages and resort villages, using "New Urbanism" town planning principles.

Designing projects of this size and complexity requires a direct link between the architecture, urban design and town planning disciplines, which our firm offers.

The scope of our past work is varied and extensive. We have been involved in many award-winning projects including single and multi family housing, commercial buildings, international resort development and large scale subdivision planning.


Dan Jenkins
President/Principle Architect 
B.Arch., University of British Columbia, 1971

Member, Alberta Association of Architects, AAA
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, MRAIC
Member, Architectural Institute of British Columbia, MAIBC

     With over 30 years of experience as an architect in Calgary, Dan has established a reputation for design excellence, and an approach to design that combines the principles of architecture, urban design, and town planning. He and his firm have won numerous provincial national and international awards for their work in each of these fields.

    Dan has been responsible for the design of a wide range of projects, including international hotel and resort developments, large scale community planning projects, commercial buildings, mixed-use buildings, custom homes, and multi-family housing.

    He has also been an advocate for excellence in architecture, not only through his work, but also as a public speaker, conference presenter, and university assistant professor, as well as through the publication of Best Home Magazine, which he started to increase public awareness of the value of architects, and architecture in residential design.

    In 1970, he spent four months living in Venice as part of a travel-abroad program sponsored by the University of British Columbia School of Architecture, from which he graduated in 1971. After moving to Calgary in 1979, he worked initially with Boucock Architects, founded his own firm in 1981, and then practiced in partnership from 1987 through 1993 under the firm name Jenkins & Sturgess Architecture.        He later re-established his own practice as Jenkins Architecture Ltd. Jenkins cites living in Venice as one of the most significant influences upon his work. As a young man he set a goal to create more humanly scaled neighborhoods and communities in North America – thus his involvement in the design of several award winning communities such as Angus Glen Village in Markham, Garrison Woods in Calgary, the Griesbach community in Edmonton, a Caribbean community on the island of Roatan and the East village master plan in Calgary, a high density community adjacent to Calgary’s downtown currently under construction.

Firm Experience


Caribbean Eco Development of the year 2010, Oceano Village, Roatan, Bay Islands

City of Calgary Mayor’s Urban Design Awards, Downtown East Village Master Plan, Honorable Mention, 2005

National SAM Multi-Family Housing, The Versailles Garrison Woods 2004

• Awards of Excellence in Housing, Multi-Family (1,350+ sf) --- The Ashbee Garrison Woods 2004

• National SAM Finalist Multi-Family Housing, Sanctuary Woods Garrison Woods 2003

• SAM Finalist Best Low Rise Apartment Community, Gateway Garrison Woods 2003

• SAM Best Town Home Community, Beaumont Hamel Garrison Woods, 2002

Grand SAM Award to Canada Lands Corporation for Garrison Woods --- Best New Community in Canada, 2002

SAM Award to Canada Lands Corporation for Garrison Woods --- Best Community in Alberta, 2001

Best Use of Alternative Development Standards Award, Angus Glen Village. Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, Ontario and Ontario Home    Builders’  Association 1997

• Alberta Awards of Excellence in Affordable Housing, Commodore & Mariner Houses, Marina Bay Estates, 1991

• Award of Merit Canadian Wood Council, Marina Bay Estates, Sylvan Lake, 1990

• Canadian Architect Award of Excellence, Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel Design, 1989   (Jenkins & Sturgess)


C.H.M .C. Housing Awards, Innovation in Housing for Seniors, Implementation/ Realization, Honorable Mention for Anthonian Court Senior Citizen's 

Housing, Calgary, Alberta, 1988

• Governor General's Design Awards, Canadian Housing Design Council, Design Award  for Courtyard Housing Project, Calgary, Alberta, 1985


• A.A.A./Western Living 1985 Design Awards, Citation for Alexandria Terrace Mixed Use Project, Calgary, Alberta, 1985


• Governor General's Design Awards, Canadian Housing Design Council, Design Award for Anthonian Court Senior Citizen's Housing, Calgary, Alberta, 1985

Winner of an International Hotel Design Competition, Istanbul Crowne Royal Hotel, 

Istanbul, Turkey, 1984

• Governor General's Design Awards, Canadian Housing Design Council, Design Award for Infill Housing Development, Calgary, Alberta, 1983


• A.A.A. 75th Anniversary Awardsfor "Significant Contribution to the Built Environment of Alberta", a Design Award for Cafe Calabash, Calgary, Alberta, 1981

Seniors Housing

Fish Creek Seniors,

194 unit

senior care facility, Calgary 2013

Bingham Crossing Active Living,

senior active living project

Calgary, 2012

Anthonian Court ,

37 unit and 16 townhouse, housing for senior project

Calgary, 1985

Alberta Housing Corporation

52 unit senior housing project

Calgary, 1982

Town Planning & Urban Design

Bingham Crossing

160 Acre Phase One

Rockyview Municipal District, 2010

Currie Barracks Community

3000 units 

Calgary, 2008

Belize Master Planned Tourism Community

600 acres, 2006

East Village Urban Design & Master Planning

a downtown community of eventually 12,000 residents

Calgary, 2004

Greisbach Community, Edmonton

Canada Lands Corporation 4000 unit community

Edmonton, 2002

Garrison Woods (C.F.B. Calgary East),

Canada Lands Corporation, Urban Design, Site Planning and Architectural Codes

for a 1500 Unit Inner City Neighborhood,

Calgary, 1997

Canmore Station

$65 m Downtown Mixed Use Project - Hotels, Retail, Housing,

Master Planning and Architecture

Canmore, 1997

Frost Road

140 Acre Concept Development Plan and Master Plan

British Columbia, 1995

Leitchcroft Mixed Use Farms Redevelopment

Markham, Ontario, 1995

Angus Glen Village

700 Acre Master Planning

Markham, Ontario, 1993

Westridge Subdivision Planning and Specification House Design

Retail and Village

Centre Planning, Okotoks, 1990-1994

Marina Bay

Master Planning of Architectural Guidelines and Design

of a 100 lakefront cottage resort development

Red Deer, 1988

Bow River Ranch

$10 million, 36-hole golf course and related facilities; hotel and

restaurant; 300 housing units


Architectural Guidelines and Controls

400 home subdivision,

Calgary 1987

Hillhurst/Sunnyside Area Redevelopment

Plan, Urban Design Guidelines


Architectural Codes for New Communities

Riversong Community,


Currie Barracks,

3,000 units, 2008

Regina Diocese Property,


Big Fork Ponderosa Boat Club,

200 residences, 2006

Blackstone Community,

1,100 residences, Fernie 2006

Garrison Green,

800 residences, 2004

Griesbach, Edmonton,

4,000 residences, 2003

Garrison Woods,

1,500 residences, 1998

Angus Glen,


Marina Bay,

150 residences

Hotel and Resort Projects

Bighorn Resort

160 unit condo hotel and resort, Radium BC 2004

Point Roberts Resort Hotel

$55 M, Point Roberts, Washington, 1990

Chuzenji Kanaya Hotel

Japan $10 M, 60-room luxury hotel, convention facilities,


Marina Bay, Yacht Club for the Marina Bay Resort

Red Deer, 1988

Hotel Place St. Charles

300 room suite hotel proposal, New Orleans, Louisiana

Istanbul Crowne Royal Hotel

,450 room hotel overlooking the Bosphorus Sea

winner of international competition, Istanbul, Turkey, 1984

Elbow Valley Golf and Country Club

, Calgary, 1981

200 acre Resort Planning

Washington State, 1981

160 unit condo hotel and resort, Radium BC 2004

Commercial & Institutional Projects

Bingham Crossing Active Living,

Calgary, 2012

The Piazza

a 30,000 sq ft mixed use building in the Bridges project, Calgary, 2005

Westside King's Church campus

18 acres, 2002

Kensington Mixed Use Bldg

Calgary- 2002

Elgin Village rowhousing project,

Calgary, 2002

Homes by Avi office building

20,000 sq. ft., Calgary 2001

4th Street Central

130,000-sq. ft., mixed use project, Calgary 2001

Swimco Retail Building Renovation

Calgary, 1993

Railyard Shopping Center

80,000 sq. ft., Merrit, B.C., 1995

Oliva Retail Building Renovation

Calgary, 1993

Charly Chan's Restaurant Interior

,Calgary, 1993

Metropolis Building

11,000 square feet, Whyte Avenue Commercial Addition and

Renovation, Edmonton, 1992

Yukon Visitor Reception Centre

$3.2 million, Whitehorse, 1991

DiMilo's Lingerie Shop

Calgary, 1991

Kensington Pointe

10,000 sq. ft. retail commercial building, Calgary,


Rogers Cable TV Production Facility

$1 million, Calgary, 1988

Kensington Crescent Retail Building

9,000 square feet, Calgary, 1987

LaPasta Ristorante

Calgary, 1980

Cafe Calabash Restaurant and Retail

Calgary, 1980

Multi-Family Residential & Mixed Use Projects

Residence @ King Edward,

21 luxury apartment condos, Calgary, 2015


10 Luxury townhomes , Calgary 2014

McKee Homes,

30 villas, Airdrie, 2013

Adelaide Multi-Residential

Calgary, 2013

Empire Custom Homes

Valour Park 35 luxury townhomes (3 phases), Calgary, 2013

Alexander I

17 townhomes, Calgary, 2013

Stanley Park townhomes,

6 townhomes, Calgary, 2012

Jayman Riversong Community

42 townhomes, Calgary, 2012

Jayman Currie Apartments,

3 apartment buildings,  Calgary, 2012

Valour Park Avi rowhouses

Calgary, 2011

Victoria Cross townhomes,


Alexander Court

17 unit condominium project, Calgary, 2010

Homes by Avi

13 unit Cottage development

Currie Barracks Innovative Housing site

Calgary,  2010

Craftsman Style Apartments,


The Lake House

163 unit apartment project, Sylvan Lake, Alberta 2008


110 unit apartments and townhomes project, Red Deer, Alberta 2006

27th Avenue

18 Plex, Calgary, Alberta, 2006

35th  Street 9 Plex

Calgary, Alberta 2006

Riders Ridge

Architectural Codes, Sylvan Lake, Alberta, 2006

The Piazza,

a 30,000 sq ft mixed use building in the Bridges project, Calgary, Alberta, 2005

Garrison Green

244 unit project, Calgary 2004

Rosedale, Griesbach community

4 storey seniors housing, Edmonton 2004

Capital Care Veteran's Center, Griesbach

Edmonton 2004

Statesman Staywell Manors

, 170 units -2003

Elgin Village rowhousing project

Calgary- 2002

The Versailles

32 unit rowhousing project, Calgary , 2002

The Townhomes at Beaumont Hamel

60 unit rowhousing project, Calgary, 2001

Sanctuary Woods

20 unit rowhousing project, Calgary 2001

Garrison Square

,50 unit rowhousing project, façade design only, Calgary 1998

Sussex Garden Estates

25 Luxury Condominiums, Calgary, 1996

Refinery Square

200 unit Loft Condominiums, $ 10 M, Calgary, 1994

Fish Creek Villas

63 Unit Luxury Condominium Development, $5 M, Calgary, 1992

Lincoln Park Low Income Townhousing

$6.5 M, Calgary, 1992

Connaught Townhouses

11 Unit Courtyard Condominium, $1.2 M, Calgary, 1992

Westridge 50 Unit Condominium Project

$4 M, Okotoks , 1990

Villa Ponte, 17-storey Condominium High-rise

$17 M, Calgary, 1990

Riverbank Condominiums

17-storey luxury condominium tower, $10 M, Calgary

Barclay Estates

30-unit townhouse project, $2.5 M, Calgary,

Luxury Condominium High-rise

55 units, a golf course and boundary bay overlooking

Tsawwassen, BC, 1986

River Court

61 unit riverfront condominium, Calgary, 1982

75 unit Beltline high-rise apartment

Calgary, 1981

Beltline historical restoration of 6 townhouses

Calgary, 1981

85 unit, 3 storey apartment project

Tsawwassen, B.C., 1981

Cluster housing proposal

Calgary, 1980

Proposed 111 unit apartment project

Tsawwassen, B.C., 1980

30 unit condominium project

Mount Royal, Calgary, 1979

Single Family Homes

Renaud Residence

addition to home, Calgary 2014

Steamboat Springs Residence

Colorado 2007

Erickson Residence

Lakeside residence, Montana 2005

Pagenkopf Mountain Residence,

Canmore, Alberta 2005

Renaud Residence

Silvertip, Canmore, AB, 2003

Thompson Residence

Panorama, BC, 2001


6,000 sq. ft. , lakefront residence, Windermere, BC, 2000

McIntyre Residence

, 5,000 sq. ft., Markham, ON, 1998

Berloni Loft

Dominion Bank Building, Calgary, 1996

Loft Apartment Renovation for Dr. Gerl

4000 sq. ft., Calgary, 1996

Oceanfront Residence

Point Roberts, Washington, 1995

Tanner Residence

Parkhill, Calgary, 1993

Jenkins Residence Renovation

Calgary, 1992

DiStefano Residence

7,000 sq. ft., Calgary, 1991

Kelman Residence

5,000 sq. ft., Calgary, 1990

Renaud Residence

4,000 sq. ft. , Calgary, 1990

Gremix Investments Ltd.,

6,000 sq. ft. residential interior, Calgary, 1988

Pertman Residence

4,000 square foot private residence, Edmonton, 1987

Gordon Residence

3,600 square foot residence, Parkhill, Calgary, 1986

Riverside Villas

Two riverside homes, Calgary, 1986

Hall Residence

3,800 square foot residence, BelAire, Calgary, 1985

Calgaro Residence

4,500 square foot residence west of Calgary, 1984

Marshall Residence

3,500 square foot residence in the Roxboro area, Calgary, 1983

The Mews,

a country residence on the Bow River west of Calgary, 1981

Stephens Residence

Calgary, 1979

Pinebrook single family country residence

Calgary, 1979

Windsor Park

Infill housing project, Calgary, 1979


a country residence on the Bow River west of Calgary, 1976

Tsawwassen Experimental Energy Conservation House


Reinsch Residence

Tsawwassen, B.C., 1976

Solar heated hillside housing

White Rock, B.C., 1976

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