About Our Firm

The principals are M. Daniel Westwood, Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Christopher Babits, Architect, AAA, MRAIC, and David J. Cocks, Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP. We offer direct principal control of all projects and will complete major multi-million dollar projects on strict time schedules. Our work has ranged from small renovations to large institutional complexes.

Continuity of expertise, as well as a solid reputation for creating successful, innovative and dynamic design, has contributed to our longevity as a firm. A core group of long-standing senior staff members offer decades of proven experience to new projects.

Our firm is a member of the Canada Green Building Council. We have worked within the LEED framework and with other experienced LEED accredited professionals and we believe in an integrated design approach, allowing the architecture to be informed by mechanical and electrical sustainable design initiatives during the design phase of a project.


History

A chronological timeline of FWBA Architects.

St. Michael's General Hospital+

1928

H. Wm. Meech
H. Wm. Meech Architect, MRAIC

Fritz Sick Sports Centre+

1937

Meech & Meech
H. Wm. Meech Architect, FRAIC, Victor E. Meech Architect, MRAIC

Haig Clinic+

1940

V.E. Meech
Victor E. Meech Architect, MRAIC

St. Augustine's Anglican Church+

1947

Meech Mitchell
Victor E. Meech Architect, FRAIC, Maurice S. Mitchell Engineer, P.Eng, MEIC

Gilbert Paterson Junior High School+

1954

Meech Mitchell Robins & Associates
Victor E. Meech Architect, FRAIC, Maurice S. Mitchell Engineer, P.Eng, MEIC, George R. Robins Architect, MRAIC

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church+

1963

Meech Mitchell Robins & Watson
Victor E. Meech Architect, FRAIC, Maurice S. Mitchell Engineer, P.Eng, MEIC, George R. Robins Architect, MRAIC, George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC

Bank of Nova Scotia+

1968

Mitchell Robins & Watson
Maurice S. Mitchell Engineer, P.Eng, MEIC, George R. Robins Architect, MRAIC, George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC

Public Library+

1973

Robins Watson & Associates
George R. Robins Architect, FRAIC, George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC

Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital+

1975

Robins Watson Baunton Architects - Engineers
George R. Robins Architect, FRAIC, George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC, C.R. Baunton Engineer, P.Eng, MEIC

Sir Alexander Galt Museum+

1986

Watson Horton Architects
George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC, Roger W. Horton Architect, MRAIC

Lethbridge Police Headquarters+

1990

Watson Horton Ferrari Architects
George M. Watson Architect, MRAIC, Roger W. Horton Architect, MRAIC, Arthur J. Ferrari Architect, MRAIC

U of L Students Union Building+

1994

Horton Ferrari Architects
Roger W. Horton Architect, MRAIC, Arthur J. Ferrari Architect, MRAIC

Lethbridge City Hall+

1999

Horton Ferrari Westwood Architects
Roger W. Horton Architect, AAA, MRAIC, Arthur J. Ferrari Architect, AAA, MRAIC, M. Daniel Westwood Architect, AAA, MRAIC

St. Paul's School+

2003

Ferrari Westwood Architects
Arthur J. Ferrari Architect, AAA, MRAIC M. Daniel Westwood Architect, AAA, MRAIC

St. Patrick's Fine Arts Elementary+

2008

Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects
Arthur J. Ferrari, Architect, AAA, SAA, FRAIC, M. Daniel Westwood Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Christopher Babits Architect, AAA, SAA, MRAIC

CASA+

2011

Ferrari Westwood Babits Architects
M. Daniel Westwood Architect, AAA, SAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Christopher Babits Architect, AAA, SAA, MRAIC

Cardston Elementary School+

2015

FWBA Architects
M. Daniel Westwood Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, Christopher Babits Architect, AAA, MRAIC, David Cocks Architect, AAA, MRAIC, LEED AP

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Awards

11th Annual Mayor's Luncheon for Business and the Arts - 2016

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At the 11th Annual Mayor’s Luncheon for Business and the Arts on Thursday, September 22, FWBA Architects was recognized with the AACE Business Award. The award was created to recognize a business in the community that has made outstanding philanthropic contributions to an arts organization, thereby enhancing the entire arts community. FWBA Architects was nominated by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery for our extensive history of outstanding support for art and culture in Lethbridge.

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Cardston Elementary School - 2015

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Outstanding Design for Modernization Addition

CEFPI Alberta Chapter

CEFPI Award

Lethbridge Fire Hall - 2012

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Fire Chief Award

Business of the Year - 2011

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Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce

Chamber of Commerce Newsletter

Award Magazine - April 2011

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Award Magazine

Lethbridge Herald - September 2009

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Performing Arts - Article

Martha's House - October 2005

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Article by Jane Harris

Lethbridge Herald - October 2004

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St. Patrick's Fine Arts School Grand Opening

Lethbridge Herald Article

St. Patrick Fine Arts Elementary School - 2004

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Outstanding Design for Educational Environment New Construction

CEFPI Alberta Chapter

CEFPI Award

Lethbridge City Hall - 2003

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Award of Merit - Artistic Use of Masonry

Award of Merit - Architectural Masonry Design General Category

St. Paul Elementary School - 2003

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Outstanding Design for Educational Environment New Construction

CEFPI Alberta Chapter

CEFPI Award

College Magazine

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College Magazine

Prairie Post

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Prairie Post - Page 9

U of L Health and Wellness Centre

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Newspaper Article