Radiant City offers core architectural services: Design, Documentation (Including Building Permit and Contract Documents), Contract Award and Administration.
Radiant City works in conjunction with clients to determine functional needs and establish a conceptual vision for the project. We work iteratively and uncritically invite all possibilities into design process. Preliminary compliance with applicable Codes, Bylaws and Regulations is reviewed.
DOCUMENTATION (BUILDING PERMIT/CONTRACT DOCUMENTS)
Radiant City produces working drawings, specifications and other contract documentation that will allow the issuance of a building permit and enable general contractors to reliably price and build the work. Work of additional consultants (Engineers, etc.) is coordinated. Details are developed for assemblies and particular products. Detailed regulatory compliance is investigated.
Radiant City assists the client in managed or competitive selection of a contractor or alternative delivery process.
Radiant City Remains involved in the work as it is realized to address unforeseen conditions and to ensure that the intent of the vision is achieved. Deficiencies are revolved and progress payments to the general contractor are reviewed.
Radiant City also provides services traditionally outside of the core architectural domain, such as Strategic Planning and Pre-design, Rezoning / Development Permit / Board of Variance applications and Project Management.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND FRE-DESIGN
Before a project is initiated, an investigation of potential opportunities and constraints often needs to be undertaken. Related services include alignment of budget and project expectations, clarification of process and schedule requirements, determination of as-built conditions, space and functional programming, etc.
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT / REZONING / VARIANCE
When the project requirements lie outside the outright uses specifies by municipal Development bylaws, they may undergo discretionary approvals processes, including development permitting and/or rezoning. Requirements might include demonstrating neighbourhood character and streetscape compatibility, adherence to design guidelines, or justification for discretionary additional area (Floor Space Ratio). Where existing or proposed conditions violate development bylaw requirements, they can sometimes be normalized through a Board of Variance appeal.
Where clients require additional expertise or capacity to manage a project, Radiant City acts as a client on their behalf and provides services such as supervision, budgeting, scheduling, contract negotiation and administration, etc.
Radiant City Architecture Inc. is led by principal Ron Bijok, Architect AIBC.
Ron obtained his B.Sc (Arch.) and B.Arch. at McGill University in Montreal. He subsequently spent 10 years at Bobrow Fieldman Architects, a prestigious mid-sized general practice firm, first as a junior architect and then as an Associate. He was responsible for residential and health care projects, and pioneered the use of CAD in Architecture.
He relocated the practice (then called Division Zero Architecture) to Vancouver in 1994.
He brings 30 years of experience at many different levels of practice and in many different building types, with an emphasis on addressing complex and unconventional problems, and a commitment to a broadly general practice.
Ricardo Roffiel is an Architectural Technologist AIBC since 2014, holds an Associate Certificate in Building Construction Technology from BCIT and is a Registered Architect in Mexico. He has participated in several renovations of residential and commercial projects in the Vancouver area with Radiant City Architecture.
Samantha Sanchez Rubio
Samantha is a registered Architect in Mexico and graduated from ITD college Interior Design Diploma program in 2019. After working 3 years in a prestigious Architecture Company in Mexico, she continued her professional career in Canada.
She specializes in Residential and Interior Design projects.
José brings ten years of experience on the projects from a mixed-use heritage renovation with a new addition to 50 units moderate income rental housing project. He has involved in design development, construction documents and construction phases. He holds a Masters degree of Architecture from University of Manitoba. José is an Architect AIBC