alof!i A Design

alof!i A Design

alof!i A Design is owned and managed by Martijn Poelen, M.S.Arch. With over 18 years of experience in the design/construction business, of which he worked nine years as a professional registered architect in the Netherlands, Martijn has served the design and drafting needs of many clients in the Powell River area. Our business will take on any Residential or small commercial design/drafting project, both new construction and renovation.

alof!i A Design is your partner . In its designs alofii A Design is innovating but realistic. We use light and space in unexpected ways. Alofii A Design designs buildings around people, with an eye for the environment.


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residential and small commercial design

  • site analysis and development
  • concept design
  • design development
  • 3D-visualisations
  • construction drawings
  • building permit plans
  • shop drawings
  • building inspections
  • long term facility maintenance plans
  • facility management

When Martijn emigrated to Canada from the Netherlands, he started alof!i A Design, a residential and small commercial design and drafting company. As an independent contractor, Martijn completed a number of local projects , both for private clients and general contractors. Besides design work, he was contracted by the Powell River Association for Community Living as a building inspector and facilities manager, and is contracted by a local window/door manufacturer to provide them with shop drawings for their projects.


  • Science
  • Architecture
  • Heritage buildings
  • Reuse
  • AutoCAD
  • Volleyball

Graduated from the Technical University Delft, the Netherlands, Master of Science in Architecture


  • project design
  • preliminary construction budget
  • drafting building permit plans
  • drafting construction plans
  • writing construction specifications
  • liase with city building and safety deparments
  • long-term facility maintenance plans

Fresh out of University Martijn joined this construction consultancy/engineering firm in the Netherlands to expand their services with architectural design. Martijn was responsible for all architectural design of the firm. The construction side of the projects was mostly handled by the managing director. After the pure theoretical knowledge of university Martijn gained a lot of experience and knowledge regarding the actual construction process by accompanying the managing director to job sites and construction meetings.


  • client contact
  • sketch design
  • design development
  • preliminary construction budget
  • public plan presentations
  • construction documents and specifications

Martijn has worked with the firm as a project architect and was responsible for small and medium/large (up to $15 million) sized design projects after acquisition by one of the two lead architects. This would entail designing the entire project and getting it ready for building permit and construction. On the Larger projects he assisted the lead architects in the design phase and managed the projects up to the construction phase (at which time the site inspector would take over).


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