At Selkirk Planning & Design, we create places for people by integrating the local landscape into ecologically-based urban design that enhances and celebrates a local sense of place in mountain communities.
Our design approach integrates natural, cultural and historical influences, people-focussed urban design, innovation and technology and financial considerations into each design. Being located in BC’s mountain communities is a strength that provides a better understanding of local culture and needs. We use technology and a small-firm approach to deliver innovative design solutions, be accessible and communicate effectively at a great value.
As part of our commitment to strengthening local resources, Selkirk Planning & Design frequently partners with other local professionals to deliver a multi-disciplinary approach to projects.
Selkirk Planning & Design (SPD) was established in May 2010 in Revelstoke, BC by Fraser Blyth. After running Endemic Mountain Design out of Revelstoke for two years, Fraser established SPD with a focus on planning and urban design. Between 2010 and 2017 the firm worked on a variety of projects ranging from site specific projects, to municipal land use and zoning plans, to large-scale development projects. In mid-2017, Selkirk Planning & Design crafted a landscape-based urban design placemaking approach which now guides all projects.
Fraser is the principal of Selkirk Planning & Design based in Revelstoke, BC. As an urban designer and planner, Fraser brings a design-based planning approach to communities throughout the Kootenays.
In 2017, Fraser was named as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Leading Entrepreneurs in the Kootenays by Kootenay Business Magazine.
The firm is led by Fraser Blyth who’s educational background is in urban design and community planning. Fraser has a Master of Environmental Design (Urban Design) from the University of Calgary (2008), and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Planning) from the University of Waterloo (2005) with specializations in urban design and environmental planning and management.
Fraser is currently pursuing membership with the Planning Institute of BC, and the Canadian Institute of Planners.