SELKIRK PLANNING & DESIGN is a planning and urban design firm local to the Revelstoke/Columbia Valley area that focuses on physical planning and design for municipalities, regional districts and private developments. SPD provides context specific and holistic design solutions at multiple scales, with the ultimate goal of long term social, economic and ecological sustainability. Community-oriented design and integration with the natural environment are strongly emphasized in SPD’s work.
With growing development in BCs interior, SPD is an innovative and creative regional source for planning and design needs. SPD hopes to play an integral role in helping mountain communities maintain and enhance their sense of place.
The firm is led by Fraser Blyth. The design services offered including ecological planning, physical planning, urban design, mapping, and 3D computer modeling and visualizations.
Fraser works as a planner and urban designer with Selkirk Planning & Design in Revelstoke, BC. Fraser moved to Revelstoke in 2008 and started a partnership: Endemic Mountain Design. After completing several projects throughout British Columbia, Fraser moved on to start Selkirk Planning & Design in early 2010. His areas of specialization are in regional scale planning and site level planning, with an emphasis on sustainable design. Fraser has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours Planning) from the University of Waterloo, and a Master of Environmental Design (Urban Design) from the University of Calgary. Two study-abroad terms in Oxford, UK and Barcelona, Spain along with travel have helped shape Fraser’s design ideas. Through SPD Fraser continues to develop a regional vernacular that speaks of a sense of place through its form and design. Since moving to Revelstoke, Fraser has become active in community planning. He volunteers his time with the North Columbia Environmental Society, and several City of Revelstoke Committees.