M.ARCH / BFA
Born in Steady Brook, Newfoundland, Devan studied Visual Arts at Memorial University – Grenfell Campus, followed by a year-long artist residency in St. John’s where his art explored concepts of the built form through the layers of printmaking. In 2011 he moved to Vancouver BC to complete his Master of Architecture at the University of British Columbia and spent the subsequent years working for award winning firms Mcleod Bovell Modern Houses and Office of Mcfarlane Biggar Architects + Designers. He moved home to the province in 2021 and joined Woodford Architecture shortly after.
He believes the most complex problems often have the simplest solutions and appreciates the experiential quality of a well-designed space. His work experience ranges in scale and typology from small retail fit-out, luxury homes, multi-family residential, institutional, community spaces, and transportation.