Robert Siddall continued their practise and, with his partners James Polson and Donald Dennis, produced projects such as:

• The Ministry of Health Building on Blanshard, and

• The McPherson Library at The University of Victoria

David Warner joined the firm, which flourished as Siddall Dennis Warner, and later as SDW Architecture.

Recognizable projects include:

• University of Victoria's Student Union Building expansion

• The Office Tower at 747 Fort Street, and

• Most of the townhouses in Broadmead.

Warner James Architects joined forces with KMP Architecture, whose principals, Brian Kapuscinski and John Pettigrew, contribute new and fresh input to the latest iteration of our architectural continuum.

Recent projects include:

• Buildings for Shell Canada and the BC Oil & Gas Commission,

• A $4.5 million upgrade to the University Centre's Food Service facility at UVic, renamed Mystic Market,    

• Hospital renovations in Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo, and

• Multi-unit residential projects in Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich, Sidney and Duncan.


P.L. James started his architectural practise, frequently collaborating with Francis Rattenbury, Hubert Savage and his brother Douglas as James and James Architects. Notable commissions include:

• The former CPR Building / Steamship Terminal on the Inner Harbour and now the home of the Robert Bateman gallery, and

• The former Post Office on Government at Yates, recently renamed P.L. James Place in his honour.

KPL James Architecture is the new name for possibly the oldest continuously operating architecture firm in Victoria, BC. Here is a brief summary of our 100 year history.

Tony James joined David upon his retirement and continued the firm as Warner James Architects, with a new partner, Brian Lord. Some of our projects include:

• The Mearns Learning Centre at the University of Victoria,

• Island Medical School additions to the Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals, and

• Long Beach Lodge in Tofino


We at KPL James Architecture look forward with much anticipation to another successful and enjoyable century or so of continuing our architectural contribution to Greater Victoria and beyond.