Master Planning and Consulting

The creation of beautiful, liveable and successful places defines our approach to each planning project. We combine technical and analytical know-how with a proven project management methodology and over forty years of experience.

Community and Regional Planning

OCPs, Park Plans, Regional Strategies, municipal boundary extensions and amalgamations; we have assisted governments from creating brand new municipalities to community beautification plans.


Research and Analysis

Envisioning and development strategies, integrated use studies, environmental analysis, feasibility studies, real estate analysis, socio-economic analyses are some of the services we’ve offered to clients.

Master Plans

Concepts, phasing, design guidelines, visual impact studies, environmental impact assessments and mitigation plans; we combine our diverse skills with rigorous research and analysis to create beautiful, livable and successful places.



Looking for innovative “best use” of land in a human and natural context? We have a proven record of designing new and innovative projects that meet the needs and aspirations of communities and their public in concert with the natural and built environment.

Approval Process Guidance

With expert approval process knowledge we have assisted clients as prime consultants in a wide range of projects, including the only successful approval of a mountain resort under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act to date.


Project Financing

Market and financing reports for private companies and institutional lenders.  We have also assisted clients in arranging project financing and marketing projects to potential investors, drawing from a wide background of experience and worldwide connections.

We study the intersection of people, places and nature.

Master Planning

A focus of our planning projects has been the promising BC interior, with mountain and golf resort projects ranging from Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort near Kelowna to Jumbo Glacier Resort near Panorama, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near Golden, Whiskey Jack Golf Resort near Sparwood, the Dreamcatcher project in Kimberley and a year-round ski resort destination near Valemount, BC.   Water-orientated resort planning began with the shores of British Columbia, on Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island, marina expansions in Vancouver, and has continued with studies for coastal and lake developments in Canada and internationally as far as the Ionian shores of Calabria, Italy.

Resort Planning: 100%
Community Planning: 90%
Regional Planning: 80%

Representative Planning Projects

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC

Master Plan, design guidelines, parks plan and environmental management plans culminating in a Master Development Agreement for the creation of a new resort of  20,000 bed units (3,500 bed units initially), a new mountain plan with a new gondola, six new chairlifts and the addition of a future golf course. The resort has received international acclaim, including from the NY Times and features Canada’s highest restaurant and a year-round sightseeing, skiing and mountain-biking gondola.

(Note: Gold Georgie Award winner)

Jumbo Glacier Resort, BC

E environmental Certificate, Master Plan, and Master Development for a new ski resort for 6,250 bed units, including mountain planning for ski runs and ski lifts. The project underwent Canada’s most complex approval process and is the first and only ski resort to receive an environmental certificate under British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Act. The project is groundbreaking in concept and design and will feature North America’s first year-round skiing and snowboarding. The successful completion of the approval process resulted in the creation of a Mountain Resort Municipality for the project, the first new greenfield municipality in British Columbia in over a generation.

Crystal Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, BC

Master Plan and Master Development Agreement with the Province for the expansion of Crystal Mountain near Kelowna, BC to a new year-round resort community of approximately 4,000 beds, including new ski runs, 12 new ski lifts including a  sightseeing gondola, and  and a new signature golf course.

Bellefeuille, Montreal, PQ

Planning and residential design for 240 single family dwelling development, including development and construction of prototypes.

Santa Sara Resort, Chile

Residential concept for luxury golf course development and community; preliminary design concept.

Research & Analysis




Vision and discipline apply to all design and development projects. No project is a repetition, and no project is too large or  small for new and better ideas to generate both economic success and public enjoyment.

The group offers a full range of analytical and management services to help define and shape that vision — from market and economic analysis, to socio-economic assessments, sustainability strategies, to government, First Nations and stakeholder relations.

Pheidias’ robust research and analytical capabilities supported by timely and creative project marketing solutions has helped drive a long record of innovative placemaking and pioneering market solutions, beginning with Seawalk place in West Vancouver to the first residential rezoning in the downtown district of Vancouver, to the elegant restoration of the historic Birks building in downtown Montreal to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort near the Canadian Rockies.