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Hope to see you at our anniversary celebration!
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Hope to see you at our anniversary celebration!

You are cordially invited to our April 22nd Open House

Wed like to extend an invitation to our company Lopez Contracting & Design Ltd’s 4-Year Anniversary Open House event. We’d be delighted if you and your team could attend.

This interactive and unique event will be hosted at #676-3 Alpha Street (accessible through Tolmie Ln). The event will showcase Lopez Contracting's high-end, bespoke projects, inventions, and integration with digital technology. There will also be discussions on the artisanal process, and live demonstrations of company innovations

 

Our exhibitions will be accompanied by catering and refreshments provided by Victoria’s renowned Anroe Imperial. We’re most excited about unveiling our spiral staircase woodworking masterpiece, and providing live demonstrations of some of our exciting quality-of-life inventions. We’ll also be hosting a raffle with lucrative prizes including charcuterie boards, live edge end tables, and live edge coffee tables!

 

Our founder, Matthew Lopez, is a veteran craftsman. This open house serves as the fulfillment of decades of his leadership experience in the trades and woodworking. Guests will have the opportunity to engage with experts in the industry and ask questions about the company’s ethics, artisanal process, and visions for our Vancouver Island communities.

   

 

We kindly request your assistance in promoting this special event to your circle. If you require any additional information or wish to attend, please don't hesitate to contact our media liaison, Ivan Gonzalez, at design@lopezcontracting.com. You can RVSP on Facebook here, or on Google Events here.

Thank you for considering our invitation, We deeply appreciate your support of our friendly neighbourhood woodshop! We're always glad to be of service,  and we look forward to seeing you at the event.

About Lopez Contracting & Design Ltd:

Lopez Contracting & Design Ltd is a local and emerging artisanal contracting company that specializes in highly custom projects, ranging from renovations to bespoke commissions such as live-edge furniture. Our one-stop shop strongly values our community, and we strive to operate within a 100% local network of partnered suppliers, sub-trades, artisans, and specialists. Our wood supply network, for example, sources largely from local ethical arborists.

We host a beautiful and diverse display of Vancouver Island’s finest lumber specimen, ready to be kilned, milled, sanded, edged, finished, or otherwise prepared right here in our shop for any discerning patron or project. Our one-stop shop offers singularly rare and unique services right here in the heart of Victoria, including one of downtown’s only kiln, lathe, and CNC services.

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Our Triple Crown Philosophy


Some years ago, I innately understood that a building structure should have three important attributes. First, it should be structurally sound. Second, it should be aesthetically pleasing. Third, it should be attainable or affordable. Ever since, I have strived to make everything I do worthy of this triple crown of excellence.

During a ferry ride to Vancouver, I saw my young son had drawn Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man in my notebook. To my surprise, my son’s sketch led me to discover the historic importance of this idea. This world-famous sketch of a man in a circle, his arms outstretched in two different overlapping poses, has become iconic. A Wikipedia search showed me how Da Vinci was inspired by proportions described by Vitruvius in his ancient treatise of De Architectura.

Vitruvius was arguably the greatest architect in history. His work is the only major surviving publication on architecture from classical antiquity. It was written for Emperor Augustus, made famous in the Bible for his census which brought Jesus’ parents to Bethlehem. Eminent Roman architects such as Vitruvius were skilled in engineering, art, and craftsmanship. As an army engineer himself, Vitruvius had overseen all manner of building and construction for wars and settlements across Europe and North Africa.

The most famous maxim of Vitruvius was that architecture should embody three qualities: utilitias, firmitas, and venustas. In English, this means that great handiwork should be useful, sturdy, and with beautiful proportions. (Just imagine what Venus, the goddess of love, might look like.)

I was delighted and not disappointed to find out that my idea was old and not new. It gives me more motivation than ever to offer you the product of a triple crown craftsman: sturdy, useful, and beautiful work at a reasonable price.