Design begins and ends with people; the people who plan, design, construct, and interact with space. They shape how the space around us is conceived and used. Whether it is a residential or commercial project, the emotional response and connection a building creates for those outside and inside is central to a successful design.
No building stands alone; each one is both part of its local ecosystem and a larger network. One of the most important aspects of our work is understanding the context of the place in which we are intervening. Curiosity and a deep knowledge of the places we build in drive us to seek harmony between the built environment and the context it inhabits.
At its core, architecture is about communication. We ask questions, listen, and understand so that we can communicate a vision that will be shared between everyone involved in the project, from the owner and builder to members of the community in which we are building. Making sure everyone is heard and is able to contribute their talents is key to the success of a project, and helps ensure the process runs as smoothly as possible.
Buildings are alive. More than just a static container, they are symphonies of interconnected systems that create secure, comfortable and healthy environments. We ensure that these systems are integrated into the building in an elegant and durable way, working with the natural expression of the structure.
Our success would not be possible without these talented people
"Looking for moments of beauty in the everyday."
"Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge." - T.S Eliot
Senior Architect, Associate
"Architecture is the thoughtful making of space." - Louis Kahn
"Patience is a virtue but I don't have the time." - David Byrne
"I'm wanted and on the run." - 21 Pilots
"They want to do what?!?"
"Stay positive, Work hard, Make it happen."
"There is nothing permanent except change." - Heraclitus
"Look at the usual with unusual eyes."
Business and Operations
"Tea. It's what winners drink."
MARIA CRISTINA VILLALBA
"There's an ArchiCAD for that."
"We have to have purpose."
"All in all it's not just another brick wall."
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"Right tool in the right way and your success is in your hands."
“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” – Jack Kerouac
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"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." - Winston Churchill
In the Community
We take great pride in being part of Ottawa’s dynamic community and the city we call home
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