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
“Architects cannot teach nature anything.” - Mark Twain
"Architecture is the thoughtful making of space." - Louis Kahn
"If You Get Tired, Learn To Rest, Not To Quit." - Banksy
"I'm wanted and on the run." - 21 Pilots
"Leap into the boundless and make it your home!" – Chuang Tzu
"Stay positive, Work hard, Make it happen."
"There is nothing permanent except change." - Heraclitus
“Ideas are no good trapped in your head” - Joel Saikaley
"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."
"All in all it's not just another brick wall."
“Get out there and get after it" – David Goggins
"To create, one must first question everything." ― Eileen Gray
"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
“Given the pace of technology, I propose we leave math architecture to the machines and go play outside” – Calvin
"... I have to return some videotapes..."
"Cheer up, you'll soon be dead." - Alex Heaton
"We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." - Winston Churchill
Business and Operations
“Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” - Marianne Williamson
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost
"Never stop wondering. Never stop wandering."
“I realize the future can’t be controlled. I’m not worried. You can always learn to overcome difficulties” - Niki Lauda
"Nothing is impossible to a determined woman." - Louisa May Alcott
“As an architect you design for the present, with an awareness of the past, for a future which is essentially unknown.” — Norman Foster
“Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” - John Lennon, or Bertrand Russell, or Laurence J. Peter, not sure
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” – Ferris Bueller
“Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets.” – Oscar Wilde
"And I don't cook, either. Not as long as they still deliver pizza." - Tiger Woods
“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott. – Steven O’Connor
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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