As an Ottawa-based architectural practice, we take on projects of any type, and we focus strongly on the human scale. We design for the individual user, and strive to have their involvement and personality be reflected in the end product. We are bringing this approach to all projects: residential, commercial, hospitality, artistic, objects, writing, graffiti, installations, research and furniture. By working at an intimate scale we focus on the intricacies of the design as well as the broad strokes, in order to have an immediate and tangible impact on the quality of each person’s experience. Our goal is to bring rigor and craft back into an exploratory design process, and ultimately to build exciting projects that exceed our clients’ expectations and fulfill us as architects.
We believe that sustainability is a fundamental quality that all projects must embrace; it is a great opportunity rather than a limitation. We believe that creativity can be applied to all things; promoting and nurturing it through the entirety of the design process is essential. We believe that a well-designed and well-crafted object has an immediate and lasting impact on the user; attention to craft augments ones appreciation and experience of the work over time.
Mark is passionate about sustainable practices and construction, specifically in residential applications. He is a Certified Passive House Designer, a Certified Energy Advisor and LEED Green Associate. Mark is Chair of the Energy Star for New Homes Technical Advisory Committee with Natural Resources Canada and has experience with both the development of standards and the testing, modeling and certification of low- and mid-rise projects. Mark was awarded Energy Evaluator of the Year for 2013 by EnerQuality Corp.
Rebecca has experience working on large scale-commercial and institutional projects in the Ottawa area; her great strengths are focused on conceptual and design development. Rebecca produces cohesive and creative solutions at all stages of the architectural process, and brings a strong design intuition to each project.
Grant has designed and built numerous projects in the Ottawa area, with an emphasis on simple, clean lines that fit the immediate context of each site. In addition to the design and management of various residential, commercial, and institutional projects, Grant has designed, fabricated and installed components for a wide variety of smaller scale projects including millwork, desks, tables, storage units, doors, dividers, shelving and equipment.