We design quality experiences.
Whether a building, an interior or an urban landscape, our design process navigates the complexities and challenges inherent to each commission, bringing out the beauty and dormant opportunities latent in each project’s site, program and users.
The firm has earned a global reputation for buildings for the arts, ranging from UBC’s Chan Centre and Washington’s Arena Stage, to the new Allard Hall in Edmonton and Kowloon’s spectacular Xiqu Centre, a gracious presence on the waterfront and the leading theatre for Cantonese opera. The office has been catalytic in the transformation of Surrey – from Surrey Central City’s unprecedented hybrid of retail, office and university, to the dramatic City Centre Library and light-filled Guildford Aquatic Centre. With the Tarrant County College in Fort Worth and the new University of Chicago Centre in Hong Kong, the design team found ways for academic buildings to reconcile with difficult sloping sites, yielding vistas and natural light for students and faculty.