INSPIRED THINKERS

Inspired thinking is the cornerstone of our culture; it's who we are and what we do. Collaborative, community minded and naturally curious, we recognize that design excellence creates meaningful connections between people and places.

Since 1983, our belief in the power of inspired thinking has been held loyally in our core. We align ourselves with your aspirations and those of the community to better understand you needs. Our drive to listen, inquire, and understand leads us to ask the right questions that seek a deep understanding of your vision.

Continually looking for new ways of doing things + always prepared to inject fresh thinking. We challenge the status quo.
Honesty and transparency are our pillars. We are accountable to our clients and each other. No detail is too small.
As a successful organization, we give back to the community.
We are experts in our field, harnessing our expertise and experience to satisfy your design aspirations.

We understand design excellence and how to get it right.

Carol Jones
Principal

PROFESSIONALS WITH BIG IDEAS

Better design and superior solutions begin with an appreciation for and understanding of the world around us and the needs of our clients. Our culture of education, research and intense curiosity keeps us at the forefront of pioneering great places.

We believe that great design nurtures the human condition through the balance and harmony of form, function and context. Through our inclusive design process, we bring these critical elements together to create design excellence and achieve best value.

Through design we can make right what is wrong in our communities.

Michael McDonald
Principal

COLLABORATORS

By listening and engaging with you, we formulate the drivers behind your project. Our signature visioning workshop will challenge and immerse you. Through collaboration, we collectively create truly inspired design solutions.

By building a common language, we work together to explore design options and create a concept that responds to your challenges and aspirations.

Engaging with industry experts allows us to cross-pollinate ideas, share insights and collaborate on approaches.
Visioning workshops help us understand your project goals.
Gaming workshops create a platform for engagement.
Facilitating engagement during design charrettes enables real-time design changes.

We see no limits... only what's next.

Judy MacDougall
Principal

COMMUNITY ENGAGERS

We have experienced firsthand how public engagement can inspire others to take the necessary actions to bring about lasting change in our communities.

In addition to our participation and sponsorship of many community organizations and initiatives, we host 'Healthy Cities' forums that bring business and community leaders together to build a better understanding of what makes a great community.

Annual We Care event, hosted by Contemporary Office Interiors, where we create crafts with kids from local after-school programs.
For 10 years Kasian has participated in the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s Ride for Heart, an annual campaign that we are proud to support.
Working with children is one of the most impactful things we do.
Volunteering and raising awareness in Calgary for violence against woman at the annual YW Walk a Mile

Calgary's first laneway activation
project. What flourished was an
amazing sense of community and
camaraderie.

Will Craig
Senior Associate