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.

To better understand your needs, we align ourselves with your aspirations and those of the community. We are successful because who we are is all about better understanding those we serve. Since 1983 we have grown organically into a global practice that believes in the power of inspired thinking.

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 society.
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

Professionals with big ideas

Better design and superior solutions begin with deeper 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 what makes 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


By listening and engaging with you we understand the drivers behind your project. Our signature visioning workshop will challenge and engage you. Through collaboration we 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.

Working with healthcare clinicians to develop optimized workflow.
Gaming workshops create a platform for engagement.
Visioning workshops help us understand your project goals.
We facilitate real-time engagement.

We work together to understand your vision as the basis for exceptional design.

Bill Chomik

Community engagers

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

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

YVR for Kids for Canuck Place children's hospice.
Actively involved in Habitat for Humanity - our people inspire others to give back.
Working with children is one of the most impactful things we do.
Volunteering to increase community composting is important for the sustainability of our cities.

Healthy communities are important. Through our support of Habitat for Humanity we strive to build better neighborhoods.

Oliver San Agustin