May 16, 2017

MartensGroup Joins Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning!

For Immediate Release

Kasian is pleased to announce that MartensGroup, an award-winning Calgary-based interior design studio, is joining our firm. MartensGroup is led by Principal Sharon Martens and Senior Associates Kim Green and Douglas Niwa. The MartensGroup team will bring design leadership, innovation and technical expertise to serve our local and national clients.

MartensGroup’s diverse base of clients in the energy, financial, legal, corporate and government sectors will be well served by Kasian’s strength and depth in corporate, retail, hospitality, multifamily, healthcare and institutional design. MartensGroup’s comprehensive workplace and design expertise, and extensive background in project implementation, will be an asset to current and future Kasian clients.

“The addition of MartensGroup to our growing national interior design team reinforces our commitment to interior design,” says Don Kasian, founder and President of Kasian. “The acquisition enhances our ability to deliver excellence across integrated projects in all market sectors.”

“Our Kasian family is looking forward to the integration of the MartensGroup team,” he adds. “Strengthening our Alberta offices with expertise from our new teammates can be leveraged across our firm nationally.”

“We are proud to join this well-recognized international firm. We’re confident that our clients will benefit from the expanded complement of services offered by the merging of MartensGroup with Kasian,” says Sharon Martens. Doug Niwa says, “Kasian and MartensGroup share a similar professional, client-focused culture. We equally value a collaborative work style, which is very important to our clients and our team.”

“Joining forces will benefit our clients on several fronts, including an enhanced service offering and a national presence, in addition to more robust business and design systems,” adds Kim Green.

Highly respected by their peers and clients throughout its 26-year history, MartensGroup is a recognized leader in workplace innovation and design. The team works collaboratively with clients to deliver interior design solutions that support their unique corporate cultures and reinforce their strategic business objectives. For an overview of MartensGroup’s portfolio, service offering and client list, please see

Since its founding in 1983, Kasian has grown to become one of the world’s top 100 integrated design firms. With nearly 300 team members in offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Qatar, the firm engages with clients locally and abroad in all market sectors. Kasian’s services include architecture, interior design, and planning, with specialization in the academic, science and technology; civic; commercial; health care; transportation and corporate workplace market sectors. Visit us at