Michael Garforth

Senior Associate


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A great design hits the trifecta of art, science, and function.

With over 15 years of experience in championing large-scale innovative designs worldwide, I oversee Kasian’s portfolio of BC Hydro, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Coast Guard, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans projects; among others. I get to meet people with fascinating professions, learn about the specific challenges they face—and then help them overcome those challenges. My team and I bring sustainability, usability, and delight to each project.


My Sectors: Education & Research, Government Administration, Industrial, Military, Public Safety & Justice, Transportation & Utilities.

My Services: Architecture, Facilities Planning, Master Planning & Urban Design, Planning, Design & Conformance (PDC).


We Asked, Michael Garforth Answered:


What do you like most about working at Kasian?

“The quality and the diversity of the people. I get to work with people from such a wide variety of backgrounds! The breadth of the work we do is phenomenal: there’s always something exciting going on in the office.”


What inspires you?

“I’m inspired by British Columbia’s natural and cultural diversity. In overseeing my portfolios, I’m fortunate enough to get to visit every part of British Columbia—the stories and conversations that emerge are really inspiring. People like first responders and those living in compromised environments often come up with ingenious solutions in the name of just making do. This inspires us to take those ideas to the next level.”