SHAPE Architecture pursues big ideas – with great people, we make them happen.



Our Passion

We are fundamentally passionate about creating unique, inviting and functional spaces for end-users through design that reflect the identity, structure and patterns of one’s specific place.

SHAPE Architecture is an award-winning architectural practice of architects and designers located in the heart of Vancouver, British Columbia. The firm was founded on the belief that our work as architects is central to building an engaging, humane and sustainable future.

Great people, big ideas

Exceptional projects result from great people working together.

With our international team, we love bringing our diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives into the design process. We advocate an open and collaborative environment because every voice matters. The pursuit of excellence is the essence of our studio culture as we focus on enriching our communities through the architectural expression of public institutions, housing and larger scale urban mixed-use projects.

The way we shape

Our commitment to delivering design excellence centers around our core values:

Passion – Achieving design excellence in the way we shape our communities.
Collaboration – Working in harmony with an open-mind, respect and thoughtfulness.
Innovation – Devising unconventional concepts and approaches.
Betterment – Advocating low-energy/high-performance design.
Integrity – Acting with honesty, accountability and fairness.
Inclusion – Respecting, supporting and celebrating diversity.


At SHAPE Architecture, the foundation of a good design methodology starts with exploring and representing the contextual structures and patterns, which underlie the places within which we design.

Agility and flexibility are at SHAPE Architecture’s core and our design process allows for redirection, correction and redefinition of a design problem at every phase of the design process. We integrate sustainability, accessibility and inclusion while prioritizing consensus building, strategic scheduling, cost-effectiveness and value maximization.

Commitment to future generations

SHAPE Architecture’s commitment to future generations to come goes beyond design – we are sensible of the technical advancements of materials and products which result in producing more environmentally-responsive buildings.

We incorporate environmental policies within both our studio and projects we design and deliver. Our collective experience working with numerous sustainable benchmarking systems is part of our integrated approach. We also have a number of Passive House-certified members on our team.

Community impact

SHAPE Architecture is active in the local design community as well as the community at large. Our staff have been involved in a range of pro-bono work, giving back to communities with which we’ve worked with.

We routinely extend an invitation for students to engage in critical discourse and work in our Vancouver studio. The result is a collaborative atmosphere which reaches far beyond our office walls and extends into the fabric of the entire design community with the goal of creating meaningful public spaces that shape and influence our communities.



Meet the team behind SHAPE Architecture.