about bnode

Profilebnode is an innovative Vancouver-based architecture studio, directed by architect Innes Yates. We design projects of a variety of scales and types, ranging from furniture and residential renovations to houses, commercial and institutional buildings, interiors, landscapes and installations. Our projects emphasize quality and a commitment to spatial, material and technical resolution at the highest standards. Our work has been recognized with awards and honours and exhibited internationally.

Our design process emphasizes both innovation and pragmatism. We collaborate with our clients and consultants in a process that identifies design opportunities and optimizes the intelligence of solutions. We recognize that architecture is shaped by its position within complex networks of ecology and culture, and strive to create buildings that benefit the larger natural and social ecologies in which they participate. Our design approach focuses on architecture that is flexible, sustainable, open, and engaged with the user.

Our practice engages collaborative partners in disciplines such as engineering, art, technology and ecology. Our projects integrate the technical expertise of our network of consultants, contractors and fabricators. Our work is idea driven and leverages our creativity, professional expertise and optimism to produce exceptional projects that benefit both our clients and the broader interests of society.

Peoplebnode principals:

Innes Yates B.Arch, MSAAD, Architect AIBC

Innes Yates is a Vancouver based architect and designer. He is a licensed architect and member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Innes holds a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University, and a professional Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carleton University, where he received the RAIC Gold Medal for his design thesis. He has worked in architectural practice in Canada, France, New York, and Berlin.

In 2002, Innes was a research fellow in the Emerging Fields Research & Design program at Eyebeam in New York. He has taught architecture at the Technical University of Berlin, and is a frequent guest critic and thesis advisor at the University of British Columbia School of Architecture in Vancouver.


Servicesbnode architects is a fully licensed architectural practice that provides a complete range of architectural services from conceptual and schematic design to construction review and project completion. We also provide services for interior design, exhibition design, and the design of custom furnishings, millwork and cabinetry, including the selection of finishes, fixtures, furniture and equipment. In addition, we provide services for feasibility studies, zoning and planning studies, and technical, planning, and cultural research.

In addition to our own staff, we collaborate closely with a network of consultants for structural, mechanical and electrical engineering support, as well as landscape architects, horticulturalists, contractors and fabricators.

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