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.
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.
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.