22Four Building

224 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC. Rendition Developments, $7.5 million, completion est. 2019. 36,000 s.f. Industrial/Manufacturing & Office.

22FOUR is a four-storey development in the Mount Pleasant industrial area that assembles manufacturing and office uses that respond to a visually compressed mid-block condition. The building frontage angles back from the street, with richly textured metal and wood building elements recalling the industrial history of the area and stitching together elements that create a dynamic pause in an otherwise linear streetscape. A series of southern-facing terraces and roof deck are sculpted to enhance a sense of openness.

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Railtown Cafe

Railtown Cafe Howe St. Vancouver, BC. 1,200 sq.ft. restaurant completed in 2016 with Pacific Solutions Contracting. First of 3 roll-outs within Vancouver for chef Dan Olson’s Railtown Cafe. The space utilizes industrial influences from it’s origins near the port. Authentic materials are used throughout to complement the natural ingredients used in the bright open kitchen. Worn furniture reflects a well-loved dining room, while custom painted walls and floor artwork reference the hand crafted quality of food.

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Canucks Offices

Canucks Sports & Entertainment Head Offices. 24,000 sq.ft. tenant improvement project at Rogers Arena’s west tower. Built with BLT Construction and Aquilini Group. This six level office project for the Canucks moved hundreds of employees from the basement of the arena to a new sunlit workspace overlooking the city. Improved open workstations, additional collaborative workspace and centrally located private offices provide an efficient workspace for members of Vancouver’s beloved hockey team. Using the brand’s signature blue as carpeting and in combination with the warm wood paneling and crisp white finishes, the space embodies the Canucks west coast roots and presence on the ice.


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The Holy Crab

The Holy Crab, Vancouver, BC is a 2,700 sq.ft. Seafood Restaurant completed in 2017 with Pacific Solutions Contracting. Architectural code review & interior design TI project.The first expansion of the The Holy Crab brand in North America was inspired both by the original location in Jakarta, as well as nautical detailing specific to the Pacific Northwest. Teak, rope, and boathouse style finishing complement southern kitchen floor tile artwork & hand drawn chalkboard art.

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Wahlburgers, Toronto’s newest burger destination, is a family friendly restaurant that pays homage to elevated burgers and comfort food from the brothers’ childhood days in Boston. The restaurant is situated in the boutique SoHo Metropolitan Hotel at 46 Blue Jays Way, just south of King Street West. Founded in 2011 by the Wahlberg brothers, Paul, Mark and Donnie, Wahlburgers is a Hingham-based restaurant based on family, celebrity, ambition, and burgers. Wahlburgers Canada is a collaboration of the Wahlbergs with Bruce Greenberg, President of Starwood Group; Michael Wekerle, Executive Chairman of Difference Capital, and Henry Wu, President of Metropolitan Hotels.

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Cascades Casino Kamloops

Located in Kamloops, BC, the new Cascades Casino features the adaptive re-use of an existing RONA store into a full-service entertainment hub. Complete with an outdoor amphitheatre, multiple patios, high end restaurants, and gaming floors; the Cascades Casino in Kamloops promises to an entertainment centre within the City in the near future.

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Landmark Cinema Penticton

Landmark Cinema’s 25,000 s.f. Penticton location seats 1290 patrons in seven auditoriums. MGBA worked with Landmark Cinemas to develop this new ultra-efficient layout that features back to back auditoriums and utilizes the spaces below the stadium seating for circulation, service and storage. The dramatic 28’ high corner lobby serves as an interior show space for Landmark’s marketing efforts and lights up in the evening to mark the theatres presence in the downtown core.

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Canadian Tire South Edmonton Commons

After a year of construction, we are pleased to announce the opening of a new Canadian Tire in Edmonton AB. MGBA are pleased to continue our long standing relationship with this superb client and look forward to offering Architectural services on future projects. Services employed in the production of this new facility included Design Development, Construction Documents and Contract Administration.

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Snyatan Shopping Centre

“Snyatan or “the gathering place” is situated on Highway 97. With a compliment of national brand stores and unique independent retailers, Snyatan makes shopping easy and convenient. ” Completed in 2012 MGBA undertook the master planning, design development, and oversaw the construction of the Snyatan shopping centre in West Kelowna.

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Milltown Bar & Grill

MGBA was hired to bring Milltown Bar & Grill into existence, providing the architectural legwork necessary to get this beautiful restaurant up and running. Located in Richmond BC, the Milltown Bar & Grill has been satisfying hungry Richmondites since 2014.

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Mercedes-Benz Lougheed

Project size: 96,000 s.f. – Budget: $18.2m

Mercedes-Benz Canada and MGBA are working together to bring their new MBC Western Head Office to Vancouver. This 94,000 s.f. facility, located on Lougheed Highway adjacent to Highway #1 and the Skytrain, comprises an extensive Sales & Showroom component, Service and Training facilities, and integrated Office components. This project presents many interesting challenges associated with adaptation of rigorous corporate prototype elements, multiple frontages and sustainability targets in line with a LEED Silver Certification level.

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From their website: “At PiDGiN, we see no need for distinctions between casual and fine dining. A restaurant can be both beautiful and comfortable; cuisine can be at once delicate and approachable. As dining perspectives have changed, so too has the line between east and west. Our experiences travelling and working in various continents is reflected in our food, bar, and even on our walls.” On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction.

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Fremont Village

Project size: 1,000 s.f. to 20,000 s.f. – Budget: $20m

As one of the largest retail developments in Western Canada, we are pleased to present the Fremont Village Shopping Centre.  Located in Port Coquitlam, this lifestyle centre is focussed around a pedestrian-oriented promenade and accommodates a wide array of tenant types and sizes, comprising almost 750,000 s.f. Currently under construction, Fremont Village is a premier mixed-use development that combines a well refined and historically contextual design approach, efficient site design, and rigorous sustainability standards, while successfully balancing pedestrian and vehicular interplay throughout the site.

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7 East 6th Avenue

Situated on the sloping hills of Lower Mount Pleasant in Vancouver BC, MGBA’s new three-storey office building serves to house our continually expanding practice. Draped in a glass-curtain wall and oriented West, our new office enjoys spectacular 180 views of the rejuvenating Mount Pleasant neighbourhood and the downtown core. With an open office plan, high exposed concrete ceilings, and intentionally visible steel structure, we have created an incredibly pleasant and healthy work environment within which our growing firm can thrive and succeed in the future.

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Montauk Sofa

Project size: 6,000 sf – Budget: $5m

Located at 228 Abbott Street in the historic Gastown area of Vancouver, a dramatic rehabilitation and retrofit of the building was undertaken for Montauk Sofa to house their newest Vancouver location. MGBA undertook a complete interior renovation and structural overhaul within the historic Hickey Block building which included a new steel mezzanine, beautiful steel staircases, and architectural lighting considerations.

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Match Langley

From their website: “Match Eatery & Public House is located at Cascades Casino Resort. We are only minutes from the US International border crossing and Highway #1, Cascades Casino includes 888 of the newest slots, table games, poker room, Coast Hotel & Convention Centre Langley City and the 420 seat Summit Theatre. Incredible food, weekly live entertainment and 24 hours of gaming excitement; all waiting just for you at the centre of Langley.”

On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction.

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Loge Club

Project size: 5,000 sf – Budget: $1m

From their website: “The Loge Club will take exclusive and prestigious to a new level; located on the Scotiabank Executive Suite Level, this intimate club boasts 13 theatre-style six-person boxes, each complete with its own private dining table and liquor locker.” On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction.

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Match Squamish

From their website: “Match Eatery & Public House is located at The Chances Community Gaming Centre in Squamish. It is the first British-style gastro pub to open in Squamish and features traditional eats while offering everything from live entertainment to shuffleboard. Just 40 minutes from the North Shore on the scenic Sea to Sky Highway half way between Vancouver and Whistler at Valley Drive. 100 gaming machines, 102 seat Bingo area, Racebook and Poker Tournaments along with MATCH Eatery and Public House providing weekly entertainment all sporting events including UFC and Boxing.”

On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction.

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MGBA was hired by TEAJA Organic to create a series of concept kiosks for their up and coming franchise stores. Utilizing contemporary and organic materials, the TEAJA kiosks sought to create a welcoming and pleasant atmosphere for customers as they enjoy beautiful organic teas.

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Meier 204

Located in Maple Ridge, BC, this project encompassed a highly involved site study and planning exercise in order to produce massing and layout options for a dense residential development in the heart of Maple Ridge. Bringing together commercial and residential opportunities to comprise an innovative form of urban village, this massing study helped convey possibilities of the sites unique characteristics which could be amplified by careful configuration of the built environment.

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180 West Esplanade

Project size: 6,000 sf – Budget: $5m

180 West Esplanade was designed to respond to challenging site conditions at the intersection of West Esplanade & Chesterfield Street within the City of North Vancouver. The sweeping green roof featuring native plant species provides shelter for urban terraces and helps facilitate an intimate enclave in the midst of of one of North Vancouver’s busiest intersections. Awarded an Award of Merit in Design by the city of North Vancouver in 2010, complex building geometries and LEED® Certification have helped make 180 West Esplanade a welcome addition to the the urban fabric.

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Sharpe Residence

Set within a sloping site and arranged over three storeys to take advantage of expansive views, Sharpe House is a unique synthesis of West Coast and Arts & Crafts traditions.  The massing has been developed with varying roof forms that emphasise and reinforce views and dramatic interior relationships.

The use of dominant heavy timber and traditional framing, unified with a dramatic system of steel interior bridges and stair structures emphasise connections and relationships between the various public and private uses and the expansive central space.

The Charles Bar

From their website: “The Charles Bar literally supports the ground floor of the famous Woodward’s building, a perfect metaphor for the way the popular bar holds down residents and neighbours in their socializing and entertainment needs. The room’s airy, modern design and unique V-shape allow for simultaneous trivial pursuits – guests can crowd the bar watching a game on the 9′ HD screen while around the corner others can be enjoying well-crafted food and drink menus in low booths. The Charles Bar staff are well known to Gastown locals, who make regulars of themselves for the guaranteed good times while DJs round out the venue on weekend nights, dropping everything from classic hip hop to R&B to your favourite Top 40 songs.”

On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction. Completed in 2012, the restaurant currently serves as a staple institution to a burgeoning neighbourhood.

The Modern

Project size: 1,000 sf – Budget: $1m

The Modern — 7 Alexander Street,  Gastown, Vancouver —  is a hospitality re-adaptation project involving a  complex interconnected space, varied and retained structural systems located in an historic building.

Our work developed unique solutions to the challenges presented by this existing structure, interconnections, materiality of old and new, and the implementation of a unique unisex washroom arrangement.

The Shops at Polson Park

This redevelopment of an existing retail centre involved a complete  rebranding of the development, including a challenging redesign of the architectural design and site .  This accommodated not only a new retail strategy and exterior focus, but the introduction of 16,000 s.f. of inline and financial pad buildings.

This work significantly improved project density and pedestrian access, and the new dynamic curb appeal of this development.


Canadian Tire

MGBA has worked hard with Canadian Tire for almost a decade to design and oversee the construction of the vast majority of their new stores in Western Canada since 2005. We have designed countless new buildings for Canadian Tire in all sorts of shapes and sizes, ranging from 40,000 s.f. to well over 100,000 s.f. of retail space.

The Lamplighter

The Lamplighter is a pub in historic Gastown currently owned and operated by the Donnelly Group.

On this project, MGBA was the registered coordinating professional, overseeing code compliance, architectural design improvements, and construction.

Kerr Residence

The Kerr Residences is a collection of work developed both on the privately owned Zephyr Island and along the adjacent shore of Lake of Bays in Ontario’s Muskoka Region.

Intended to address flexible family and guest needs, this project was designed to respond to the owner’s focus on Craftsman design cues and a preoccupation with word-working techniques based on boat-building and Japanese traditions. The project involved the integration of several individual buildings into a cohesive whole.

Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre

The Okanagan Lake Shopping Centre is a large retail centre located off the Okanagan Highway on the Westbank First Nation Lands. This project involved the masterplanning and design of several retail units, ranging in size from 1,000 s.f. to 20,000 s.f. This project presented some interesting challenges in respect to grade, and comprises an essential retail component for the ongoing development of the Westbank First Nation lands.

Governor’s Landing

“Built just off Highway 97 to service the rapidly increasing needs of the Central Okanagan, Governors Landing is where shopping meets convenience.” Completed in 2009, MGBA undertook the master planning, design development, and construction oversight for this extensive project.