MINISTRY OF CITIZENS’ SERVICES

MINISTRY OF CITIZENS’ SERVICES Richmond, BC Inspired by the fluctuating and dynamic needs of the modern workforce, the office design for the Province of British Columbia’s Leading Workplace Strategies Initiative evokes a feeling of contemporary fluidity. The layout of the space provides dynamic areas where independent and group work can take place simultaneously, supported by…

LOU’S GRILL

LOU’S GRILL Abbotsford, BC Reborn from a fire that gutted the popular restaurant in Abbotsford, Lou’s Grill acquired the services of MGBA to rebuild the iconic eatery. The Interior Design team worked closely with the client to reimagine the 2-storey restaurant, with special considerations given to design elements that honour the original structure, while incorporating…

WILLOWBRAE CHILDCARE CENTRES

WILLOWBRAE CHILDCARE CENTRES Various Locations MGBA is working with Willowbrae Childcare Centres to develop multiple locations for their national child care franchise, with locations in Ontario and British Columbia. The projects reflect the integration of stringent regulatory requirements and a child-centered design focus. As the need for regulated child care centres increases, especially in dense…

FREDDY’S BREWPUB

FREDDY’S BREW PUB Kelowna, BC Curious aspiring brewers and thirsty pedestrians can pause to watch the activity on the brewery floor at Freddy’s Brewpub. The brewery expansion and new entrance bring a renewed identity to this long-standing local brewery. The asymmetrical enframement elements are wrapped in a punchy red tone, chosen to energize and invite…

MARINE LANDING

MARINE LANDING Vancouver, BC Marine Landing provides size levels of industrial and office space to South Vancouver in a twinned building arrangement. This project balances the needs of employees and organization by providing amenities like a rooftop patio, flex spaces and cycling facilities along with oversized elevators, extra-wide corridors, at-grade ramps, loading bays, and a…

KEVIN & KEVIN JUICE

KEVIN & KEVIN JUICE BAR Vancouver, BC This playful park concept was inspired by forms explored in early schematic planning and our client’s desire for suspended seating and plant life aplenty. Elements found in urban outdoor spaces and environments were incorporated within every detail, material, and fixture revealing a lively, whimsical design narrative. MGBA received…

FIFTH + COLUMBIA

FIFTH + COLUMBIA Vancouver, BC Nestled in a historically industrial area of Mount Pleasant, the goal of Fifth + Columbia is to provide space for the makers. The crisp white exterior references a gallery-like aesthetic; suitable to the interior spaces meant to house local entrepreneurs and creatives. The site’s mature trees were incorporated into the…

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

MINISTRY OF SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT & POVERTY REDUCTION Vancouver, BC Incorporating a light and bright colour palette, the finishes chosen for this office interior bring natural materials to an indoor environment. An alternative space planning approach resulted in a variety of workstations to suit the modern mobile workforce. The different spaces were created to allow for…

CONSULATE GENERAL OF IRELAND

CONSULATE GENERAL OF IRELAND Vancouver, BC After completing an intense development process, the team at MGBA provided the design, build, and interior design services to the Irish Consulate of Canada, located in downtown Vancouver. Working closely with the team at the Irish Consulate, interiors were updated to reflect a desire for a functional, open, and…

WAVEFRONT CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBLITY

WAVEFRONT CENTRE FOR COMMUNICATION ACCESSIBILITY Vancouver, BC Wavefront Centre for Communication Accessibility has achieved the highest national accessibility rating to date under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program. With a score of 96 out of 100 points (96 percent), the RHF Accessibility Certified Gold rated building has set the Canadian benchmark for meaningful…