We Are

We are a team of professionals dedicated to excellence in design through collaboration and quality of service. Our principal design focus in architecture and interior design centers on hospitality, residential care and housing. We have extensive experience with mid-rise wood construction and a vast portfolio of residential and commercial projects across British Columbia and Alberta.

We boast of building lasting relationships with our clients and while each project is different, we remain consistent in our commitment to design integrity and excellence in service which are the guiding principles of our process.

Our firm encourages continuing education through support of service providers such as BUILDEX, IDS, Wood Works! and individual industry resources.

Our History

  • Joe Minten founded the firm as a sole proprietorship in 1999 in Kamloops, BC.
  • In 2005 the firm moved to Metro Vancouver to provide more direct service to our clients.
  • 5 staff in 2005
  • Added interior design and residential care
  • In 2010 the firm incorporated.
  • Present day – 10 staff

About the Principal

Joe Minten graduated in 1982 from the Technical University of Nova Scotia School of Architecture. He is a registered member of AIBC, AAA and the RAIC.

He is a volunteer for:

  • AIBC committees
  • Intern architect mentorship
  • Pacific Open Heart Association
  • BC Cancer Foundation