Architecture49 has built a rich legacy in the Atlantic Canada, spanning more than 70 years of practice designing and delivering projects across all four Atlantic Provinces. The region has a small population spread out over a large geographic area, sometimes located in isolated areas. We experience crazy weather patterns (our favorite topic of conversation) that range from extreme rain fall to heavy snow and category 2 hurricanes. The harsh environment requires our practice to be that much more critical of a building design and detailing to suit our extreme climate. However, calm, beautiful days and spectacular landscape and seascape add to the diversity of experience. Undaunted by challenge and resourceful by nature, Atlantic Canadians pride themselves in a collaborative spirit and a warmth and openness that naturally draws people in no matter where they come from. This is ultimately reflected in how we practice architecture and we’re extremely proud of our local accomplishments. These include the first LEED Certified and first LEED Gold buildings in Nova Scotia, numerous Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for Architecture, being active supporters of our community and professional associations, among others. Throughout our history we’ve specialized in a variety of building types including retail stores, schools and hospitals, and more recently we have added cultural, residential and defense work to our broad portfolio of work.
We recognize that our strength is our people and we are take pride in offering our clients the services of some of the most talented, imaginative and dedicated building design professionals in our region. Servicing all four provinces out of Halifax, our Atlantic Canada team consists of some 50 architects, interior designers, technologists, specification writers, visualization specialists, construction contract administrators and support staff. Whether they have just joined us or have worked here for more than 30 or even 40 years, our team members have distinguished themselves individually and collectively through their work and their professional and community leadership.
Our Office Locations
1640 Market Street