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Who We Are

Architecture49 boasts a history spanning over half a century of profoundly significant contributions to cities and communities across Canada and beyond. Our people share a depth of experience in designing complex, high-profile projects around the globe. Together, we create inspiring spaces that elevate the health, social vitality and sustainability of our communities.

We believe that our communities are enriched by a broader, more enlivened collaboration between clients, builders, architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and urban planners. We believe in the strength of a multi-disciplinary view and in the ability to shape urban infrastructure to Canadian principals of honesty, diversity, practicality and regionalism.

From coast to coast, we navigate a broad spectrum of urban and rural contexts. Some cities enjoy a wealth of heritage properties, and benefit from a mindful approach to blending contemporary glass with two-hundred-year-old stonework. Other regions experience extreme weather that requires local expertise to craft gathering places which are built to withstand those conditions with longevity and relevance. Architecture49 responds to the unique character of the various regions, while maintaining a consistent vision of collaboration, quality, and creative design.

Our History

Architecture49 brings together six of our country’s most accomplished and respected architectural firms.

PBK Architects, with a staff of over 80 in seven offices across Canada, excels in complex projects with demanding delivery constraints; this has secured the firm’s position at the forefront of design of key civic projects delivered with P3 and Design-Build methodology across North America.

For over 70 years, the Smith Carter name has been synonymous with landmark projects in the Prairies and beyond. With a strong focus on complex, often one-of-a-kind projects, the team takes pride in approaching projects from a collaborative, interdisciplinary framework.

Montreal-based Arcop’s award-winning design work spans 60 years, with major projects in almost every Canadian province. On the international scene, Arcop was the first winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and received the first Governor General Award for a project outside of Canada.

For nearly 70 years, WHW Architects has built deep roots and a reservoir of trust in the Atlantic region’s rich social and cultural mosaic. With a strong focus on sustainability, the team has creatively contributed to a broad range of projects spanning the public and private sectors.

AE Consultants’ broad-based Newfoundland and Labrador team is known for its leadership in multi-unit residential, research, educational, commercial and industrial sectors in one of Canada’s fastest-growing marketplaces.

Prince Edward Island’s N46 (North 46 Architecture Inc) exemplifies the local, collaborative studio presence that underpins the client service mandate of Architecture49.