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Our goal is to deliver inviting buildings that are a pleasure to work, live, learn, or play in. We contribute to community through excellence in design and innovation.

Each project we do has a unique story. We hope each captures the spirit of its client and community and enhances the wonder of living. A beautiful building falls short if it doesn’t also speak to us with meaning; if it doesn’t connect with a story; and if it doesn’t contribute to a positive experience.

We believe that good buildings are good neighbours. That may mean they are modest and quiet, or it may mean they need to take a bold stance. As a good neighbour they must understand how they influence others and how the size of their footprint impacts ecosystems and climate change as a whole.

We have become internationally known for our leadership and expertise in building with advanced wood products and technologies, and we love to use these materials where appropriate; that said, we strive to choose systems and finishes for each project based on our clients’ needs.

From our experience we recognize that value and budgets go beyond the construction site and should be considered in respect to the overall operating costs. As designers, we are attentive to issues such as energy performance, durability and overall maintenance; all issues that affect the true cost of building.

Through diversity we find wonder. From the diversity of our projects, clients and staff we gather knowledge from one type of project and hand it to the next, avoiding cookie cutter solutions. Our skylines should be diverse but complementary.

We also believe in possibility. We thrive in the optimism that all projects, big and small, high-end or very modest, can be exceptional if we do what we do best: dream big and walk with our clients on an inventive and ambitious path.

 

1% FOR THE PLANET

Because we can do more together than we can alone, MGA has partnered with 1% For The Planet, an organization that builds, supports, and activates an alliance of businesses committed to creating a healthy planet. Because the practice of architecture and building has enormous impact on the consumption of energy and material resources, we think it is fitting that we donate 1% of our revenues to organizations helping to conserve and protect our planet.  To date, 1% For The Planet has initiated over $50 million in environmental giving. We encourage you to find out more, at onepercentfortheplanet.org