Our ambition is to create meaningful spaces for people that contribute to a better future for our planet.

MGA

Based in Vancouver, Canada, MGA was founded in 2012 by Michael Green, who saw the impact that the construction industry was having on the environment, and the opportunity to create real change through innovation and advocacy.

Natalie Telewiak became a Principal at MGA in 2018, and now alongside Michael, leads our team of talented and experienced architects, designers, and support staff, all bound by a shared drive to learn from our communities, collaborate with our peers, and contribute to a better built environment.

Our buildings strive for sustainability and connection through thoughtful design and ambitious innovation. In pursuit of this goal, over the last decade we have led the mass timber movement from its conception and completed some of the most significant timber buildings and large-scale sustainable developments ever built.

Now, working with a multitude of new sustainability technologies, we create projects that range from cultural installations and private homes to residential masterplans and university campuses. What each of these projects has in common is the evidence of our ambition to create meaningful spaces for people that contribute to a better future for our planet.

Awards

We are honoured to have been recognized with over forty international awards for design excellence, which give us the opportunity to share our projects, expand our community, and celebrate our team.

  • Architizer A+ Award - Finalist
    Best Large Firm
    2024
  • Architizer A+ Award - Finalist
    Architecture + Wood
    2024
  • Architizer A+Award
    Concept - Recreation
    2024
  • Architizer A+ Award - Finalist
    Architecture + Workspace
    2024
  • Architecture MasterPrize - Winner
    Firm of the Year
    2023
  • Architizer A+ Award - Winner
    Global Revolution in Design
    2023
  • Architizer A+ Award - Winner
    Best Firm (North America)
    2022
  • Architizer A+ Award - Finalist
    Best Sustainable Firm (Global)
    2022
  • Bâtiment Bas Carbone Award - Winner
    Les Groues
    2022
  • Female Frontiers Innovation in Architecture - Finalist
    Natalie Telewiak
    2022
  • RAIC Architectural Firm Award
    Michael Green Architecture
    2021
  • Dezeen Awards - Finalist
    Catalyst Building
    2021
  • Dezeen Awards - Finalist
    Oregon State University
    2021
  • Green GOOD DESIGN® Award - Architecture
    Catalyst Building
    2021
  • Architizer A+ Award - Winner
    Best Firm (North America)
    2021
  • Architizer A+ Award - Finalist
    Best Firm Medium-Sized Firm (Global)
    2021
  • AIA Innovation Award - Holistic Design
    Catalyst Building
    2020
  • RAIC Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
    The Dock Building
    2020
  • Architizer A+ Commercial Mixed-Use
    The Dock Building
    2019
  • Architizer A+ Architecture +Facades
    The Dock Building
    2019
  • AIBC Special Jury Award
    The Dock Building
    2018
  • Rethinking the Future Architecture, Construction, & Design Awards – Commercial (Built), The Dock Building 2018
  • Best of Canadian Architecture – Best Timber Building
    The Dock Building
    2018
  • NAIOP Minnesota – Award of Excellence, T3 2017
  • AIA Chicago – Distinguished Buildings Award, T3 2017
  • Azure AZ Awards – Environmental Leadership + People’s Choice, T3 2017
  • US WoodWorks Wood Design – Special Achievement Award, T3 2017
  • RAIC Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2016
  • RAIC Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon**
    2016
  • Wood Design + Buildings – Citation Award, T3 2016
  • Architectural Woodwork Manufacturers Association of Canada – Large Commercial Projects – Quality | Silver
    Interfor
    2016
  • RAIC Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2015
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Merit
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2015
  • AIBC Innovation Award,
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2015
  • WoodWorks Wood Design Award BC – Wood Innovation Award
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2015
  • Canadian Design Build Institute – First Prize Award of Excellence
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2015
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Merit
    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon**
    2015
  • WoodWorks Wood Design Award BC – Institution Wood Design – Large
    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon**
    2015
  • Masonry Institute of BC – Award of Excellence – Low Rise
    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon**
    2015
  • WoodWorks Wood Design Award BC – Architect of the Year
    Architect (Michael Green)
    2015
  • RAIC Governor General’s Medal in Architecture
    North Vancouver City Hall**
    2014
  • The Canadian Wood Council – Wood Design & Building Award – Citation
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2014
  • Azure 2014 Top 10 Big Projects: Best Construction
    Wood Innovation and Design Centre
    2014
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association – Awards of Excellence – Chairman's Trade Award
    Sixth & Willow**
    2014
  • The Canadian Wood Council – Wood Design & Building Award – Honour
    Ronald McDonald House BC & Yukon**
    2014
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Medal
    North Vancouver City Hall**
    2013
  • Wood Design & Building – North American Wood Design Award – Merit
    North Vancouver City Hall**
    2012
  • AIBC Special Jury Award
    Lynn Steven*
    2010
  • International Interior Design Association – Annual Interior Design Competition; Best of Competition Winner
    Lynn Steven*
    2010
  • IDIBC Award of Excellence – Silver (Retail)
    Lynn Steven*
    2010
  • International Interior Design Association – Annual Interior Design Competition Winner
    Rennie Art Gallery & Offices*
    2010
  • AIBC Special Jury Award
    Rennie Art Gallery & Offices*
    2010
  • Award of Excellence – Gold (Workplace)
    Rennie Art Gallery & Offices*
    2010
  • Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver – Commercial Renovation/Restoration Merit Award
    Rennie Art Gallery & Offices*
    2010
  • Canadian Interiors Magazine – Best of Canada
    Rennie Art Gallery & Offices*
    2010
  • AIA Small Project Award
    Accessory Studio*
    2009
  • Western Living Architects of the Year
    MGB*
    2009
  • RAIC Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture
    Prince George Airport Expansion*
    2009
  • Canadian Interiors Magazine – Best of Canada,
    Obakki Boutique*
    2009
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Merit
    Obakki Boutique*
    2008
  • IDIBC Award of Excellence – Gold (Retail)
    Obakki Boutique*
    2008
  • WoodWorks Wood Design Award BC – Wood Design Award
    Obakki Boutique*
    2008
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Medal
    Prince George Airport Expansion Phase II*
    2006
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Medal
    Prince George Airport Expansion Phase I*
    2005
  • Wood Design & Building – North American Wood Design Award – Citation
    Prince George Airport Expansion Phase I*
    2005
  • WoodWorks Wood Design Award BC – Wood Design Award – Commercial/Institutional
    Prince George Airport Expansion Phase I*
    2005
  • Lieutenant-Governor of BC Award in Architecture – Merit
    Accessory Studio*
    2004

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*Project completed at McFarlane Green Biggar
**Project started at McFarlane Green Biggar and completed at MGA