What We Do

METIS Design|Build is a collaborative practice offering services in four areas: Residential Design, Urban Design, Information Design and Illustration.

We have long recognized the value of holistically integrating knowledge between our four areas of practice as well as those involved in the design and construction process – designer, clients, trades, etc. Doing so allows for the development of unique design solutions to complex problems and also represents a shared vision to create the best possible products. It also promotes smart solutions that identify the relationship between design and implementation.

As a broad-based practice Metis Design|Build has generated acclaim for the design and creation of innovative and accomplished projects. Included within our diverse portfolio are projects embodying urban planning, residential development, and contextual design that acknowledges its surroundings and, within this realm, seeks to enhance both community and environment.

Consequently, the growing reputation of excellence in the projects done by our small practice has placed an increasing pressure to expand. However, as a means of continuing to serve those with limited means as well as maintaining a high standard of one-on-one service and flexibility, we have chosen to maintain Metis Design|Build as a small practice – calling upon his many collaborators, if other services beyond our capacity are required.

Our client list and collaborators for work include, but are not limited to:

  • City of Richmond
  • IBI Group
  • University of British Columbia – Design Center for Sustainability
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology – Green Roof Research Facility
  • Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives
  • Vancouver City Planning Commission
  • City of Vancouver
  • Merrick Architecture Ltd.
  • Ramsay Worden Architects Ltd.
  • Wisa Healthy Homes
  • Westcoast Child Development Group
  • St. Joseph Communications

The Practice has an established reputation for effective communication, the ability to listen, and the capability to find consensus amongst diverse opinions. We strive to establish a balance between the individual issues, the public concerns and the municipal policies that impact the economic realities in today’s building environment.