Mētis Design | Build

Mētis (greek origin): a wide array of practical skills and acquired intelligence in response to a constantly changing natural and human environment.

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Things become plans, plans disaggregate into sets of decisions, decisions become intentions. All creations bespeak their creators. They stand before us as images of will and wit.

Henry Glassie, Material Culture

What We Do

Architecture & Interiors

Urban Planning + Design


Information Design

Research & Writing

We help to transform vision into reality and won’t stop until you’re satisfied.

Design that is human.

Fresh ideas and open minds.

Featured Work

We want to empower our team with the right tools, knowledge and guidance to make the best possible decisions.

AnWa Garage Conversion

This small project transformed a dark, damp garage into a light-filled living space.

Province Posters

Created in ongoing collaboration with Point Two Design, we created a series of posters for each Canadian province.

The Future of Our Home Exhibit – Museum of Vancouver

Asked to contribute an installation by the Museum of Vancouver to an exhibit called The Future of Home, we explored different representations of the Lower Mainland drawing connections to the well-known work of SuperStudio.

Who We Work With


Residential architecture and interiors is the foundation of our practice. New construction or renovations, no project is too small….in fact we LOVE small projects!!!! The smaller the better.

Urban Design and Planning - Private Practices & Public Institutions

Consultation with public institutions and private practices that focus on urban planning and design is one of our greatest strengths. Naturally, this includes being a part of interdisciplinary teams that attempt to deal with the complex issues related to the settlements.

Publishers, Authors & Creative Directors

Whether it’s for book, poster, apparel or other products, we work with publishers, authors and Creative Directors to bring your illustration visions to life.


Urban analytics, cartography, and report design are intimately connected with our work in urban planning and design. But, we also are happy to take on individual work focused along any one of those categories.

Building Better Futures


We’ve work and collaborated with hundreds of people across multiple disciplines related to the built environment.


Our work spans multiple cities and regions, including Canada, the United States and South America.

International Awards

Ranging from design competitions to commissions.

To create, one must first question everything."

Eileen Gray

“Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.”

Jane Jacobs

“The one thing all humans share is that we all inhabit the same limited amount of real estate, which is Planet Earth."

Bjarke Ingels

Let’s Create Something Together!


1511 East 13th Ave,
Vancouver, BC
V5N 2B7



(604) 708-0992

We look forward to hearing from you soon!