Who We Are
The Amphora team is a group of artistically talented, technically-driven, and broadly experienced individuals working together to deliver the highest level of service to every client on every project. Our informal, open office environment is set up to foster spontaneous communication, quick deconstruction of problems into their constituent parts, and above all, creativity.
What Drives Us
We strive to be a capital "A" Architecture firm. We love to unravel complex problems and re-package them as elegant design solutions that make our world a better place. We feel that smart design works at every scale and within every budget, and should be accessible to every client, user, and stakeholder. In short, we believe that Architecture can improve our collective quality of life, our experiences, and the environment.
Who We Serve
Private companies, non-profits, school divisions, and families make up our client roster. Toddlers, the elderly, and everyone in between inhabits our buildings. In the end, our work impacts everyone, and we therefore work for everyone. At every opportunity, we listen to our clients' needs, walk in their shoes, and observe the world from their perspective, while simultaneously imagining the experiences, and anticipating the needs of those who will ultimately inhabit the unique spaces and buildings that we design.
What We Can Do
Our services span the full breadth of architecture. From interior design, to building design, to masterplanning campuses and neighbourhoods, we've got the tools and the talent to dive in and make great things happen. As a prime consultant on a full building project, we hire and coordinate the work of affiliated professionals – including structural, mechanical, electrical, and municipal engineers, as well as landscape architects – and combine our work with the broader team's efforts to convert our clients' requirements into fully realized buildings, additions, and renovations. In addition, we can let you know what state your building is in before you even get started on design via a building condition assessment and/or a building code analysis. We can trouble-shoot your ideas before they go too far, and we can simultaneously uncover previously unknown opportunities through schematic design and feasibility studies. Whether you know exactly what you need or don't know where to begin, there is a service that can be tailored to your future project's unique set of requirements.