studio B architects is a local, independently owned boutique design firm located in the heart of Gastown.

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The principals of studio B architects started with a desire to design meaningful places for people.


As no two projects or clients are identical, we tailor our design approach and process to accommodate each project’s unique challenges resulting in a uniquely tailored outcome that readily supports and contribute to a sustained public life and an authentic user experience.

 

who we work with

Clients are our partners in our endeavours to make beautiful, meaningful places. Our desire to build long term, lasting and positive relationships with our clients dictates our approach to our business. We welcome the opportunity to work with you to bring your vision to life. We limit our client list to a select few so we can serve them with the utmost care and individual attention.

Our list of clients are as diverse as the projects we have delivered with them:

  • Avison Young
  • BC Government Employees Union
  • Bentall Kennedy
  • First Capital Asset Management
  • Fusion Projects
  • Gensler
  • Kwantlen University
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • Whitelaw Twinning LLP

what we do

We are a service based firm. With over 75 years of combined expertise in complex commercial, institutional, community, mixed use projects, commercial interiors, and sustainable design, studio B uniquely offers distinctive ideas with the technical knowledge and in the field experience to support our clients investments. From the initial concept sketch all the way through the project’s construction and occupancy we work hand in hand with our clients and their stakeholders to provide a sound and beautifully designed space maintaining an enjoyable and collaborative experience all the way through project completion and beyond.


  • Community Engagement and Design Charrette Facilitation
  • Space Planning and Functional Programming
  • Urban Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Design of Recreational and Community Buildings
  • Design of Institutional Buildings
  • Design of Commercial Buildings and Commercial Interiors
  • Custom Single Family Residential

who we are

Studio B - Tom Bunting

tom bunting –
AIBC

Tom Bunting has an award-winning background in commercial and institutional architecture. A founding Partner of Bunting Coady Architects, Tom has over thirty years of professional experience. His vision and focus helped Bunting Coady Architects to achieve international recognition for its work in the evolution of sustainable and energy efficient design.

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michelle fenton – AIBC

With experience in recreation, civic, institutional and commercial interiors sectors, Michelle’s particular interests lie in creating well-articulated public space through careful studies, stakeholder consultation and intuitive design. Regardless of scale, Michelle approaches each project by exploring how the design can impact and enhance the everyday rituals of the human experience.

Studio B - Paul McDonnell

paul mcDonnell – AIBC

Paul McDonnell, has worked as an architect and designer in Toronto, London England and Vancouver on complex and diverse public projects. His attention to detail and keen, active listening is vital to the understanding of our clients’ needs. Prior to starting studio B architects, Paul co-founded Groundswell Architects with Michelle.

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