Bing Thom Architects (BTA) is a firm of visionary architects and planners, who share a fundamental belief in the transformative power of great architecture to uplift, not only the physical, but also the economic and social conditions of a community. Founded in Vancouver in 1982, BTA has executed a spectrum of work with a particular focus on cultural and institutional projects. In recent years, the Vancouver office has been supplemented with offices in Washington, DC, and Hong Kong.
Winner of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s 2010 Firm Award, our studio is led by principals Bing Thom and Michael Heeney with core staff who bring additional experience in engineering, sustainable building, interior design, project management, landscape design, and construction. The BTA design team is led by Bing Thom who is recognized with numerous awards including the Order of Canada and the 2011 RAIC Gold Medal in Architecture. Bing is known for his talent and passion as well as his ability to integrate urban design, architecture and site master planning with a compelling and inspirational ‘big idea.’
We thrive on complex building types, more often than not integrating a wide range of uses to create a vibrant and sustainable whole. Our buildings are all about maximizing value. Through the careful selection of materials and contracting methods, we are able to make the extraordinary affordable. Many of our most successful projects have involved challenging urban sites, complex phasing, tight budgets and schedules, coordination with existing buildings including historic structures, community interface and collaboration with multiple stakeholders. We have both mastered these complexities and found unique opportunities to deliver innovative, iconic and sustainable solutions.
1430 Burrard Street
V6Z 2A3 Canada