Profile of Patkau Architects, headquartered in Canada. Six projects submitted by Patkau Architects have been published on Architecture News Plus (ANP).
Patkau Architects is based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There are currently two principals: John and Patricia Patkau, and three associates: David Shone, Peter Suter and Greg Boothroyd.
In over 30 years of practice, both in Canada and in the United States, Patkau Architects has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients. Projects vary in scale from gallery installations to master planning, from modest houses to major urban libraries. Many projects have involved functional programming, management of detailed public processes, and design of complex buildings and sites.
As the circumstances of the work change, our interests expand. We seek to explore the full richness and diversity of architectural practice, understanding it as a critical cultural act that engages our most fundamental desires and aspirations. We refuse singular definitions of architecture: as art, as technology, as social service, as environmental agent, as political statement. We embrace all these definitions, together, as part of the rich, complex and vital discipline that we believe architecture to be.