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Design that creates value, service that builds trust

The truth is, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what makes us special. Fifty years and counting, 400+ projects, most still gracefully doing what they were designed to do. The fact that not many can match what we’ve done, makes us proud. But tomorrow is another day.

The truth is, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what makes us special. Fifty years and counting, 400+ projects, most still gracefully doing what they were designed to do. The fact that not many can match what we’ve done, makes us proud. But tomorrow is another day.

The truth is, we don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what makes us special. Fifty years and counting, 400+ projects, most still gracefully doing what they were designed to do. The fact that not many can match what we’ve done, makes us proud. But tomorrow is another day.

MCM Experience

TODAY Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership operates a full service architectural and interior design practice from downtown Vancouver employing a complement of some 100+ architects, technicians, and designers. We are primarily engaged in commercial, residential, and master planning projects. Our strength is an experience. Our promise is reliability.
50+ years of continuous practice have taught us to stay focused on what matters: delivering value, consistently. Our city has changed of course, and so has much else about daily life. Our office has more people and more space than ever before and new tools to help us serve our clients more effectively. Yet when we think about our work, our clients, our responsibilities, there is a genuine sense of durability.
TOMORROW offers our practice new opportunities. Our approach continues to be refined, nourished by our people. The fundamental principles seem as relevant as ever. When the wind changes, we know how to adjust the sails. We don’t throw our charts away, and we don’t abandon our destination.

Our Legacy

Founded by Frank Musson in Vancouver in 1965, MCM was born in a good place at a good time. Everything was growing. Architects had plenty of opportunities and MCM made the most of them. The current downtown skyline includes notable examples of the firm’s own work and also demonstrates its influence on others. As the city continues to grow, these will provide a foundation, solid and elegant, for the future of this remarkable city.
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Our Legacy

Founded by Frank Musson in Vancouver in 1965, MCM was born in a good place at a good time. Everything was growing. Architects had plenty of opportunities and MCM made the most of them. The current downtown skyline includes notable example the firm’s own work and also demonstrates its influence on others. As the city continues to grow, these will provide a foundation, solid and elegant, for the future of this remarkable city.
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Leadership

Leadership

Mark Whitehead
Partner, Mark Whitehead Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, Assoc. AIA
Bill Reid
Partner, William J. Reid Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, CP
Mark Thompson
Partner, Mark E. B. Thompson Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, ANZIA, LEED AP D+C
Renante G. Solivar
Partner, Renante G. Solivar Architects Inc.
Architect AIBC, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C
Peter Odegaard
Principal
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
Paul Sukava
Principal
Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED BD + C AP
Vince Fernandez
Senior Associate
B. Arch.
Gerda Geldenhuys
Associate
Architect AIBC, B. Arch., LEED Green Associate
Gillian Brennen
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch., B. Arch
Paul Koszanski
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC
Rob Callahan
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch., BEDS, BES, LEED AP BD+C
Mark Whitehead
Partner, Mark Whitehead Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, Assoc. AIA
Bill Reid
Partner, William J. Reid Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, CP
Mark Thompson
Partner, Mark E. B. Thompson Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, ANZIA, LEED AP D+C
Renante G. Solivar
Partner, Renante G. Solivar Architects Inc.
Architect AIBC, AIA, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C
Peter Odegaard
Principal
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
Vince Fernandez
Senior Associate
B. Arch.
Paul Sukava
Principal
Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED BD + C AP
Gerda Geldenhuys
Associate
Architect AIBC, B. Arch., LEED Green Associate
Paul Koszanski
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC
Rob Callahan
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch., BEDS, BES, LEED AP BD+C

Careers

Careers

Grow with us

When you visit our office, you’ll see lots of light and energy. Dozens of women and men from near and far, giving their best and gaining something new from the collective effort. Our success rests in no small part on nurturing interaction, challenging one another, learning from mistakes. That way everyone wins.

Grow with us

When you visit our office, you’ll see lots of light and energy. Dozens of women and men from near and far, giving their best and gaining something new from the collective effort. Our success rests in no small part on nurturing interaction, challenging one another, learning from mistakes. That way everyone wins.

Grow with us

When you visit our office, you’ll see lots of light and energy. Dozens of women and men from near and far, giving their best and gaining something new from the collective effort. Our success rests in no small part on nurturing interaction, challenging one another, learning from mistakes. That way everyone wins.

Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for talent, and offer a competitive salary and benefits package depending on qualifications and experience.
Seeking exceptional candidates with creative ability in various project types such as office, retail, residential and hospitality are an asset. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Degree in Architecture
• Minimum 4 years of experience
• Strong conceptual design skills
• Effective written and speaking skills
• Experience and skill in 3D Visualization (3DMax, Rhino, Sketch-up, Revit)
• High level of accuracy and quality of work
Seeking exceptional candidates with creative  ability in various project types such as office, retail, residential and hospitality are an asset. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Degree in Architecture and registration in BC
• Minimum 5 years of experience
• Ability to work directly with clients
• Strong conceptual design skills
• Effective written and speaking skills
• Knowledge of Building Codes and civic planning processes
• Ability to manage a project team through all aspects of the design process
• Experience and skill in 3D Visualization (3DMax, Rhino, Sketch-up, Revit)
Seeking exceptional candidates with strong analytical and communication skills who are passionate and involved in community building at all levels. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Registered Architect with 8 – 10+ years of architectural design experience
• Sustainability designation LEED AP or Passive house designer
• Passion for high-quality and sustainable design
• Dedicated team player & excellent communicator
• Skilled client relations experience and interest in business development
• Passion for high-quality design and sustainable design
• Experience with sustainable building rating systems an asset
• Collaborative skills, including integration of work with other disciplines
• Strong client relations experience and interest in business development
• Design documentation created in SketchUp, Revit 3D
• Building Information Modeling and AutoCAD
• Fluency with InDesign and Illustrator an asset
• Coordination of project documentation
• Thorough knowledge of building codes and civic planning processes (BC, AB)
• Ability to manage a project team and budgets
• Preparing project work plans and design schedules is an asset
• A vision to mentor the next generation
Seeking exceptional Project Architect with strong analytical and communication skills. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Lead teams in the development and production of documentation
• Produce and execute work plans
• Experience in the creation and the delivery of all project phases
• Able to collate germane materials, have copy writing and editing experience
• RFP drafting knowledge for supportive consultants
• Commercial and residential experience with a track record
• Construction detailing experience with administration knowledge
• Technologically literate with a variety of program platforms
• Liaise with the project and municipality staff, consultants and clients
• Exhibit a highly developed degree of experience in drafting
• Collaborating graphically, using a variety of programs
• Knowledge of AutoCAD, Sketchup and REVIT
• Able to organize documentation effectively and quickly digest information
• Advise the firm and clients on a project status
• LEED AP BD + C project experience and LEED knowledge is an asset
• Experience in Passive House construction
• Knowledge of PHPP software is an asset
Seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Job Captain, who is overseeing the actual drafting of the project and takes directions from the Project Manager, the Project Architect, and / or the Architect of Record. The primary requirements and critical skill set of a Job Captain include keeping details straight between various stakeholders, an understanding of ‘how’ a drawing set of a building is put together, and a keen understanding of processes required to document the building(s) for various Planning/Building Departments. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Technical Diploma
• 3-5 years’ experience working as a job captain in an Architectural office
• Demonstrated experience in creating drawing sets for various city approvals
• Knowledge of BC building codes, city bylaws and accessibility requirements
• Self-motivated, excellent time manager, deadline & detail oriented
• Self-starter, takes initiative and knows when to asks questions if uncertain
• Decision-making, document checking abilities, accuracy and accountability
• Software Proficiency required in REVIT, Autocad and 3D programs
• MS Office, Photoshop and/or InDesign a plus
• Reports to Partner/Principal, Associate or Project Manager
• Directly supervises 1-2 employees and consultants involved in project
• Establishes cartoon set for drawing sets for city approvals and presentations
• Creates drawings and document packages for milestone submissions
• Manages and maintains project files, office CAD standards and BIM
• Ensures compliance and monitoring of production process
Seeking Intermediate Technologists to join our project teams. The role is to support senior staff with project delivery. The successful applicant must possess the following qualifications and experience:
• Minimum 5 years relevant experience with a British Columbia architectural firm
• Completion of a certified Building Technology or Architectural program at a professionally recognized institution
• Must be registered with the AIBC or eligible to be registered in the province of British Columbia
• Working knowledge of local building codes and bylaws and a demonstrated understanding of building technology and materials
• High level of proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD and SketchUp, Rhino, Photoshop/InDesign
• Experience in a variety of project types and a variety of construction systems such as concrete and steel
• Ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines in a highly dynamic work environment
• Experience and knowledge pertaining to all aspects of Design Development, Development and Building Permit submissions and preparation of contract drawings and documents
• Experience in 3D Visualization is an asset
• Understanding of sustainable design, LEED, BC Energy Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1, NECB and other such programs, codes and standards.
• Effective communication skills and fluency in English is required
We are interested in your skills as much as we care about your personality (tell us which one you are). Please attach your CV and/or portfolio with Position in the email subject. Keep emails under 5MB. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
*No phone calls or drop-ins please
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Internships

At MCM our objective is to expose each intern to as many stages of the design process as possible. You will have every opportunity to attend presentations, visit construction sites, and work with seasoned architects. This is a real-­time, architectural process, designed to provide something of a broad and lasting experience to each intern wherever their career takes them.
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Internships

At MCM our objective is to expose each intern to as many stages of the design process as possible. You will have every opportunity to attend presentations, visit construction sites, and work with seasoned architects. This is a real-­time, architectural process, designed to provide something of a broad and lasting experience to each intern wherever their career takes them.
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Culture

Culture

Things we believe in

Professionalism. Humour. Commitment. Relying on each other. Being serious about something other than work. Having lunch together. Celebrating a job well done. Standing up when something is wrong. Bowen Island adventures. Making time. Never letting each other down. Doing your best.

Things we believe in

Professionalism. Humour. Knowing your craft. Knowing your limits. Enjoying something else besides design. Having lunch. Celebrating a job well done. Bowling for the win. Standing up when something is wrong. Bowen Island adventures. Seawall bike rides. Never letting each other down. Doing your best.

Things we believe in

Professionalism. Humour. Knowing your craft. Knowing your limits. Enjoying something else besides design. Having lunch. Celebrating a job well done. Bowling for the win. Standing up when something is wrong. Bowen Island adventures. Seawall bike rides. Never letting each other down. Doing your best.

Personal Growth
Ambitious? It’s up to you how far you go. The opportunities are there for all to add new experience and further accreditation. Our office itself is a kind of academy of learning and professional development. Present us with your plan. We’ll work something out.
Open Communication
Everyone is accessible to everyone. When you need an answer, you go to someone who has it, including partners and principals. It saves time and misunderstanding. We all learn from each other. It just makes sense. We think.
Wellness
Nurturing the soul is more important than any project deadline. We do what gives us balance. Ride a bike to work? We have a great bike storage and change rooms with showers. Fresh fruit and snacks all day long. Monday massages and flexible working hours to take you stress-free through the day. When we take care of ourselves and each other, we’re at our best!
Studio culture
At the end of every week, we come together to talk and relax. Someone might present something. Or not. The important thing is to share some down time and a cold drink with those you know well and those you don’t. It’s important to us, a way to end the week with a smile and a sense of proportion.

MCM Life