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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
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, Architect AAA, AIA, MRAIC,
LEED AP BD+C
Peter Odegaard
Partner, Peter Odegaard Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
Paul Sukava
Partner, Paul Sukava Architect Inc.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, LEED AP BD+C
Gerda Geldenhuys
Senior Associate
Architect AIBC, B. Arch., LEED Green Associate
Vince Fernandez
Senior Associate
B. Arch.
Gillian Brennen
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch., B. Arch
Sadaf Alerassoul
Associate
Architect AIBC, M.Arch.
Djam Shakirin
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC,
CPHD, LEED AP BD+C
Aaron Petruic
Associate
Architect AIBC, M.Arch., B.A.S.
Ryan Radics
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
B. Env. Des.
David Cook
Associate
Architect AIBC, AIA, NCARB,
MRAIC, D. Arch., CP
Sabina Gleeson
Associate
Intern Architect AIBC, M.Arch.
Paul Koszanski
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC
Gabriele Bromley
Associate
Operations & Administrative Services Manager
Mark Whitehead
Partner, Mark Whitehead Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, Architect AAA, MRAIC, Assoc. AIA
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
Partner, Peter Odegaard Architect Ltd.
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
Paul Sukava
Partner, Paul Sukava Architect Inc.
Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED BD + C AP
Vince Fernandez
Senior Associate
B. Arch.
Gillian Brennen
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch., B. Arch
Sadaf Alerassoul
Associate
Architect AIBC, M.Arch.
Djam Shakirin
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC,
CPHD, LEED AP BD+C
Aaron Petruic
Associate
Architect AIBC, M.Arch., B.A.S.
Ryan Radics
Associate
Architect AIBC, M. Arch.
B. Env. Des.
David Cook
Associate
Architect AIBC, AIA, NCARB,
MRAIC, D. Arch., CP
Sabina Gleeson
Associate
Intern Architect AIBC, M.Arch
Paul Koszanski
Associate
Architect AIBC, MRAIC

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.

Our ideal candidate is a self-starter, capable of supporting senior staff on multiple projects, and has the ability to work both independently or as part of a team. You are highly organized, reliable, technically minded, self-motivated, and know-how to lead when necessary. You are well versed in a wide variety of construction methods and have strong working drawings experience.

We are looking for a great fit in both personality and technical skills and value positive attitudes, team focus, and a willingness to learn. In return for the expertise you bring, you will be given the opportunity to work in a supportive, collaborative environment on a variety of projects and within a well-established architecture firm.

Must Haves

  • 10+ years experience in BC creating construction drawings
  • Building or Architectural technology certification or equivalent experience

Role and Responsibilities

  • Interpret and develop design concepts from design development through to contract documents
  • Prepare specifications, construction docs, and building permits
  • Contract administration
  • Gives technical direction to other staff
  • Oversee project work plans, budgets, and design schedules
  • Liaise with clients, consultants, and City officials

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • High proficiency in REVIT, AutoCAD, Photoshop, and InDesign
  • Ability to coordinate complex projects with a range of consultants
  • Working knowledge of local building codes and bylaws
  • A demonstrated understanding of building materials and technology
  • Experience in Design Development, Building Permit submission

We are looking for an experienced Architect to help shape our growing wood construction and mass timber project portfolio. We are seeking a Registered Architect with 10+ years of experience in the design and preparation of construction drawings for wood-frame projects. You will be able to work constructively in team settings and will manage design and documentation, including coordination of consultant documents, building code compliance, and project specifications.

Must Haves

  • Must be registered as an Architect with AIBC or eligible for registration in the province of British Columbia
  • 10+ years of experience in design and preparation of construction drawings for wood frame projects

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the timely and profitable technical delivery of projects
  • Contribute to projects through all phases with a focus on Design Development through closeout.
  • Lead the production of construction documents
  • Oversee building code compliance, project specifications, and quality assurance
  • A lead internal team of design professionals
  • Coordinate with consultants

Key Qualifications and Experience

  • Working drawing, and Construction Admin Experience on conventional wood projects – mass timber experience is an asset but not required
  • Experience in all phases of design with a focus on working drawings and construction administration
  • Understanding of combustible/non-combustible construction systems and detailing including building envelope design
  • Strong understanding of building technology with a thorough understanding of construction detailing of both wood and concrete construction
  • Understanding of BC Building Code and local by-laws
  • Working knowledge of the BCBC and VBBL
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and Sketch-up
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with fluency in English and valid work status in Canada
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.
Apply for Student Internship

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.
Apply for Student Internship

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