Patkau Architects

Patkau Architects

Patkau Architects is an innovative architecture and design research studio based in Vancouver, Canada. There are currently two principals: John and Patricia Patkau, and four associates: David Shone, Peter Suter, Greg Boothroyd and Shane O'Neill.

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.

Current work includes a Visitors’ Centre at Fort York National Historic Site in Toronto, the Tache Hall Music, Art, and Theatre Complex at the University of Manitoba, the Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport at the University of Toronto, a series of Cottages at Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania, as well as a variety of residential projects in diverse locations ranging from a northern island off the coast of British Columbia to a farm in Ad’Diriyyah, Saudi Arabia.

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.

Company information

1564 West 6th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1R2, Canada
+1 (604) 683 7633

Recent News

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Fort York Visitor Centre

Fort York Visitor Centre, Toronto, by Patkau and Kearns Mancini Architects
100 Garrison Rd, Toronto | Fort York Foundation
The vision for Fort York is spectacular. A brilliant Fort York Visitor Centre will come to life after an engaging design competition . The concept by Patkau Architects Inc. (Vancouver) & ... go to project

Polygon Gallery

Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada by Patkau Architects
Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver |

U of T: Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports at the U of T by Patkau and MJMA
100 Devonshire Pl, Toronto | University of Toronto
The Goldring Centre for High Performance Sports, part of the Varsity Centre athletic facilities campus, will bring together top researchers, graduate students, sport scientists, athletic ... go to project