For Mara + Natha, every project is approached with a meticulous focus on detail, incorporating thoughtful connections to the surrounding built and natural environments. They prioritize clean craftsmanship and the use of light to enhance the overall design, regardless of the project's size.
Introducing a mixed-use project in Port Moody, British Columbia - a six-story building with a total area of 18,742 sqft. The structure is a combination of commercial and residential spaces that cater to the needs of the local community. The ground floor is designed to accommodate various businesses and public spaces that foster social interaction, while the upper floors offer a range of residential units from one to three bedrooms. The building boasts warm and inviting interiors, with natural materials and comfortable furnishings that create a welcoming ambiance. Residents can take advantage of the communal rooftop terrace and fitness center. This new development stands as a testament to the seamless integration of functionality and aesthetics in modern architecture. We are honored to have been part of this project.
Welcome to our latest architectural project in Mission, BC – a beautiful and family-friendly multi-family residential complex that seamlessly blends urban convenience with suburban charm. This complex features 99 stunning townhouses and two six-storey apartment buildings that are designed to cater to the needs of modern families. The townhouses are perfect for those who value privacy and outdoor living spaces, while the apartment buildings offer sleek and stylish homes that are perfect for those who desire urban convenience. The complex is thoughtfully designed to create a sense of community and togetherness, with plenty of communal spaces that encourage social interaction and foster a sense of belonging. From the communal courtyards to the shared green spaces, the complex provides ample opportunities for residents to connect and make lasting friendships. The family-friendly vibe of the complex is evident from the moment you arrive. The exteriors of the buildings are warm and welcoming, with natural materials and soft colors that create a cozy and inviting atmosphere. The interiors are just as inviting, with spacious and well-lit living spaces that are perfect for families of all sizes. Overall, this multi-family residential complex in Mission, BC is a testament to the power of architecture to create spaces that are both beautiful and functional.
The overall design of Grant Daycare, located in Port Coquitlam, is indebted to and reflective of its surroundings. Through its playful reinterpretation of the local vernacular massing, roofline and materiality, the building signals its programmatic difference (daycare vs single-family home) while respecting the character and identity of the surrounding context. Typical elements of the residential neighbourhood - footprint shape and size, pitched roof, articulated facades, standard window sizes, and a muted colour palette with wood highlights are re-purposed to create a new building that is fully integrated into the existing community.
YPK Airport is a regional airport in Pitt Meadows, located within a 60-km radius from YVR International Airport. Serving as an extension to the YPK Regional Airport, the new hangar complex is designed to meet emerging demands by the aircraft servicing industry seeking to expand beyond Richmond, BC. The scope is limited to facade design of five new aircraft hangars, covering an area of over 200,000 sqft. The hangars are pre-fabricated, meaning the only adjustable variable is surface treatment and lighting. Referencing movie sets and historic commercial lots, the design proposes cladding each hangar in coloured panels to create a seamless gradient between ground and sky. In addition to providing the clients with a captivating narrative, the concept is useful for wayfinding. Further, the facade design becomes a framework and easily replicable motif that allows for customization and future expansion.
The site is located in Gibsons, BC, a former fishing town located 50 km Northwest of Vancouver. Despite technically being on mainland British Columbia, Gibsons is only accessible via ferry. Gibsons is built at the base of Mount Elphinstone - an 1,100m peak that overlooks Howe Sound and Keats island - and as such, has significant grade change between the historic town centre/ferry terminal (Lower Gibsons) and the new commercial centre (Upper Gibsons).
Quadling Multiplex development is our adaptation of the French Haussmann Architecture using modern materials and proportions. The project offers 15 residential units in a two-lot subdivision that is surrounded by open amenity spaces for residents to enjoy.
Clarke Townhomes is a new 8-unit development on a single lot located in Port Moody. The project closely adopts the arts & Crafts style of the context to maintain the important heritage characteristics of Clarke Street. The project has a public common amenity at ground but also provides spacious roof deck that overlooks Burrard Inlet to the North.
Sundance Estates is a new family-oriented development overlooking Shannon Lake, West Kelowna. The project offers 25 homes with desirable finishings and breathtaking views of the lake and hillside. With sizes ranging from 1330 to 2152 square feet per unit, each home provides comfortable living without sacrificing affordability. The project is scheduled for completion in 2023.
Fraser Development is a two-storey commercial development in Township of Langley that offers 13,000 SF of commercial/ retail space. The building offers a distinct and prominent façade design facing Fraser Hwy with pedestrian friendly plazas.
Grant Fourplex is a development in Coquitlam that offers unit sizes from 1,500 SF to 1,900 SF in range. The proposed development has a playful composition of building blocks and material contrast to express articulated façade design.
Located at 1925 Enterprise Way in the heart of West Kelowna, this project spans over a 19708 SF footprint, comprising of parking and a 6-storey hotel building with a total 99340 SF gross floor area. Developed for Hyatt Place, it provides for 161 hotel rooms.
Located at 911 Highland Park Cove NE, Airdrie, Aberta, this project footprint spans more than 13000 SF, comprising of parking and a 4-storey hotel building with a total 53539 SF gross floor area. Developed for Days Inn, it provides for 93 hotel rooms
Located at 1925 Enterprise Way in the heart of West Kelowna, this project spans over a 12292 SF footprint, comprising of parking and a 6-storey mixed-use building with a total 65347 SF gross floor area. Developed in conjunction with Hyatt Place, it provides for 8 commercial units and 56 residential apartments.
Heritage Gardens Cemetery (HGC) Crematorium building that is a funeral ceremonial space and a retort program fitted within 10,000 SF. As the building is proposed within the beautiful landscape of HGC, the project focuses on the vast green spaces around the site and incorporates into the building in the form of pocket gardens for families to find solemnity and tranquility to grieve the death of their loved ones.
Urban Heights project is a 6-storey commercial building located in the heart of Port Moody. The development proposes 3 levels of retail / commercial space at ground and 3 levels of office+ restaurants above. The prominent usage of the white architectural cladding and façade articulation becomes the highlight of the Port Moody as a landmark of business/ commercial centre.
This project spans over a 30,600 SF footprint, comprising of 2 levels underground parking and 4-storey mixed use building with a total 120,000 SF gross floor area. It provides 8 Commercial Retail Units and 105 residential apartments. The project is undergoing construction and scheduled to be completed in 2023.
Located in an industrial focused area in Coquitlam city, this project aims to repurpose the use of an existing commercial building to become a place of worship. With a building footprint of 11,584 SF, the client wishes to accommodate institutional and cultural needs while retaining spaces for commercial office usage. This project is undergoing OCP Amendment and Rezoning proposal.
Completed in 2021, this multifamily project built a tri-plex over a 2,400 SF footprint in a Burnaby residential lot. Each unit accommodates two storeys and a detached garage with access from the lane, providing convenience and comfortability.
This project built a 35-unit condo development located in Port Coquitlam. With a total of 32,379 SF buildable floor area, it comprises of apartments varying from 1 - 2 bedrooms over four storeys and an underground parking.
This project built a 24-unit condo development located in Port Coquitlam. With a total of 21,575 SF buildable floor area, it comprises of apartments varying from studios, 1 - 2 bedrooms and an underground parking over four storeys.