Calgary-based Architecture Firm with 40 years of experience


Our team provides superior service at each step of the way.

Our dedicated team works together towards a common vision of creating innovative architecture, interior and urban design inspired by the unique qualities of place. Our team includes some of the most hard-working, collaborative, and locally skilled professionals offering decades of experience in delivering successful projects in western Canada.


Some of our leaders.

Vince is a creative architect skilled in designing innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding of client goals and objectives. Since becoming Partner in ’02, he has led many signature projects like SAIT Trades & Technology Complex, Eighth Ave. Place and Keynote Urban Village.

vince dods

Furthering his passion to create great places for people, Stephen believes in the importance of having a highly collaborative process with clients to find meaningful solutions. His experience includes institutional projects, healthcare design, multi-family residential and seniors housing.

stephen mahler

Chito has been working in Calgary since ’91, joining GGA in ’06. Chito is a highly creative and extremely effective Designer who consistently achieves exemplary design solutions. He believes in collaboration and facilitation of a collective vision and how to effectively bring it into reality.

chito pabustan

David joined GGA in ’06 after graduating with a MArch from U of Manitoba. Believing that great design creates opportunities, he designs with the notion that the built form shapes the ways we create community, engage with each other, our feeling of security and our sense of control in the world.

david wittman

Jonny has award-winning designs of all scales ranging from furniture to architecture, bringing this attention
to detail into his practice as an Architect. With his range of design skill, he can assess the macro and micro levels of complexity involved in projects to ensure quality and design intent.

jonny hehr

As Controller, Lynn is the leader of the accounting team and ensures that proper processes are in place for all phases of projects as well the management of the firm. She is integral in coordinating the day-to-day financial and high-level business functions to keep GGA running smoothly throughout the year.

lynn mccormick

Dave graduated from SAIT in ’85 with diplomas in Arch. and Building Development Tech. With over 30 years of experience as an Architectural Technologist and Project Coordinator, Dave’s role as a Manager includes the precise coordination and production of accurate contract documents.

dave ackerman
senior associate, architectural technology

Todd graduated from SAIT in ’97 and has a wide range of experience from production drawing and detailing to assisting with contract admin. and tenant coordination on larger projects. He has also coordinated and managed the implementation of BIM standards within the office.

todd van der burgh
managing director, architectural technology

As an Associate & Managing Director of QA at GGA, Wade is oversees the AT Department in the completion and coordination of construction documents. He is involved in a variety of projects through all phases, providing input until the end of the construction phase.

wade wheeler
associate & managing director, quality assurance

Erin joined GGA in ’07 following the completion of a Diploma in Arch. Tech. from SAIT. Over and above Erin’s extensive experience with Education Facilities, she has emerged as a talented and eager Production Lead whose dedication sees our projects through to completion in Contract Admin.

erin jensen
manager, architectural technology

Paul joined GGA in ’07 and is currently responsible for writing Architectural Specifications and the preparation of contract documents. He is an efficient, detail-oriented person and has a great ability to multitask and balance several projects in different stages of production as our in-house spec. writer.

paul jensen
team lead, building science & specifications

In ’95 Clint graduated from SIAST with a Diploma in Architectural Technology and later attended the University of Calgary earning a Certificate in Contract Law & Documents. Since joining GGA in ’04, Clint has become a valuable asset to the Contract Administration department as Managing Director.

clint rivard
managing director, projects

Allen joined GGA in ’94 becoming Associate and Design Director responsible for the planning, design and coordination of projects from concept through to completion. Allen’s talent and knowledge in working with diverse user groups has resulted in many successful projects throughout our region.

allen deboer
associate & director, design

Eric graduated ’98 and brings a vast range of design experience from Institutional and Office to Healthcare and Master Planning. His experience is backed with an overall passion for design, arts and architecture and a desire to problem solve, making him a versatile and valued “Swiss Knife” architect at GGA.

eric longchamp
director, design

After graduating in ’11, Stephanie’s experience includes the design, production and project management of small- and large-scale projects, ranging from heritage interior restorations to mountain top expansions in inclement weather, to a 60-storey mixed-use tower crafted on the international stage.

stephanie yeung
manager, design

White at GGA, Brian has been involved in a range of projects, performing a variety of roles from helping as part of a design team to Project Lead. Brian has proven to have a keen understanding of City planning regulations by successfully steering some complex projects through various City processes.

brian massey
team lead, design

NeiLei maintains strong communication skills, resulting in numerous repeat clients and recommendations. She maintains a holistic approach in overseeing design projects from conception through to planning, material and lighting specification, working and permit drawings and project management.

neilei man
team lead, design


This is what we do.


Awards we've received.


The Ampersand

Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - Urban Architecture


Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - Housing Innovation


Calgary Awards - Award for Accessibility; Rick Hansen GOLD Standard for Accessibility

Casadona Place

CRRA - New Building of the Year Award (over 200 units)

The Ampersand

NAIOP Calgary Rex 2021 Office Redevelopment of the Year Award

Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - City Edge Development

University of Calgary, Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning

Prairie Wood Design Award - Interior Showcase

University of Calgary, CNRL Engineering Complex

Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - Urban Architecture

Chief Crowfoot School

A4LE, Pacific Northwest Regional Awards - New Learning Environment