ABOUT GGA-ARCHITECTURE

Calgary-based Architecture Firm with 40 years of experience

5 PARTNERS 90 STAFF MEMBERS 50+ LEED Designs 15 AWARDS SINCE 2015
PEOPLE

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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Some of our leaders.

Since joining GGA in 1987 Rick has been instrumental in the success of the firm through his unwavering commitment to project success. Rick has provided design leadership on a wide variety of project types and has a keen focus on commercial, retail, industrial and urban design initiatives.

rick lewis
partner

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
partner

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
partner

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
partner

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
partner

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 & design director

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
studio lead, design

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

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
associate & manager, arch. tech.

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
design manager

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
team lead, arch. tech.

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
managing director of design

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
controller

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
specifications writer

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
studio lead, design

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

todd van der burgh
director of BIM & manager, arch. tech.

As an Associate & Managing Director at GGA, Wade is responsible for overseeing the Production Department staff, 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, arch. tech.

SERVICES

This is what we do.

TIMELINE

Awards we've received.

2022

Inclusio

Calgary Awards - Award for Accessibility; Rick Hansen GOLD Standard for Accessibility
2021

Casadona Place

CRRA - New Building of the Year Award (over 200 units)
2021

The Ampersand

NAIOP Calgary Rex 2021 Office Redevelopment of the Year Award
2019

Joane Cardinal-Schubert High School

Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - City Edge Development
2019

University of Calgary, Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning

Prairie Wood Design Award - Interior Showcase
2018

University of Calgary, CNRL Engineering Complex

Mayor's Urban Design Awards, Honourable Mention - Urban Architecture
2017

Chief Crowfoot School

A4LE, Pacific Northwest Regional Awards - New Learning Environment
2013

Elevation Place

Prairie Wood Design Award - Municipal and Recreational