We have great faith in our team to provide superior service at each step of the way.
With an amazing team of over 100 dedicated people working together to a common vision to be "Leaders in Regionally Responsive Design", we are able to take on any architectural, interior design or urban design opportunity. 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.
The importance of teamwork begins with the leaders of our firm. We have built a leadership team that represents every part of our firm including the Partners, Associates, Managers and Directors, as well as many of our senior staff. The Leadership Team has direct input into the direction of the firm and leads our team accordingly.
Doug Gage Architect, AAA, SAA, MRAIC
Doug's interest and enthusiasm for design coupled with his enjoyment in working with great people are at the foundation of our success. Doug has led projects in many project sectors, but his focus has always included the design of great places for teaching and learning as well as health, wellness and recreation. Doug is continuing to lead the team through his active involvement as a mentor, a Partner and a member of our Leadership Team, in addition to guiding some of our most significant projects, including the recently completed Elevation Place recreation centre in Canmore, AB.
Rick Lewis Architect, AAA, SAA, MAIBC, MRAIC, BES, MARCH
Since joining Gibbs Gage Architects 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. He understands the intricacies of the planning approvals process and works with people to create superior solutions. As a Partner since 2000, Rick has led the successful implementation of many signature projects of our firm including, Seton Retail and Deerfoot Meadows.
Vincent Dods Architect, AAA, SAA, MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED® AP
Vincent is a creative architect with an unwavering commitment to designing innovative solutions based on a thorough understanding of client and stakeholder goals and objectives. Vincent is co-chair of the City of Calgary +15 Design Committee and serves on a number of advisory committees and volunteer organizations, both community and corporate. A Partner with the firm since 2002, Vincent has led many signature projects including; the SAIT Polytechnic Trades & Technology Complex, Eighth Avenue Place, Keynote Urban Village and the Mosaic Potash Hill Centre Tower III in Regina, SK.
Stephen Mahler Architect, AAA, SAA, MRAIC, AIBC, LEED® AP
Furthering his passion to create great places for people, Stephen believes in the importance of listening and ensuring that a clear understanding of client stakeholder objectives leads to meaningful solutions through a highly collaborative process. His experience includes work in many project sectors with a focus on institutional projects, health care design, multi-family residential and seniors housing. As a Partner since 2007, Stephen has led many noteworthy projects such as the Agrium Western Event Centre, Sheldon M. Chumir Health Centre and the CBE Education Centre.
Chito Pabustan Architect, BEs, BArch, LEED AP
Partner, Managing Director - Design
Chito has been working as an Architectural Designer in Calgary since 1991, joining GGA in 2006. Chito is a highly creative and extremely effective Designer who consistently achieves exemplary design solutions. Chito believes that architecture is about the relationship between built form and the natural landscape, the people it shelters and inspires. He is an architect who believes in collaboration and facilitation of a collective vision and how to effectively bring it into reality.
David Wittman Architect, AAA, BEnvd, MArch, LEED AP
David joined GGA in 2006 after graduating with a Masters in Architecture from the University of Manitoba. Believing that great design creates opportunities, David designs with the notion that the built form shapes the ways we create community, the way we engage with each other, our feeling of security and our sense of control in the world. His talent and knowledge in collaborating and managing large and diverse user groups has resulted in numerous award winning projects throughout western Canada.
Allen DeBoer MArch, BES, BEDS
Associate, Design Director
Clint Rivard AT, AScT
Director of Project Management
Dave Ackerman AT, BDT, CET
Associate, Production Manager
Eric Longchamp Architect, AAA, BArch, LEED® AP
Studio Lead - Design
Jonny Hehr Architect, AAA, MArch, BDes
Studio Lead - Design
Ken Preeper P.Eng
Associate, Managing Director - Projects
Keri Himmelreich C Tech
Director of Building Science
Robin Kelly-Gowers Dipl Arch Tech
Sheila Kjartanson BID, NCIDQ
Studio Lead - Interior Design
Todd van der Burgh AT, BKin
Director of Building Information Modelling
Wade Wheeler A.ScT
Associate, Managing Director - Production