Our Story    

We are architects, designers and planners. We think like developers, retailers, tenants, and home-owners. We think like our clients. This gives us crucial insights when it comes to finding creative solutions and designing functional, inspiring spaces.

Read more about our history and approach.

Our Projects

collabor8 Architecture + Design provides architectural services, interior design, master planning and environmental retail branding. We’re experts in retail and have worked in every category. Our bold residential design and mixed-use projects are inspired by their surroundings and informed by our experience. We design imaginative office and commercial buildings with an eye on functionality. Good design is foundational to all projects and incorporated into designs from the get go. View our projects

Featured Projects

Our People 

collabor8 Architecture + Design is an accomplished, award-winning team of architects, interior designers, technologists, and planners. Our 40-member team in Vancouver and Calgary are curious, creative, and believe in investing in a supportive work environment. Our people enable us to imagine and realize our best work. Read more about our team.

Our Clients 

Our relationship with our clients is the foundation of a successful project. We actively listen to their insights and goals to create projects that produce the best value for our clients. We overcome challenges together and embrace new ideas to ensure each project meets our client’s needs. Our clients’ success is our success. Above all, we want them to say: “I would love to work with you again.”

“I brought my project to collabor8. Once they started the review, many opportunities came to light and their team spent the time needed to ensure that the design going forward was without reproach. I can recommend this team for any project.”

Klaus Fuerniss, Owner/ Developer of The George Hotel & Residences, Gibson BC

“We have been working with the collabor8 team for over 20 years and continue to enjoy the high level of service they consistently provide. They understand our business and take the time to make sure that each and every store we do is optimized.  The team is great to work with, they observe timelines and have the capacity to get the work done. We have a positive partnership and as such we would recommend their services unreservedly.”

Arthur Mak, London Drugs Limited, Retail Store Development

“We have worked with the team at Collabor8 (previously Chandler Associates Architects) on a number of SmartCentres projects over the past 20 years, including our Grandview Corners development in Surrey, and Central at Garden City in Richmond.

During that time, they have demonstrated a strong knowledge of retail development and the needs of retail tenants, and have capably worked with our team and various municipalities to get our projects approved.  Their experience working directly with retail clients, and the ongoing relationships they have formed,
demonstrate their ability to service the needs of retailers as well as landlords.”

Michael Gilman, SmartCentres, Vice President Development and Western Portfolio

“I have been working with Collabor8 for the past year on Starbucks projects. I have seen tremendous growth and understanding of our process in this quick timeframe and it is greatly appreciated.  Starting with our first store in Vernon BC, Collabor8 is quickly grasping the details needed for construction drawings for both renovations and new stores. I am looking forward to working on many more projects with them.”

Jeannie Lo, Starbucks Coffee Canada Construction manager, Western Canada

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