Founded in 1998, Placeworks Design is a vibrant, full-service architectural design studio located in the heart of Calgary's Beltline.
Our designs are focused on meaningful, sustainable, and people-oriented residential and commercial projects throughout the West. We’re a tight-knit group comprised of an expert bagpiper, an all-weather fly fisher, a prairie-based high performance sailor, and a traditional hula dancer so we consider ourselves to be different from the rest. But what makes us stand out, professionally?
We’re open to collaboration – with everyone. Clients, builders, engineers, consultants, trades… the list goes on.
There isn’t much we’ll say no to, in terms of project type or scope. We love unique projects because they pose a new set of design challenges, allowing us to stretch our minds and express our design and problem-solving skills. Big or small, commercial or residential, we are excited to hear about your design project!
We don’t have a specific design “style.” Through the professional services we offer, we strive to tailor our work to the client’s desired aesthetics, functional requirements, and budget so that they are getting a space that they can use and feel good in; each project is one-of-a-kind.
We think that the keys to a successful project are communication and transparency. No one has time for guessing games and a project moves along a lot faster when there is communication between all parties involved. We like the efficiency of being honest; it makes a job run more smoothly.
We value relationships; we enjoy getting to know our clients and the other trade professionals. We also love to continue to develop relationships with builders, suppliers, and trades who have previously been delightful to work with. It’s all about the people!
Most of all, we understand that design should not be a passive experience for you; the best results come through team effort so we’re always open to listening to the input of others, especially our clients! We do not steamroll our clients; on the contrary, we love getting you engaged in the process, from the initial brainstorming down to the final selections. This project is for you – your opinions matter! The end results are spaces that not only works for you but that you can feel great pride in for your involvement.