Gregory Henriquez is the Managing Partner of Henriquez Partners Architects and a leader among a new generation of architects who are reintegrating ethics and activism into the discipline. His work is founded on the belief that meaningful architecture must be a poetic expression of social justice.
Gregory’s architecture career has spanned over 25 years and his socially, culturally, and environmentally sustainable projects are having a major impact on shaping local communities. He recently completed the York Theatre Revitalization that saved and rehabilitated a 100 year old community theatre, and in 2010, he completed the socially inclusive Woodward’s Redevelopment in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside—a project that is bringing new density and vital body heat to the area. The project is unprecedented in Canada due to its scale, humanitarian aspirations, and complexity. It was awarded a 2011 AIBC Special Jury Award for Outstanding Programming and Place-making. Currently, Gregory is the Design Architect for TELUS Garden, which will bring Vancouver its first LEED Platinum-certified office tower.
Gregory’s work has been honoured with numerous design awards, including BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medals in Architecture for the Coal Harbour Community Centre and Bruce Eriksen Place, and a Governor General’s Medal in Architecture for the Lore Krill Housing Co-op. A member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Gregory holds a Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction from Carleton University. He studied at McGill University’s Master of Architecture Program in History and Theory and has taught at the University of British Columbia and the Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Matthew McCormick Design Inc.
Matthew's mind sees the potential in everything around him. Inspired by shape and form, intrigued about composition and considerate of impact of design, each of his creations is an expression of well informed vision and a finely tuned technical understanding of engineering and manufacturing. He believes in infusing passion into projects, in sharing the story of the people behind the pieces and in creating access to a new perspective about what makes a space come to life. With the ability to take a simple idea and shape it into a compelling installation, his dedication to curiosity forms his process, material manipulation and conceptualization.
As a philosophy, he believes thats it's not the sum of the parts – it's the intrinsic value of how they're put together.
Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen are the lead designers and founders of molo, a design and production studio, dedicated to an exploration of space making along with experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure. molo explores overlapping realms of art, architecture and design and has created projects as diverse as a museum in Japan, a modular wall system and a tea set. molo’s products are inspired by studies in architecture and the idea that smaller tactile objects have a real potency in the physical experience of our built environment.
Recognized for poetic beauty and pragmatic innovation, molo’s products and buildings have received numerous international awards and have been acquired into the collections of museums and galleries worldwide, including the Permanent Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Jaime Gillin is editorial director of GRAY, the design magazine for the Pacific Northwest. Through stunning photography and smart, engaging storytelling, GRAY presents the most innovative and inspiring design emerging from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, and beyond—from interiors and architecture to lighting, furniture, and fashion. Through bimonthly print and digital issues; events; and strategic partnerships, GRAY presents the best of the Pacific Northwest to a global audience of design aficionados.
A Master of Architecture graduate in Nova Scotia, David worked for Schwietzer Bim in Los Angeles under the tutelage of renowned LA designer Josh Schwietzer, working on projects which included offices for Propoganda Films and Johns & Gormans Films, before returning to his hometown Vancouver to establish architectural and interior design firm Structure Design + Build in 1993. In 2001 he partnered with graphic designer, Robert Edmonds, to form Evoke International Design Inc.
Paul Sjaarda, Inform Contract Principal Partner
Paul Sjaarda is the principal partner for Inform Contract, a furniture and lighting showroom in Railtown, Vancouver. In partnership with owner Niels Bendtsen, Paul has been operating the trade division of Inform for over 10 years and brings 15 years of design and sales experience to the business. From sourcing the latest in LED lighting options to the newest furniture prototypes soon to be on the market, Paul’s design expertise offers his clients sophisticated design solutions for corporate, institution, and hospitality environments.