We are a hands-on office ready to take on tiny and enormous ideas.
Our process is driven by creativity, collaboration and teamwork. We listen carefully to our clients and apply a rigorous process of investigation and discovery to develop ideas into beautiful, functional spaces. Our extended network of contractors, trades and consultants allows us to craft a team to service the size and scale of different projects.
We're nimble, passionate and committed to ensuring each project reaches its full potential.
Architect AIBC, CPHD
Mark brings outstanding communication, judgment, and technical expertise to the project team with over 24 years of professional practice in architecture, public space design and public art installations throughout Vancouver, Chicago and Toronto. Mark has led project teams through complex architectural projects and has extensive experience in institutional, mixed use and residential projects, with budgets of up to $14 million.
Mark has a talent for understanding and reconciling the complex, and often divergent, needs of stakeholders and is experienced in public consultation and engagement. He has a strong background in Indigenous focused projects and has a passion for delivering high quality work against tight budgets, without lowering energy benchmarks. Mark has successfully designed several Passive House Certified projects as well as provided CPHD services to larger project teams, in a consultant capacity.
Intern Architect AIBC, CPHD, LFA
Sonnen is a function-focused designer who generates custom-tailored solutions to every design problem. She brings 10 years of architectural practice to the team, piggybacking on 15 years of previous experience in multidisciplinary design, design strategy, procurement and people management. She has a wide range of project experience in all areas of practice, leading institutional, single family, tenant improvement, and renovation work. Sonnen is a skilled project manager with a diverse background that enables her to bring teams together, to work quickly and effectively.
Sonnen is a Certified Passive House Designer and Living Future Accredited, and weaves these design practices into Fold’s portfolio of work. She believes every project has the ability to improve our environmental footprint while positively impacting human health and well being.
Melanie brings over 7 years of experience to the team, and an extensive background of working with various public entities, regional districts and local municipalities. She has experience working on a wide range of project types, including community centers, water reservoirs, multi-family housing and feasibility studies.
Mel has a passion for representation and strives to clearly communicate the unique vision of a project through renderings, years of diagrams and sketches. She encourages every opportunity to discuss the role of public space in our cities as well as the importance of social sustainability and how the buildings we design today will grow and evolve with the needs of the communities they serve.