Given Nova Scotia’s diverse landscapes and stunning natural beauty, local architects have the opportunity to get creative when approaching projects that attempt to successfully incorporate Atlantic Canadian culture with sustainable, aesthetic characteristics.
We’ve put together a collection of talented architects based in Halifax that are creating some stunning work all over the Maritimes. You’ll recognize many of the commercial projects designed by the companies listed below, and some of the residential structures we've included will give you major house envy.
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“The company believes that good architecture need not be expensive and that all buildings deserve to be thoughtful, healthy, and elegant environments for its occupants. Above all else, the studio serves to provide nice things for good people.” – Omar Gandhi
photo by - Teal Architects
Teal is a Halifax-based team of architects and planners who “make contemporary architecture designed to answer clients’ needs while improving community and environment.” - Teal Architects
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DSRA has designed some of the most recognizable buildings all over the HRM, including the Saint Mary’s Atrium, the Canada Games Centre and the TD Canada Trust Building. In addition to these projects, DSRA has also taken on many preservation projects, to maintain the important history of Halifax architecture.
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MLSA is behind some of the most innovative architecture projects all over the Maritimes. Having won multiple awards for their work, this Halifax-based company designs both community buildings and private residences, including the collection of luxurious Shobac cottages on Nova Scotia’s North Shore.
photo by - Nicholas Fudge Architects
“Nicholas' projects range from backyard garden saunas to custom residential and commercial projects. He works closely with clients to design buildings that suit their needs and incorporate their lifestyle.” – Nicholas Fudge Architects
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Solterre’s philosophy is simple: great green architecture meeting the client’s needs. We achieve this by understanding the particular effects of natural resources, materials and energy on the built environment, and by incorporating good design principles while keeping economy in mind.” – Solterre Design
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“Founded in Halifax in 1949, Duffus Romans Kundzins Rounsefell Architects Ltd. is one of the major architectural firms in the Atlantic region, with an impressive and growing body of completed projects spanning the spectrum of institutional, commercial, industrial and residential fields.” - DRKR
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“MNA has provided Architectural services for more than 25 years. The firm has strong roots in both heritage projects and foundation-up development and understands the important relationship between the past and the future in built-form urban landscapes.” - MNA
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“Abbott Brown is an award-winning, nationally published architects’ office in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a reputation for fresh, creative design thinking. The two partners, Jane Abbott and Alec Brown, have combined experience working in Vancouver, Berlin, London, Copenhagen, and Toronto, before each returning to their native Nova Scotia. Both also teach part-time at the Dalhousie School of Architecture.” - ABA
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“Susan Fitzgerald Architecture and Brainard Fitzgerald Developments design and build together. The work explores specifics of site and place. However, it is the intimacy between design and the craft of construction; the combined act of making, that shapes the work. It provides the on-going dialogue that influences not only the working process, the type of projects we pursue, and the detailing, but the essence of the work.” - SFA
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“FBM offers its clients specialized backgrounds in design, space planning, building restoration, building science, construction technology and project management and has been responsible for the design of many public, institutional and private sector commissions. These include recreational and healthcare facilities, office buildings, banks, hotels, shopping malls, residential projects, interior renovations and fit-ups, historic restoration, industrial facilities and specialized training facilities.” - FBM