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Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio practices unabashed architecture that is concise and practical, yet poetic and personal to the client.  Once described by a Client having the ability “...magically transform ordinary spaces and humble materials into places of poetic beauty”, we are driven to infuse meaning into the work as well as to delight and surprise.

The firms’ work can be considered architectural installation, striking a balance between fanciful architecture and functional art. The practice consistently strives to challenge clients’ notions of architecture and space. We question everyday design assumptions and encourage our clients to infuse their spaces with innovation and artfulness that speaks to and of them. The work strives to be novel and whimsical: the practice proposes weirdness as a concept, believes in the inherent importance of uselessness and trusts in the innate ability of geometry and light to create mood and shape space.

It is the stretching of creative muscle that allows Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio to focus on design solutions that explore alternative ways of home ownership and dwelling. Our residential sector centers on multi-family residential buildings, micro co-housing, and custom multi-family homes. This practice is based on the principle that living smarter is better than living bigger. We believe that through creative thinking, we can craft solutions that speak to todays issues of affordability and social and environmental sustainability and our drive to a sharing economy. We believe in the usefulness of creativity.


MARIANNE AMODIO ARCHITECT AIBC LEEDAP Marianne holds a Masters Degree of Architecture (honours) from the University of Manitoba and is a registered Architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is currently the Chair of The City of Vancouver's Creative Advisory Panel for Housing Innovation and a member of the City of Vancouver Mayor's Advisory Committee for Housing and the Mayors' Advisory Committee for Permitting and Process.  Marianne launched marianne amodio architecture studio in June of 2010, working out of her living room before opening the Chinatown studio in 2013. You can reach her at marianne@maastudio.com All of these photos were taken by the fantastic Janis Nicolay

MARIANNE AMODIO ARCHITECT AIBC LEEDAP

Marianne holds a Masters Degree of Architecture (honours) from the University of Manitoba and is a registered Architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and a LEED Accredited Professional. She is currently the Chair of The City of Vancouver's Creative Advisory Panel for Housing Innovation and a member of the City of Vancouver Mayor's Advisory Committee for Housing and the Mayors' Advisory Committee for Permitting and Process. 

Marianne launched marianne amodio architecture studio in June of 2010, working out of her living room before opening the Chinatown studio in 2013.

You can reach her at marianne@maastudio.com

All of these photos were taken by the fantastic Janis Nicolay


LINDSEY NETTE M.ARCH BAS (HONS) Lindsey completed her Masters of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, where her thesis documented stories of place making in the Canadian Prairie. Before joining Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio in June 2016, she was part of the team at Francl Architecture for two years, working through the challenges and importance of designing housing in Vancouver. As a student, Lindsey had the opportunity to work for a range of studios including WXY Studio in New York, Blue Sky Architecture in Vancouver, Wallman Architects in Toronto, and Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. Lindsey strives to create work that is both sensitive and energetic in the community, and brings to the studio a thirst to explore new ideas of place, and alternate methods of creating it.  

LINDSEY NETTE M.ARCH BAS (HONS)

Lindsey completed her Masters of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, where her thesis documented stories of place making in the Canadian Prairie. Before joining Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio in June 2016, she was part of the team at Francl Architecture for two years, working through the challenges and importance of designing housing in Vancouver. As a student, Lindsey had the opportunity to work for a range of studios including WXY Studio in New York, Blue Sky Architecture in Vancouver, Wallman Architects in Toronto, and Elkus Manfredi Architects in Boston. Lindsey strives to create work that is both sensitive and energetic in the community, and brings to the studio a thirst to explore new ideas of place, and alternate methods of creating it.

 


HARLEY GRUSKO ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP Harley Grusko joined Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio in October of 2016, after a decade devoted to design excellence at Perkins+Will Vancouver. There, he worked on a number projects focused on quality design and high-performance buildings. As the Project Architect of the award winning VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Harley was involved in the project from the earliest concept sketches through to the digital 3D computational design and through construction. He was also the project designer for the new Student Union Building at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, the first significant building to be constructed along Convocation Mall in the heart of the Arthur Erickson designed iconic SFU Campus since Erickson’s original Campus plan. Harley brings a calm expertise to the practice and he consistently strives for innovation, rigour and making the pragmatic poetic.  You can reach him at harley@maastudio.com

HARLEY GRUSKO ARCHITECT AIBC LEED AP

Harley Grusko joined Marianne Amodio Architecture Studio in October of 2016, after a decade devoted to design excellence at Perkins+Will Vancouver. There, he worked on a number projects focused on quality design and high-performance buildings. As the Project Architect of the award winning VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, Harley was involved in the project from the earliest concept sketches through to the digital 3D computational design and through construction. He was also the project designer for the new Student Union Building at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, the first significant building to be constructed along Convocation Mall in the heart of the Arthur Erickson designed iconic SFU Campus since Erickson’s original Campus plan.

Harley brings a calm expertise to the practice and he consistently strives for innovation, rigour and making the pragmatic poetic. 

You can reach him at harley@maastudio.com


DAVID SCHELLINGERHOUDT M.ARCH BAS (HONS)  

DAVID SCHELLINGERHOUDT M.ARCH BAS (HONS)

 


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