Explore &
We encourage clients in exploring and participating in the design process. Our office is supported by staff and consultants who have strength in different areas of knowledge– from biological sciences and urban planning, to intercultural studies and history.
Sharing …
years of
Green Design
an interdisciplinary approach

Much of our work explores inexpensive and ordinary materials, inspired by Nature. It is Nature who is the expert at energy efficiency & optimization. Engage simple and efficient solutions for healthy and comfortable living. Solutions that does not rely on large budgets, nor solely on technology. Let's share knowledge and work with people with passion for natural systems and a deep respect for our environment.

Our current work includes the design of affordable & healthy homes for First Nations. Homes that breathe naturally and welcomes in daylight. We support and acknowledge Reconciliation through helping mentor and train people to become the builders & designers in their own communities.

Meet our team
David Wong
Jeff Yap
Colleen McGuinness
Office Manager
Jim Lehto
Jon Ellis
David is a joy to be with. I really enjoyed working with David on our Chief Dan George Centre / Dr Jane Goodall Institute (Canada) space. David's understanding and respect for First Nations enables him to design meaningful and respectful creations. I hope you all will have the opportunity to meet and collaborate with David!
Chief Leonard George
Tsleil Waututh Nation (Coast Salish)
TSI Terminal Systems Inc. is the largest terminal employer in Port Metro Vancouver. TSI's history spans more than a century, and is synonymous with the development of Vancouver and the west coast of North America. We are very pleased to have retained David Wong and Jim Lehto to undertake a review of the expansion opportunities with the City of Vancouver for our head office location. DW|SSA understood land use policies & zoning, and worked efficiently and effectively with City staff. We definitely benefited from DW|SSA's professionalism and deep knowledge in design, process, and execution of the project
Dallas Leung
Vice President, Terminal Systems Inc.
In the formative years of Paul Merrick Architects, David Wong was a key contributor to most of the significant projects in the practice at that time. These included Cathedral Place and City Square, where he was an integral part of both the design development and technical documentation group. More important, David's enthusiasm, energy, and wit constituted both the "catalyst" and the "glue" that fostered the joy, pride, and professional energy inherent in our work
Paul Merrick
Principal, Merrick Architecture
We chose David Wong to be our Architect for our new BCGEU Fraser Valley office in Langley, metro Vancouver's fastest growing community, because David understood the importance of a healthy work place. More important, the building has achieved LEED Gold and now doubly serves to educate others on how and why green buildings are smart for business!
David Vipond
Director, BC Government Services and Employees Union
It has been a great pleasure working with David! We were new to Canada… David gave 110% effort and support in our renovation and performed a miracle to change a big monster house into a modern and eco-friendly home we really love! I can't imagine how hard it would have been without David – his honesty, integrity, and professionalism really helped give peace of mind in our undertaking of this challenge!
Bill Kwan
Private residence, Vancouver
David brings passion and immense energy to everything he does. Lots of fun to dream and scheme with, and always sets his own bar high. Working with David was a blast. His passion is infectious, his work ethic is remarkable, and his creativity resulted in an office that – for the first time in six years – truly feels like us. And he worked within a very tight budget to boot!
Michelle Hoar
Business Director, The Tyee.ca
David and I have collaborated on green initiatives over the past 15 years, most notably in the promotion sustainable development both in Vancouver and abroad. David is a highly respected member of the local community, and an accomplished professional who is a pleasure to work with. As a practicing Architect and an Urban Ecologist, David's holistic understanding of planning and design are a uniquely indispensable asset
Derek Lee
Principal, PWL Partnership