• Leadership Team Leadership Team[Bio]

    Leadership Team

  • Gregory Henriquez Gregory Henriquez
    Managing Partner[Bio]

    Gregory Henriquez
    Managing Partner

    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 socially, culturally, and environmentally sustainable projects are having a major impact on shaping local communities. He recently 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.

    Contact Gregory through Nicolette Williams.


  • Richard Henriquez Richard Henriquez
    Founding Partner[Bio]

    Richard Henriquez
    Founding Partner

    Richard is a major figure in Canadian architecture. His iconic buildings comprise a significant portion of the architectural legacy of both the lower mainland and the country at large. Richard is the Founding Partner of Henriquez Partners Architects.

    Working from an imaginative tradition as a sculptor and assembler of form, Richard transforms projects into highly symbolic works narrated through public ritual, myth, and traces of memory—real or imagined. His profound visions for places and communities are evident in projects such as Vancouver’s Gaslight Square, the Environmental Sciences Building at Trent University, New Westminster’s Justice Institute of British Columbia, the Sinclair Centre, and SAGE at Wesbrook Place.

    In 2005, Richard won the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), which is the most prestigious award for lifetime achievement in Canadian architecture. He has been bestowed with numerous other honours, including RAIC/Governor General’s Awards, Lieutenant Governor’s Awards, an honourary Doctor of Laws from Simon Fraser University in 2009, and an AIBC Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.

    Contact Richard through Carmen Wong.


  • Patricia Tewfik Patricia Tewfik
    Managing Director[Bio]

    Patricia Tewfik
    Managing Director

    Patricia is a strong asset to the Henriquez Partners team with sixteen years of operational and financial experience as a business decision maker, strategic advisor and people leader. Patricia earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations from the University of British Columbia, and she is also a Chartered Accountant. Patricia is responsible for the stewardship of all business and operational activities of the firm including strategy, business development, business operations, finances and resources.

    Pat is driven by excellence: “… that makes a difference. Being passionate and excelling at what we do in life is meaningful and rewarding. It becomes exceptional when our excellence contributes in a meaningful way to the lives of others. As an Architecture firm we have an amazing opportunity to build beautiful communities that are sustainable, socially inclusive and culturally diverse for generations to enjoy.”

  • Peter Wood Peter Wood
    Director of Architecture[Bio]

    Peter Wood
    Director of Architecture

    Peter Wood is an incredible asset to the firm. He has taken a leadership role in two of the office’s most significant large-scale projects in recent years. Peter is currently the Director-in-Charge of TELUS Garden and was also the Associate-in-Charge of the Woodward’s Redevelopment.

    Prior to joining Henriquez Partners Architects in 2002, Peter headed his own design studio. He has extensive experience designing art galleries and received a Prairie Design Award of Excellence for the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art in Calgary. His work has been published in Azure, Canadian Architect, and Western Living magazines. Peter holds a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of British Columbia.

  • Rui Nunes Rui Nunes
    Director of Architecture[Bio]

    Rui Nunes
    Director of Architecture

    Combining an artistic eye with technical precision, Rui Nunes has played a leadership role in several major projects. He is currently overseeing the design of 3 million sf of residential area on the Oakridge Mall Redevelopment site. In his tenure here he has led a number of significant projects such as the SFU Shrum Chemistry Renovation, the SAGE residential tower at Wesbrook Place at UBC, and the Lynn Valley Town Centre and Library, which was the recipient of an Award of Excellence in 2009. A LEED AP, he was also the project team lead on the BC Cancer Research Centre, the first LEED Gold Laboratory in Canada.

    In addition to his leadership and design skills, Rui is also an award-winning photographer having exhibited and published internationally.

  • Shawn LaPointe Shawn LaPointe
    Director of Architecture[Bio]

    Shawn LaPointe
    Director of Architecture

    Since joining Henriquez Partners Architects in 2001, Shawn Lapointe has become a valuable, proactive member of the office. He has lent his diverse talents to a range of projects, including the Woodward’s Redevelopment, Gastown Parkades, and the BC Cancer Research Centre. Originally from Campbelltown, New Brunswick, Shawn holds a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

    Shawn is inspired by design excellence: “I always strive for design excellence through the production and delivery of our design documents and site coordination. This is an essential step in realizing the creative designs that are intrinsic to our office.”

  • Norman Huth Norman Huth
    Director of Interior Architecture[Bio]

    Norman Huth
    Director of Interior Architecture

    Norman Huth is an experienced Senior Architect who is dedicated to developing innovative design solutions tailored to each individual client’s needs. He is currently applying his blend of creativity and craftsmanship to a number of projects with the firm. Norman’s specialized area of focus is residential design, which he considers one of the most vital forms of architecture. Originally from Winnipeg, Norman holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba. He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.

    Norman is driven by history and narrative: “Every building or project has a story. Whether this story is derived from an awareness of the past, timeless culture, ongoing human order, or other topical forces, it directs the decisions made throughout the design process and gives meaning to the ultimate product.”

  • Veronica Gillies Veronica Gillies
    Director of Innovation[Bio]

    Veronica Gillies
    Director of Innovation

    Veronica is an author, architect and leader in the buildings industry. She has a proven track record and an extensive background in the leadership, design and execution of a wide range of facilities including commercial, mixed use and institutional projects across Canada and Europe. With the fusion of design training and business education, Veronica approaches projects by connecting design thinking to strategic business goals. She is passionate about architecture that merges modern design with innovative building science. She also believes that the forefront of design and development has an obligation to inform and excite in addition to merging environmental concerns, economic responsibility, community sensitivity and cultural connection. In her role as Director of Innovation, she brings her broad business experience and methodical approach to thinking about the future to focus on delivery of collaborative research, engagement initiatives and pursue opportunities for innovation. Her mandate is to inform practice from a balanced perspective of what is now, what is new and what is next.

    Veronica is active in a number of industry organizations on a Board or Advisory capacity. She currently sits as President of the BC Construction Roundtable and is on her second appointment to the Vancouver Urban Design Panel. She was named a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2013.


  • Associates Associates[Bio]


  • Jaime Dejo Jaime Dejo

    Jaime Dejo

    Over the course of his nearly 20 years with Henriquez Partners Architects, Jaime Dejo has become a valuable member of the team. In addition to overseeing all of the firm’s construction administration, Jaime was the Project Architect for the Gastown Parkades and the Coal Harbour Community Centre. Jaime is from Peru, where he obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma in Lima.

    Jaime is driven by inspired spaces: “’Space has always been the spiritual dimension of architecture. It is not the physical statement of structure so much as what it contains that moves us.’ — Arthur Erickson”

  • Brock Cheadle Brock Cheadle

    Brock Cheadle

    Since joining Henriquez Partners Architects in 2001, Brock Cheadle has worked on a diverse scale of projects, from a custom single-family residence to a large mixed-use development. Brock has lent his extensive design skills and keen eye for detail to projects such as Granville at 70th and 700 West Eighth. Originally from Toronto, Ontario, Brock holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of British Columbia. He is a LEED Accredited Professional.

    Brock is driven by design excellence: “Design excellence encompasses social justice, poetry, history, narrative, inclusivity, environmental sustainability, and cultural sustainability.”

  • May So May So

    May So

    May So’s combined editorial and architectural skills have made her a valued asset within the office. She has contributed design and project leadership to the Woodward’s Redevelopment, the SFU Shrum Chemistry Renew, and TELUS Garden. May also played a significant role in coordinating and writing text for Body Heat: The Story of the Woodward’s Redevelopment and Towards An Ethical Architecture: Issues Within the Work of Gregory Henriquez. May is from Hong Kong and she holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia.

    May is driven by social justice: “Valuing the dignity of every human being focuses my work on providing individuals—particularly the marginalized and vulnerable—equality of opportunity by attending to their needs for a sense of place, security, and belonging. I advocate for and participate in civic-oriented projects that build collaborative relationships of respect and compassion and that advance the right of every person to live in socially, economically, and environmentally healthy communities.”

  • Dallas Hong Dallas Hong

    Dallas Hong

    Since joining Henriquez Partners Architects in 2002, Dallas Hong has contributed to shaping the technical and aesthetic components of a number of key projects, including Granville at 70th, SAGE at Wesbrook Place, and the Lynn Valley Town Centre and Library. Dallas is from Vancouver, and he holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia.

    Dallas is inspired by design excellence: “In its most expansive definition, design excellence subtends social justice, poetry, history, inclusivity, inspired spaces, future generations, the planet, and cultural sustainability. Architecture is complicated and for it to be meaningful, it must engage the complexity.”

  • Keith Smith Keith Smith

    Keith Smith

    Keith Smith brings a combinative knowledge of commercial, retail, and multi-unit residential to the firm. Originally from County Cavan, Ireland, Keith relocated to London, England to study Architecture at Kingston University, and became a member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.

    Keith believes in Design Excellence: “I am endlessly inspired by the process of making architecture. R. Buckminster Fuller once remarked ‘When I think I’ve solved a problem, if it’s not beautiful I know I haven’t solved it.’”

  • Christian Schimert Christian Schimert

    Christian Schimert

    A valued member of Henriquez Partners from 2000–2011, Christian Schimert rejoins the HPA team as Senior Project Manager. Christian brings his expertise in space planning, unit layout, envelope / steel detailing, shopping centres and theatre design to projects such as Grosvenor and Davie & Broughton. Christian studied architecture in Kaiserslautern and Munich (Germany), and holds a Diplom Ingenieur degree in Architecture (Masters of Science MSc). Christian is a Registered Architect in the United Kingdom and a member of the Architects Registration Board.

    Christian is driven by design excellence: “Determination and attention to detail together with keeping the big picture in mind leads to the realization of a projects full potential.”

  • Architects & Designers Architects & Designers[Bio]

    Architects & Designers

  • AJ Vaid AJ Vaid
    Architect AAA[Bio]

    AJ Vaid
    Architect AAA

    AJ leverages her expertise in master planning, institutional, mixed-use residential and retail design as Architect with HPA. Originally hailing from Punjab, India, AJ has lived, studied and worked in a variety of cities across Canada including Kitimat BC, Waterloo, Montreal and Calgary. AJ completed her Architecture Technology Diploma from BCIT, and her undergraduate and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Waterloo.

    AJ values inspiration: “Architecture should aim to inspire humanity and be a catalyst for change. If my work can make one pause – even for a moment – and inspire using texture, colour, light, depth, height, story and poetry, then that one still moment can be a transformative one.”

    To build is a sacred act, an action that transforms a condition of nature into a condition of culture.” – Mario Botta

  • Alan Bushby Alan Bushby
    Project Manager[Bio]

    Alan Bushby
    Project Manager

    Al brings specific expertise in Revit and construction documentation to HPA. Originally from Channg Islands, Al holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Plymouth University and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia.

    Al is driven by exchange and learning: “A firm believer in sharing ideas, values, concepts in an environment that inspires learning, creativity and exploration, growing together, bettering our collective expectations.


  • Bas Olsman Bas Olsman
    Project Manager[Bio]

    Bas Olsman
    Project Manager

    Bas Olsman has played an instrumental role in Granville at 70th during design development and working drawings. Bas is from Hardenberg in the Netherlands, and he holds a Bachelor of Science from the Delft University of Technology and a Master of Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Bas is a certified LEED Green Associate.

    Bas is driven by design excellence: “Design excellence to me is a solution that represents a project’s function and place, while working with our planet in a sustainable way. In my work, I try to use ideas that achieve both these goals at the same time”

  • Benyi Hu Benyi Hu

    Benyi Hu

    Benyi Hu’s skills in 3D modeling, rendering and design have contributed to a variety of projects at Henriquez Partners Architects. A Victoria native, Benyi studied architecture at Ryerson University, where he received a Bachelor of Architectural Science.

    Benyi is driven by sustainable design: “Sustainable design is fundamental in reducing a building’s environmental impact. It is essential to use design strategies to maintain energy efficiency over a building’s lifecycle. Architecture should be conceived with future generations in mind.”

  • Brad McCoy Brad McCoy
    Project Manager[Bio]

    Brad McCoy
    Project Manager

    Brad McCoy’s focused and professional attitude make him a invaluable addition to an array of projects, including the York Theatre, 6th & Fir, and Granville at 70th. Brad is from Boston, and he holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

    Brad is driven by inspired spaces: “The construction of imagination allows building to embody inspiration.”

  • Chanhoo Kim Chanhoo Kim

    Chanhoo Kim

    Chanhoo Kim brings his expertise in 3D modelling and rendering as a Designer with Henriquez Partners Architects. Originally from South Korea, Chanhoo received his Master of Architecture from Ryerson University and is also a LEED Green Associate.

    Chanhoo is driven by inspired spaces: “Architecture can be expressed in many ways including proportion, craftsmanship and meticulously designed spaces. I am constantly driven and inspired by spaces that demonstrate exceptional architectural quality.”


  • Chris Boldt Chris Boldt
    Project Architect[Bio]

    Chris Boldt
    Project Architect

    Chris Boldt brings flexibility and a diverse skill set to numerous projects, including the York Theatre heritage restoration and the mixed-use development at Sapperton. Chris is from Olympia, Washington. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia.

    Chris is driven by inclusivity: “Architecture is for everyone. Places that inspire people in different ways, according to their point of view, are most successful. Testing architecture through the lens of multiple narratives—past, future, young, old, familiar, unfamiliar—is a great way to produce robust, empathetic, and sustainable environments.”

  • Claire Wang Claire Wang

    Claire Wang

    Claire is a recent grad from the Master of Urban Design program at UBC and brings her passion for place-making and design for the public realm to Henriquez Partners.

    Claire values design excellence: “I aspire to design exceptional places for people, the community and the environment…to create last values for places around the world.”

  • Daniel Farid Daniel Farid

    Daniel Farid

    Daniel leverages his skills in design, construction, model making and visualization as Designer with Henriquez Partners. Originally from Ottawa, Daniel received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carleton University and his Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.

    Daniel values design excellence: “The excellence of design is in its capacity to honour, understand and relate historical, social, political, structural and aesthetic contexts and needs. I am inspired by multidisciplinary, collaborative architecture, and the opportunity to create inhabitable, meaningful and transcendent narratives.”

  • Daniel Rodriguez Daniel Rodriguez
    Senior Project Architect[Bio]

    Daniel Rodriguez
    Senior Project Architect

    Daniel brings 30+ years experience in project design and management, and contract documents / administration as Senior Project Architect with HPA. Originally from Medellin, Colombia, Daniel received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Idaho, and is a registered architect in Colombia.

    Daniel values design excellence: “Design Excellence provides solutions for everyday necessities required by mankind at the individual and collective level. It organizes matter in a manner that stimulates our senses as human beings.”

  • Daphne Nicolas Daphne Nicolas

    Daphne Nicolas

    Daphne brings knowledge of urban master planning, residential design, finishing and details, and graphic design to the firm. Daphne is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Santa Maria University. She also holds a Master of Architecture from the Barcelona Institute of Architecture and is registered with the Venezuela Association of Architects (CAV) as well as the Venezuela Association of Engineers (CIV).

    Daphne is driven by cultural sustainability: “I believe great Architecture is functional art within a productive urban fabric. I envision habitable, organic, sustainable, and self-sufficient structures that are accessible to the community and improve people’s quality of life.”

  • Dominic Mahony Dominic Mahony

    Dominic Mahony

    Dominic leverages his experience in the schematic design, design development and working drawing phases as Designer with HPA. Originally from Walsall, West Midlands UK, Dominic received his Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from the University of Kingston, and a Bachelor Diploma in Fine Art from the University of Central England, Birmingham.

    Dominic values timelessness: “…only great buildings are architectural – timelessness is a key ingredient in achieving great architecture in the built environment.”
    the fiction is already there…the writer’s task is to invent the reality’ – JG Ballard

  • Dragoslav Mitic Dragoslav Mitic
    Senior Project Manager[Bio]

    Dragoslav Mitic
    Senior Project Manager

    Dragoslav Mitic is an experienced designer with a broad background in residential towers and mixed-use developments. He is currently focusing on the construction documents for TELUS Garden. Originally from Serbia, Dragoslav holds a Master of Architecture from Belgrade University.

    Dragoslav is driven by design excellence: “Design excellence is defined by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, inclusivity, and other characteristics. The biggest challenge is to fulfill and coordinate all of them.”

  • Edgar Leon Edgar Leon
    Senior Designer[Bio]

    Edgar Leon
    Senior Designer


  • Elena Vakhraveema Elena Vakhraveema

    Elena Vakhraveema

    Elena brings her expertise in BIM management, REVIT, institutional building design and interiors as Designer at Henriquez Partners. Elena received her BAS and MArch from Carleton University, and was born in Moscow, Russia.

    Elena values design excellence: “Design Excellence is an all encompassing term that combines commitment, engagement, responsibility, expertise, awareness, experience, creative judgement and passion to make a positive change for today and the future. It is what I aim for anytime I’m involved in the architectural process, however small or complicated the task may be.”

  • Emily Koo Emily Koo

    Emily Koo

    Born in Korea and raised in the Okanagan Valley, Emily Koo holds a Bachelor of Science (Architecture) from McGill University.

    Emily is driven by design excellence: “Great architecture brings intellectual rigour and flexibility. Throughout the design process, the balance between technical accuracy and creativity is critical to achieve a successful project.”

  • Emma Buchanan Emma Buchanan

    Emma Buchanan

    Emma Buchanan brings a combinative knowledge of aquatic and recreational facilities, large scale retail, and hospitality projects to the firm. Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, Emma studied at Victoria University, in Wellington, New Zealand, where she completed her Bachelor of Architecture.

    Emma is driven by social justice and inclusivity: Architecture should be accessible to everyone and it should enrich the community around it and bring positive change to its locale.

  • Erik Roth Erik Roth
    Senior Project Architect[Bio]

    Erik Roth
    Senior Project Architect

    Since joining Henriquez Partners Architects in 2005, Erik Roth’s reliability and consistently high standards have made him a key part of major projects such as the Woodward’s Redevelopment and TELUS Garden. Starting with the firm as a model maker, Erik has developed a wide-ranging skill set that lends itself to almost every aspect of project development. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Architecture from McGill University.

    Erik is driven by inspired spaces: “In our world of impersonal architecture, where buildings are bought and sold as commodities, or are judged simply by how well they perform a function, we must strive to create an architecture that inspires. If a project fails to evoke any emotion in its users, it’s a failure.”

  • Frank Stebner Frank Stebner
    Senior Architect[Bio]

    Frank Stebner
    Senior Architect

    Frank Stebner has been with the firm for 30 years, during which time he has played an invaluable role in a wide range of projects that includes the Justice Institute of British Columbia and Dockside Live/Work. Frank brings experience and leadership skills to all of his work. Originally from Germany, Frank studied at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg before moving to Vancouver.

    Frank is driven by design excellence: “Design excellence incorporates social justice, poetry, inclusivity, and sustainability. We need a standard of design excellence that translates from design vision all the way to actual construction.”

  • Ginny Chiu Ginny Chiu

    Ginny Chiu

    Ginny brings diverse building technology experience in residential, commercial, retail, institutional and community projects as Technologist with HPA. A native of Richmond, BC, Ginny honed her skills from a 9-year stint in Calgary.

  • Gustavo González Gustavo González
    Senior Project Manager[Bio]

    Gustavo González
    Senior Project Manager

    Gustavo González has over 15 years of experience in the practice of architecture and construction, with completed projects in the US, Colombia, Panama and Venezuela. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia as well as a Master of Urban Design and Planning from City University of New York. Gustavo’s international experience, project management expertise and advanced technological knowledge of current building systems makes him a great asset to the Henriquez Partners architectural team.

    Gustavo is driven by place and identity: “With every project, I see Architecture as a dialogue with the forces of life, rooted in the tension of the development of ideas that are powerful, distinctive and relevant to the specifics of a place – or individuals – to create identity, in the complex ever-changing landscape of a city.”

  • Ji-Young Soulliere Ji-Young Soulliere

    Ji-Young Soulliere

    Ji-Young Soulliere brings a well-rounded multidisciplinary design-sense to the firm. She has contributed to single and multi-family dwellings, residential high-rises, institutional, and transit architecture. Originally from Seoul, Korea, Ji-Young attended University in Japan before completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary.

    Ji-Young is driven by design excellence: “The detail tells the tale.” – Jean Labatut

  • Joanna Kruk Joanna Kruk
    Project Manager[Bio]

    Joanna Kruk
    Project Manager

    Joanna Kruk brings her background in residential, commercial, retail and institutional design as Project Manager with Henriquez Partners. Joanna possesses over 18 years experience in all project phases including design development, construction documentation, consultant coordination, contract administration and closeout. Originally from Poland, Joanna received a BAA (Interior Design) from Ryerson University and a MArch from the University of British Columbia.

    Joanna values social sustainability: “I am passionate and committed to sustainability, and strive to apply my background in green design to my project work. As a LEED-registered professional, I’ve led green initiatives and organized office-wide green programs. My 18 years of design, production and project execution is complemented by knowledge gained while problem solving with clients, consultants and contractors.”

  • Jozef Pavlik Jozef Pavlik

    Jozef Pavlik

    As an Architect with Henriquez Partners Architects, Jozef Pavlik applies his expertise in design development and working drawings to numerous projects, including 6th & Fir, 60 West Cordova, the York Theatre, and Granville at 70th. Jozef is from Slovakia, where he obtained a Master in Architecture from the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava.

    Jozef’s work is inspired by poetry: “Buildings, they are 3-D poems about the way a life should be lived.”

  • Keith Weiss Keith Weiss
    Graphic / Web Designer[Bio]

    Keith Weiss
    Graphic / Web Designer

    With freelance, studio and in-house experience, Keith brings an intuitive and research-based approach to print and interaction design. Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, he received a BAA (Visual Communications) from Medicine Hat College in Alberta, then studied interaction design at Emily Carr University.

    Keith values inspiration: “Cultivating empathy for the intended user and regarding that as central to the design process can create inspired and timeless results.”

  • Leah Porter Leah Porter
    Model Maker[Bio]

    Leah Porter
    Model Maker

    After completing her BASc in Environmental Design, Leah joins Henriquez Partners as Model Maker.

    Leah values social sustainability: “I believe successful architecture responds to the needs and character of a community. Design excellence is defined by the ability to identify and address the current and future demands of inhabitants, in turn creating impactful purpose.”

  • Mackenzie Nixon Mackenzie Nixon

    Mackenzie Nixon

    Mackenzie was raised in Calgary, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary. Mackenzie brings 3D modeling and graphic design skills to the firm.

    Mackenzie is driven by design excellence: “I am inspired by architecture that fulfills both it’s social and environmental responsibilities, while also creating compelling and innovative space. To me, design excellence is achieved at the intersection of these values.”

  • Max Senini Max Senini

    Max Senini

    Max brings international experience from a stint in Beijing, China, and expertise in digital modelling / physical prototyping as Designer with Henriquez Partners. Max received his Master of Architecture from the University of Calgary and his Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy major) from Concordia University.

    Max values design excellence: “With the past as precedent and the future as pure possibility, architecture operates as a powerful vehicle towards change and societal utility.”

  • Mehdi Einifar Mehdi Einifar

    Mehdi Einifar

    Mehdi utilizes his background in design research and transformative architecture as a Designer with Henriquez Partners. Originally from Tehran, Iran, Mehdi received a Bachelor of Architecture from Azad University-Tehran Central Branch, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Tehran. Mehdi is currently completing his PhD in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary.

    Mehdi values design excellence: “The only permanent thing is constant change. Architecture of change is architecture that performs well through time, adapts to the ever-changing needs of its users, and is transformed by and transforms the context and people it serves.”

  • Michael Mychajlyszyn Michael Mychajlyszyn
    Senior Architect[Bio]

    Michael Mychajlyszyn
    Senior Architect

    A LEED Accredited Professional, Mike Mychajlyszyn brings extensive experience in sustainable development and heritage restoration to his position of Senior Architect with Henriquez Partners Architects. Mike is currently overseeing the construction administration of the York Theatre heritage revitalization and he is the project lead for 250 Powell, which sees a former remand centre transformed into social housing. Mike is originally from Winnipeg where he obtained a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba.

    Mike’s work is informed by future generations: “As architects, we are stewards of the built environment and the profession, and must ensure there are opportunities for future generations. We grow and pass on knowledge and experience, we are not born with it.

  • Payam Ashjae Payam Ashjae
    Senior Designer[Bio]

    Payam Ashjae
    Senior Designer

    Payam Ashjae’s excellent design and visualization skills have contributed to both TELUS Garden and Granville at 70th. Payam is from Iran, and he holds a Master in Architecture from Azad University in Tehran. He is currently an Intern Architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

    Payam is driven by poetry: “During the design procedure, a piece of the human spirit is progressively woven into the substance of a project. It’s as if this humane secret is relocated into another corporal body.”

  • Peyman Poostchi Peyman Poostchi
    Model Maker[Bio]

    Peyman Poostchi
    Model Maker

    Peyman brings his expertise in performative design strategies as Model Maker with Henriquez Partners. Originally hailing from Iran, Peyman received his Bachelor of Architecture from Azad University of Central Tehran, and his Master of Architecture from Staedelschule (SAC). Currently, Peyman is completing his PhD in computational media design from the University of Calgary.

    Peyman values design excellence: “The emergence of computational techniques and technologies has provided contemporary architecture with results that were never possible before. Such an advanced digitally-driven approach should inform design to fabrication processes to achieve a higher performance architecture conceptually, technically and formally.”

  • Quinci Cohen Quinci Cohen
    Graphic Designer[Bio]

    Quinci Cohen
    Graphic Designer

    Born in Toronto, raised in Accra, Ghana, Quinci is a Vancouver-based designer that attended Emily Carr University of Art + Design, graduating with a BA in Design (Communication Design major). Quinci brings a strong passion and background in publication design, typography, and branding to the graphic design team at Henriquez Partners Architects.

    Quinci is driven by design excellence. “Dedication to fidelity and detail in design is important to me. Prioritizing the finer points of any particular craft is what truly pushes a project from being great to absolutely excellent.”

  • Saleh Niakouei Saleh Niakouei

    Saleh Niakouei

    With a background in architectural design, interior design and landscape design, Saleh joins HPA as Designer. Originally from Iran, Saleh received his Bachelor of Architecture from Shahid Rajaee University and his Master of Architecture from Tarbiat Modares University.

    Sales values design excellence: “I believe design excellence is an important value in architecture that cannot be defined by a single word; rather, a complex balance of form, function, environment and technology is required. Architecture that is visually engaging and contextually responsive to the community creates a sense of place that is timeless; for me, these qualities evoke design excellence.

  • Shenpei Ha Shenpei Ha

    Shenpei Ha

    Shenpei applies his skills in concept design and model making as Designer at Henriquez Partners. Born in China and raised in London, Shenpei received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Manchester, a Professional Diploma in Architecture from CASS School of Architecture, and is also a RIBA Associate member.

    Shenpei values social sustainability: “Listening is a powerful act; it ensures the needs of the end user are heard and that a building ultimately serves the community. Architecture should reach deep and touch everyone’s heart.”

  • Silvia Guzman Silvia Guzman

    Silvia Guzman

    Born in Mexico City, Silvia earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico and went on to complete a Master of Advanced Studies in Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining Henriquez Partners, Silvia contributed to various urban planning projects in California and Vancouver. She also brings valuable experience in residential, corporate and institutional interior design to the firm.

    Silvia is driven by design excellence: Design excellence to me is a combination of a strong respect for context and the environment, and ultimately promoting well being and harmony for the user. Regarding aesthetics, I believe “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.

  • Tiphaine Maisonneuve-Le Brec Tiphaine Maisonneuve-Le Brec

    Tiphaine Maisonneuve-Le Brec

    Originally a native of Brest, France, Tiphaine is a AIBC-Registered Architect with a detailed background in construction documentation. Tiphaine trained at Ecole Nationale Superiere d’Architecture de Bretagne in Rennes, France and is a LEED-accredited professional.

    Tiphaine is driven by Inclusivity: “Inclusivity calls for the juggling of constraints from teams to technologies, from builders to users, from weather to urban impact, with respect to the design intent. Caring about every aspect of the project will lead to success.”

  • Tri To Tri To
    Senior Technologist [Bio]

    Tri To
    Senior Technologist

    Tri brings 20+ years experience in detailing as Senior Technologist with Henriquez Partners. Originally from Vietnam, Tri received a CAD / CAM Diploma from BCIT.

    Tri values design excellence: “I’m inspired by the buildings I work on, and aim to create exceptional work.”

  • Vladimir Lee Vladimir Lee

    Vladimir Lee

    Originally from Kazakhstan, Vladimir received his Bachelor of Architecture from Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering, and his Certificate of Architectural and Building Engineering Technology from BCIT.

    Vladimir values design excellence: “In my work, I aspire to achieve maximum design expressiveness and ergonomics with minimal resources.”

  • Yann Angelini Yann Angelini
    3D Visualization Artist[Bio]

    Yann Angelini
    3D Visualization Artist

    Yann brings his skills in visualization and digital design as 3D Visualization Artist with Henriquez Partners. A native of La Rochelle, France, Yann received a DEESIM Bachelor from ESTEI School in Bordeaux.

    Yann values sustainability: “I think buildings should imitate ecological systems.”

  • Yishan Yue Yishan Yue

    Yishan Yue

    Yishan brings her skills in architectural design as Designer with Henriquez Partners. Originally from China, Yishan received her Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto.

    Yishan values design excellence: Design excellence to me is to thoughtfully consider architecture at every scale, with respect to context and the end user.

  • Jacob Henriquez Jacob Henriquez
    Visualization Assistant[Bio]

    Jacob Henriquez
    Visualization Assistant

    Jacob Henriquez is an aspiring architect who plans on pursuing his architectural studies at the University of Toronto. Jacob joins Henriquez Partners as Intern / Visualization Assistant for the second year running, and is is a Vancouver native who recently graduated from high school.

    Jacob values inclusivity and timelessness: “Our time in this world is limited; finite. It is essential that we translate our experiences into what we create and include all in the beauty that we bring to this world. We must create pieces that will outlive us and carry on our own legacies.”

  • Managers & Administrative Staff Managers & Administrative Staff[Bio]

    Managers & Administrative Staff

  • Alexis Mitchell Alexis Mitchell
    Operations Manager[Bio]

    Alexis Mitchell
    Operations Manager

    In her role as Operations Manager Alexis Mitchell calls on years of experience in administration and providing high-level executive support. Alexis’ role encompasses project management for Gregory Henriquez and ensuring the office runs smoothly. Alexis holds a Bachelor of Art in Art History from the University of British Columbia and a Certificate in Interior Design from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

    Alexis’ work is driven by inspiring spaces: “The environments people live in affect their lives significantly. Designing spaces that evoke emotion influences how people live, move, function, and feel.”


  • John Ngan John Ngan
    Graphic Design Manager[Bio]

    John Ngan
    Graphic Design Manager

    John is a CGD-certified Graphic Designer from Vancouver, BC who brings a strong brand identity and communication design background to the Henriquez Partners management team. He completed a BA in Design (Communication Design major) from Emily Carr Institute of Art + Design, and a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia, where he also studied in the Masters of Architecture program.

    John is driven by design excellence. “I have been exposed to art and design since elementary school. I believe in infusing meaning, relevance and craft into the work I produce. I use every new project as an opportunity to explore something new.”

  • Maciej Janikowski Maciej Janikowski
    Visualization Manager[Bio]

    Maciej Janikowski
    Visualization Manager

    Maciej brings in-depth experience in visualization and building design as 3D Visualization Artist with Henriquez Partners. Originally from Poland, Maciej received his Diploma of Architecture from Germany and brings an international perspective to his work.

    Maciej values inspiration: “Watching the surrounding world more closely helps create impressive visualizations.”

  • Michael Horta Michael Horta
    BIM Manager[Bio]

    Michael Horta
    BIM Manager

    Michael leverages his experience as an architectural BIM consultant, trainer and designer as BIM Manager with HPA. Born and raised in the Bronx and Manhattan, Michael studied architecture at the New York Institute of Technology (Manhattan Campus).

    Michael values design excellence: “Design today should be created with the latest technological tools and processes, such as BIM, without allowing technology to determine our design.”

  • Patty Zheng Patty Zheng

    Patty Zheng

    As the office Accountant, Patty Zheng brings attention to detail and skill with numbers to overseeing accounts, the general ledger, payroll, and the extended health plan. Originally from China, Patty holds a Bachelor of Science from Fujian Normal University.

  • Andrea Smith Andrea Smith
    Finance & HR Administrator[Bio]

    Andrea Smith
    Finance & HR Administrator

    Andrea Smith brings organizational aptitude, extensive experience in customer service, and a friendly disposition to the firm. In her role as Office Administrator, Andrea supports project, general office and human resource administration. In addition, she performs assistant functions for the firm’s Managing Director to help keep the office running smoothly. Andrea is from Williams Lake and holds a degree in Hotel Management from Royal Roads University.

    Andrea is driven by sustainability: “Every day brings so many opportunities to perform actions that help our planet. Designing spaces that encourage these actions goes a long way to ensuring our planet stays beautiful and sustainable for generations to come.”

  • Nicolette Williams Nicolette Williams
    Executive Assistant to Gregory Henriquez[Bio]

    Nicolette Williams
    Executive Assistant to Gregory Henriquez

    A native of Port Macquarie, Australia, Nicolette Wiliiams brings her poise and project management skills as Executive Assistant with Henriquez Partners. Nicolette received a Diploma of Business Management from APM College of Business and Communication, where she also received her Project Management Certificate.

    Nicolette values the power of inspiration: “It is inspiring to be part of a workplace that embodies my experience of life in Vancouver – sustainable, innovative and beautiful. ”


  • Sarah Oxland Sarah Oxland
    Construction Administration[Bio]

    Sarah Oxland
    Construction Administration

    Sarah is from North Vancouver and brings excellent customer service and administrative skills to the Henriquez Partners reception desk. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, where she majored in Sociology, and she is currently working towards completion of a Diploma in Accounting.

    Sarah is driven by social justice: “It is important to me that the place I work is aligned with my values when it comes to social issues. After some eye opening experiences growing up, I felt compelled to study Sociology in University and was inspired by ideas of equality and community. Through my work at Henriquez Partners, I hope to better understand how the design of spaces can facilitate social interaction and create more cohesive communities.”

  • Carmen Wong Carmen Wong

    Carmen Wong

    Carmen brings her exceptional customer service abilities and communication skills as Receptionist with Henriquez Partners. Originally from Brandon, Manitoba, Carmen has a background in the hospitality industry, and has received a diploma in Hospitality Management and completed her Intermediate Management Modules.

    Carmen values inclusivity: “HPA emphasizes inclusivity in both its work and internal practices. Inclusivity allows us to progress forward, while ensuring the well being of communities.”

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