Patkau Architects: Material Operations
Material Operations investigates how the qualities of commonly available construction materials and modest but unconventional techniques may produce buildable, expressive forms with inherent structural capacity and evocative identities.
Patkau Architects is an innovative architecture and design research studio based in Vancouver, Canada. There are currently four principals: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau, Greg Boothroyd and David Shone, and two associates: Shane O'Neill and Peter Suter. In over 30 years of practice, both in Canada and in the United States, Patkau Architects has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of building types for a diverse range of clients. Projects vary in scale from gallery installations to master planning, from modest houses to major urban libraries.