Randy Burghardt

Randy was a thoughtful and valued member of our little family for more than a decade. We were heartbroken when he died. Karen wrote the most beautiful piece on him.

Carscadden HQ

Vancouver, BC

After 19 years in the Downtown Eastside and 11 years on East Hastings, we moved to new digs just a little further east. We’re still bike-able, we’ve got more light, and we’re now carbon free. Stop by any time!

Photography: Andrew Latreille

Dr. Bonnie Henry locks down BC

It came fast and sudden, but in retrospect wasn’t too surprising. We’re grateful we made it through and know that it was a lot harder for some others.

Emma Carscadden

Emma Carscadden Headshot

Partner, Director of Communications + Strategy (Joined June 2001)

Architecture matters – perhaps most to the people who don’t even realize that it does. My job is to communicate that.

Global Climate March

On September 27 our whole office – and maybe the whole city – said together that the Climate Crisis is paramount.

Bruce Carscadden

Bruce Carscadden


Bruce left an indelible mark on architecture in BC and a lasting legacy in the way we view architecture and how we practice it. Thank-you, Bruce.

Canada ratifies the Paris Climate Accords

Forward is forward. The Paris agreement wasn’t perfect, but it was something so that we could do the next thing.

Carscadden SWAG

Vancouver, BC

We make stuff too sometimes, which is fun. Books, bike kits, and mud flaps.

We also do friends’ jerseys, but only if they ask nicely.

Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald Headshot

Partner (Joined May 2007)

There is a knife edge between indulgent and practical in architecture. That’s where we live.

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

Vancouver was a funny place in the run-up to the Games. Weirdly insulated from the fiancial crash shortly before, and energized almost as much as in ’86.