About us

hcma designs buildings, brands, and shared experiences that connect people. Because with collective strength, communities can work together to make a difference to the issues that matter.

We’re interdisciplinary by design. Designers, architects, researchers, strategists, all working together to create the lasting change we want to see in the world.

Collective strength empowers our practice. Driven by relentless curiosity, we work as one to solve complex problems from every angle. Advocating for inclusive, accessible design that embraces everyone and minimizes environmental impact.

Exterior shot of Clayton Community Centre.
Michael Phair addressing the crowd in front of the confetti wall at the park that was named in his honour.
Wood cut hcma logo made from different types of wood.
Woman in wheelchair being assisted down a ramp into the water.

Brand + digital
Inclusive design

We’re multi-skilled, but driven by a shared purpose: to maximize positive impact. We achieve it by learning from others. By challenging ourselves. And by applying relentless curiosity to create the lasting change we all want to see in the world.

Interested in working with us?

hcma staff enjoying an event in the Vancouver office kitchen.

hcma is proud to be a Certified B Corporation—a global movement for an inclusive, regenerative economy. 

B Corp harnesses the power of business as a force for good. Its purpose is to shift our economic system from profiting only the few to benefitting all. Equity and interdependence over concentrated wealth.

Through ongoing assessments and public transparency, hcma is held accountable for meeting high standards of social and environmental performance in all projects and business operations.

B Corp is a commitment to long-term impact. No short-termism. No greenwashing. No tick box exercises.

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Exterior shot of a firefighter walking down the stairs with the firehall number signage prominently behind him
Woman on pool deck.
Kids playing at an elementary school playground.
Hands flipping through the book How to create community buildings with impact.