Darryl Condon

Managing Principal


Darryl Condon believes good design puts people first.

As hcma’s Managing Principal, he is re-envisioning the practice of architecture, inspiring our transdisciplinary team and our clients to rethink how we plan, build, and operate public spaces. This work is driven by what Darryl sees as an urgent need for change: to shift the focus from singular project outcomes to the catalytic potential of shared curiosity and compassionate design.

Darryl credits his upbringing in Saskatchewan – with its social progressiveness and co-operative spirit – for his understanding of, and deep commitment to, the potential of community. His family and neighbours instilled a lasting belief in the power of human connection as a mechanism for resilience and collective good. After university and early practice, a move to the West Coast built upon this foundation. BC’s legacy of social activism and environmentalism reinforced Darryl’s belief that, to protect people and the planet, he must assign equal value to the social and environmental outcomes of his work.

Now, with more than 30 years of experience, Darryl’s contributions are multi-faceted: he furthers social impact and environmental performance through hcma’s built projects, while also actively championing transformative practice, education, regulation, and advocacy. His work has been celebrated internationally with more than 80 awards, including four World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards.

Darryl lectures extensively across North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. A recognized thought leader, his talks focus on designing for social impact, accessibility and inclusion, the future of community recreation, and the power of transformative architectural practice.

Darryl is a registered Architect, LEED-Accredited Professional, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He holds leadership roles in professional organizations and academia, currently serving as Vice President of the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities’ (IAKS) Executive Board, and as an Advisory Member for the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.

As Chair of the Future of Architecture Committee, part of the Regulators of Architecture in Canada (RAOC; formerly CALA), Darryl helped establish the Rise for Architecture initiative, which – through extensive public and professional consultation – continues to advocate for a national architecture policy.

In years past, Darryl has served as President of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.