What if you could tilt your perspective, just for a moment? What might you see differently? How might that difference change everything?

The notion of TILT is embedded throughout HCMA. We constantly tilt/shift our perspective during the design process, and TILT Curiosity Labs is where we extend this beyond the architecture practice into the world around us. It’s where we take risks and where we have the freedom to fail. TILT reminds us to explore, be curious, question conventions, and make connections with people and communities in ways that don’t just happen unless someone creates the space for it.

From HCMA Days and TILT City devoted to playful discovery in the public realm, to literally opening our studio doors to host community meetings and events like CreativeMornings/Vancouver and our Artists in Residence (AIR) program, we actively seek out opportunities to learn about the human condition because it makes us better architects, better designers, and better people.

That work, that inquiry, is TILT Curiosity Labs.

Want to find out more about TILT Curiosity Labs?

Contact our Director of TILT Curiosity Labs

Mark Busse


“TILT is an exciting opportunity to explore the world inside and outside architecture with a myriad of possibilities for inspiration, learning and innovation. If you’d like to learn more or discuss a possible collaboration, please contact me soon.”