MIZA Architects is an architecture firm driven by research and design and steered by a commitment to project delivery and quality outcomes for all project stakeholders.
MIZA was founded in 2015 by Michael Wartman and David Zeibin in Vancouver, Canada. With previous experience that varies as much in scale as it does in category, MIZA continues to learn and develop from each project, feeding that experience back into the ongoing and future work. Experience ranges from small scale interior installations and residential projects to mid-sized commercial office and retail buildings to larger educational, institutional and recreation projects. MIZA adheres to three principles which inform and shape the work we do: generosity, materiality, and balance.
Definition: showing a readiness to give more of something than is strictly necessary or expected
We are dedicated to pursuing this question and exploring architecture which is generous to the body, to the senses, to the spirit, to the user and to the city.
Substance is important in our designs. Not just the physical 'material' that composes a building but the substance of how people inhabit buildings. We are equally concerned with how a building looks as to how it is used and how it performs.
At MIZA, we don't sacrifice any one aspect of architecture to serve another nor do we settle for compromise. We strive for an integration and equilibrium between all the essential elements of architecture. Function and Beauty; Design and Delivery; Detail and Build-ability; Ideas and Profitability;