MIZA Architects | Team

Team

Michael Wartman

Principal, Architect

Michael is a Registered Architect in BC and Alberta, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia — where he graduated with the Abraham Rogatnick Book Prize — and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. He has over a decade of architectural experience working in many different sectors and at many different scales – from small-scale interior installations and residential projects, to mid-sized commercial office and retail buildings, to institutional projects, masterplans and award-winning educational buildings. Before founding MIZA, Michael played lead roles on several significant projects including the Eagle Mountain Middle School (winner of a Canadian Architect Award of Excellence) and the Ormidale Block, a unique mixed-use heritage restoration development in Vancouver.

David Zeibin

Principal, Architect

David is a Registered Architect in BC and holds a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia, where received numerous academic awards including a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Medal and an Architectural Institute of British Columbia Achievement Award. Before founding MIZA, David worked with several prominent architecture firms on projects such as the Audain Art Museum in Whistler, the Centennial Beach Park Pavilion, and the Ucluelet Community Centre. David also holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from the University of Alberta, providing a technical basis for  high-quality project outcomes and a desire to integrate high-performance features into all projects. In addition to being a LEED Accredited Professional, he is a Certified Passive House Designer and has designed one of the first houses in Alberta in accordance with the Passive House standard.

 

Warren Scheske

Intern Architect

Warren holds a Master of Architecture from the University of British Columbia, where his academic work received the Faculty of Applied Sciences Graduate Award for outstanding academic achievement and the Vaughn Berg Memorial Prize for innovative design research into the applications of 3D scanning in architecture. He has a strong interest in the testing of materials, concepts and fabrication techniques, and believes that innovative and creative design solutions can be found through open-minded exploration and an attentive process. Before joining MIZA, Warren worked in Beijing on a large-scale mixed-use development, and gained local work experience on several institutional projects in the Lower Mainland. In parallel to his architecture work, Warren has run a fabrication workshop for the past four years, completing select contracts for the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Museum of Vancouver, and a variety of prominent architecture firms.

Dami Lee

Intern Architect

Dami holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architecture from Ryerson University, where she participated in multiple winning design competitions and collected a number of awards. Her Master’s thesis project proposed a new labyrinthine library, woven into the existing fabric of Venice, to house the 50,000-volume book collection of famed Italian novelist and scholar, Umberto Eco. In 2016, Dami’s team was awarded first place in the small multi-family housing category of the US Department of Energy’s “Race to Zero” sustainable housing competition. Dami brings professional experience in the mixed-use sector from past work in Vancouver.


Collaborators

MIZA has worked with a network of collaborators on various projects:
Jay Barker, Graham Barron, Milos Begovic, Juliette Dubois*, Liz Nguyen, Meysam Ehsanian, Christopher Sklar, Vincent Siu

* Indicates past collaborator