As committed stewards of the environment, we craft buildings that are generous to all and balanced in approach.
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.
We believe architecture has the power to improve our experience of the world without having a negative impact on the environment.
We have one earth and it’s our responsibility to look after it. Architects/developers/builders and all those in and around the building industry are uniquely situated to have a profound large-scale impact. We have already had a substantially negative effect on the earth’s climate — it’s time to re-focus on a regenerative, climate-positive approach.
Definition: to make a lasting and enduring contribution to the community, to users. Showing a readiness to give more of something than is strictly necessary or expected. Beauty, Delight, Wellness, Equity.
We ask: What makes architecture ‘generous’? 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 and world we inhabit.
Architecture is an inherently synthetic craft, the incorporation of a vast network of influences and considerations. At MIZA, we don’t sacrifice any one aspect of architecture to serve another nor do we settle for compromise. Rather, we strive for integration and equilibrium between all the essential elements of architecture: Function and Beauty, Design and Delivery, Detail and Buildability.