If architecture is a form reveled through light, then our office is about light,
the forms reveled by it,
and the functions that this light inspires, informs, embellishes and enlightens.
-R. Wayne Guy-
Since 1990, the work of GUY ARCHITECTS has included design, costing and contract documentation for over five hundred building projects in the unique cultural setting of the Canadian North.
At the core of our firm's philosophy is our strong mandate, which is:
• To achieve architectural excellence, realizing Economy, Commodity and Delight;
• To meet and exceed our clients expectations while offering the best possible value and expertise;
• To reflect cultural, environmental and economic realties in our planning and design;
• To continually improve the quality and range of services offered;
• To strive for ingenuity and innovation;
“The design met and exceeded our original expectations…we found Guy Architects to be very creative and focused on every detail…”
– Kerry Beauchamp, Project Coordinator - Stanton Regional Health Board
“Wayne’s selfless devotion to his clients, his peers and most importantly to his professional ethics are beyond reproach…”
– Peter Martselos, Mayor – Fort Smith
“the project was managed effectively and was finished on time and on cost with a minimum disruption to a busy major operational facility…”
– T.W. (Tom) Cook , Manager - Yellowknife Airport
“ We are particularly lucky in this small city of ours to be able to enjoy the designs and innovations of accomplished professionals such as you…”
– Bob Bromley, MLA – Weledeh
Structural & Civil Engineering
Guy Architects has added Structural and Civil engineering to our range of expertise.
Being able to provide multi-disciplinary consulting services means that our clients receive an integrated, streamlined solution, at a competitive price.
Our engineers have worked on a variety of building and infrastructure projects in the Canadian Arctic and abroad.
Arctic Specialists & Champions of the North
Guy Architects has practiced in the North for over 25 years and has attained invaluable experience when it comes to designing for some of the most extreme weather conditions on the planet; the arctic
At the same time, our two offices located in the urban centres of Yellowknife, NT and Iqaluit, NU have us ideally located for optimum access to most of Northern Canada.
Quality of Design, Efficiency, and Sustainability are the guiding principles of any Guy Architects' project, regardless of budget or location.
Guy Architects have been at the forefront of Northern Building Innovation since the 90's.
We are a Full Service Firm providing services, from Programming and Conceptualization to Construction Documents and Construction Administration. We also offer, but are not limited to Project Management, Costing, Planning, Interior Design, Rendering and Presentations.
We offer expertise in Cultural and Recreational projects, but also excel at Commercial, Industrial and Residential design. We listen and work hard to meet our clients' demands.
Planning & Development
Guy Architects has been involved in numerous successful planning and building projects in both urban and rural areas of arctic Canada.
Guy Architects is committed to bringing quality housing and mixed use buildings to suit a variety of needs and budgets.
Wayne Guy, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL
NWTAA/PP, R.A. STATE OF ARIZONA, MAIBC, FRAIC
Wayne, a long time Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has been a leader in his field, pioneering technologies, systems and processes to meet the requirements of the most unique environment and culture on the planet, the Arctic.
Founder and principal of Guy Architects (GA) Wayne has over 25 years experience working out of offices in Iqaluit and Yellowknife. His achievements include the design of the Ecole Alain St Cyr in Yellowknife, which was the first educational facility in Canada to utilize “displacement ventilation” a low-energy ventilation system, which contains less allergens to cater to the needs of the growing number of hypoallergenic children. The school’s designed also enabled the pristine taiga forest to come right to the building, enabling student to be immersed in nature during the course of their daily curriculum. The School was sited as the top best-designed buildings in the in the Americas by Verlagshaus-Braun, a Berlin publisher and was features in both Canadian Architect Magazine and Architecture Magazine as the most innovating school in the country.
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Constantina Tsetsos, PARTNER/CHEIF FINANCIAL OFFICER
B.F.A., BSC. ARCH, B. ARCH
Since moving to Yellowknife and joining Guy Architects in 1997, Constantina has worked extensively on Civic, Educational facilities, as well as Residential, Recreational, Industrial and Commercial projects.
Constantina excels at management and design - skills gained over more than 15 yrs of experience.
She is also Guy Architects' Chief Finance Officer.
Constantina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University, a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University.
Ecole Allain ST - CYR - Yellowknife
Mildrid Hall Park
Fort Simth Pool and Recreational Center
Richard Guy, SENIOR STRUCTURAL/CIVIL ENGINEER
Richard Guy is a structural Engineer who has worked in several countries worldwide as a project manager on large engineering projects. His most recent projects have been in the Canadian North where he has designed and supervised the construction of schools, commercial facilities, housing, airports and mining structures.
Richard has worked as a design Consulting Engineer with the largest engineering firm in New York: RAND Engineering. Richard has experience of conducting forensic engineering for several Insurance Companies and Banks. He has also written reports dealing with Insurance Claims arising from Hurricanes, Earthquakes, Fires and Floods.
MSc. Structural Engineering,
West London University, London, UK
Jamie McFadyen, ARCHITECTURAL INTERN
NWTAA-IA, M.ARCH., B.MGMT ECON.
Jamie moved to Yellowknife in 2015 and has been working extensively on the schematic and construction drawings for an addition on a single-family home in Yellowknife. She brings experience from Calgary, where she worked for the City of Calgary and private design firms.
Jamie assisted with Pre-Design and Schematic Design on a range of municipal projects and a large-scale master plan for the Badland Raceway & Resort. Jamie possesses strong Project management skills to help assist the client in their projects. Some of her projects include the Yellowknife center 3rd and 4th floor renovations.
Yellowknife Catholic Schools
Fort McPherson Seniors Multiplex
Ecole St. Patrick High School Staff Room
Peter Gillis, ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST
Peter received his diploma in Architectural Technology from Algonquin College. He has completed Working Drawings for residential and commercial building projects. Peter has a solid ability in using programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Google Sketch Up, and Photoshop.
He has a personal interest in emerging technologies that use alternative sources of energy, and has designed green sustainable residential buildings using passive solar features.
Fort Simpson Fitness Center
HayRiver Band Office
Norland Office Renovations - HayRiver
Lisa Do, INTERIOR DESIGNER/OFFICE ADMIN
In 2015, Lisa completed her Interior Design diploma at the Visual College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has had experience in furniture design, as well as furniture redesign.
With Lisa’s creativity, computer rendering skills, hand drafting skills, and attention to detail, she has the ability to bring life to any space.
Ecole St. Patrick High School Staff Room Design
Fort Simpson Fitness Center
Yellowknife Center Tenant Improvement.
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