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-

Our Story

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

Our Services

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.

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