Altius Featured in Canadian Business Journal2016-06-18
Where the Idea of Master Builder Comes Back into the House
The founding partners of Altius met during their architectural studies in the 1990’s. In 1998, they founded Altius Architecture Inc. on beliefs not embraced by the architectural practice at the time. The ideal for the company has been the collective vision for re-establishing the tradition of the architect as the central figure in the building process—the idea of the Master Builder. The company believes that without the involvement of the architect at all levels of the building process, creating modern, sustainable, livable, contextual, economical and beautiful building is not a sensible enterprise…
What makes Altius inimitable is that they are the full package deal. Clean contemporary design, emphasizing craftsmanship and materiality, has resulted in a number of award winning and critically acclaimed projects. The incorporation of natural materials in their projects achieves a beautiful and functional design that sets Altius Architecture apart in the industry. In addition to having a more efficient carbon footprint than their profit focused competitors, their designs are of the highest calibre while always keeping the client in mind. ‘We will continue to do what we do and do it even better to separate ourselves even further from our competitors,’ says Graham.