Patkau Architects is an internationally recognized, award winning architectural design studio based in Vancouver. There are currently three principals: John Patkau, Patricia Patkau and Michael Cunningham. In over 25 years of practice, Patkau Architects has been responsible for the design of a wide variety of projects from gallery installations to master planning, from modest houses to major urban libraries. “As the circumstances of the work change, our interests expand. We seek to explore the full richness and diversity of architectural practice, understanding it as a critical cultural act that engages our most fundamental desires and aspirations. We refuse singular definitions of architecture: as art, as technology, as social service, as environmental agent, as political statement. We embrace all these definitions, together, as part of the rich, complex and vital discipline that we believe architecture to be”.