WHO WE ARE

DAE – Design Architecture Everyday Inc. is a dynamic, full-service architecture practice based in Vancouver, BC. We design spaces that positively impact the day-to-day lives of the people that use them, regardless of the scale or type of project.

Founding Partners, David Long and Antoine Morris bring a combined 20 plus years of experience navigating the complexities of project management and design in the building industry, from rezoning and permit applications through construction. Thinking both creatively and realistically, our mandate is to deliver exceptional architecture within your schedule and budget.

WHAT WE DO

We are a boutique firm offering a comprehensive architecture and design skill set. We focus on small and mid-sized projects where we can offer our complete attention, providing tailored solutions to our clients. We love a good challenge and even more, finding a great solution!

Your vision guides our design. We listen first so we can clearly identify and understand your important needs, goals, and vision before crafting a solution. We then take a rigorous, organized, and communicative approach to the design and construction process, careful to stay within your budget and timeline.

OUR EXPERIENCE

Our expertise lies in:

Multi-family housing
be it town house developments or mid-rise apartment buildings and condos

Single-family housing
such as additions, renovations, interior design and new builds

Senior’s housing
renovations, additions, and new buildings

Commercial and industrial buildings
Cafes and restaurants, office spaces and tenant fit-outs

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We acknowledge that we live and work on unceded Coast Salish territory, including the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) peoples.

OUR TEAM

Antoine Morris, Architect AIBC, OAA

Antoine is a licensed Architect, registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. From product design to renovating heritage buildings, from residential and institutional work to urban design, Antoine brings 15 years of experience in just about every scale of design.

His experience at Kongats Architects and SvN Architects and Planners has taught him to begin every project by first understanding its core issues and limitations and working within those boundaries to create a unique solution. His interest lies in finding that particular solution which will elevate a project from regular to outstanding while working closely with the client to ensure that all the project goals are met.

His core interest lies in developing and implementing a strong, clear, and simple concept that informs all steps of the project from the schematic phase to end of construction.

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David Long, Architect AIBC, OAA

David is a licensed Architect, registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. Having contributed to a diverse range of projects, he brings his many years of experience at Gair Williamson Architects leading projects through the rezoning and development permit process on complex sites. David has been closely engaged in the design, production, and approval processes for mixed use multifamily residential projects from pre-design through to project completion.

David has successfully delivered several Mixed Use and Residential buildings, and has led successful rezonings acting as Project Architect. He is known for his ability to lead projects and the teams through the concept, permitting, and construction phases of a project. Having extensive knowledge in construction documentation phases of a project he understands that schematic design should always be rooted in local construction materials and methods.

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Shirley Liu, Architect AIBC

Shirley is a licensed Architect, registered with Architectural Institute of British Columbia. She has project experiences in Ontario and British Columbia ranging from mixed-use residential buildings, community facilities to master planning. Having lived in many parts of the world, Shirley takes inspiration from diverse cultural backgrounds to find unique solutions to each project.

Shirley has experience in small to large scale projects, ranging from residential to community facilities, leading the design process from feasibility study all the way to construction completion.

Her experience in working with the public has equipped her with active and meaningful engagement with client throughout the design process. Having worked on diverse building types, Shirley has gained a library of design approaches guided by the core principle of finding clean and clear solutions.

Shirley believes good design means a simple over-arching concept reflected in the macro form to detailing, and is reinforced by quality material and great craftsmanship.

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Tom F. Caminha, Architect, CAU/RJ

Tom is a Brazilian licensed Architect, registered with the Architecture and Urbanism Council of Rio de Janeiro. Having worked since 2007 at several architectural design and construction management firms, both in Brazil and in Canada, he has experience with many different building scales and typologies. From furniture and interior design, through single-family houses to residential high-rises, hotels and social housing complexes;  from schools, to museums, to parks and medium scale urban design.

Tom has also been involved in academia since his undergraduate days and is currently a professor at the Serra dos Órgãos University´s architecture and urbanism program (UNIFESO).

Throughout the years, Tom has come to understand architectural design as a dialectic process at the junction between artistic and scientific thought. In its several (and sometimes conflicting) needs, aspirations, potentialities and limitations are analyzed and managed in search of a harmonious solution to a given set of problems.