Avanture Architects (AA) is a Vancouver based architecture firm with two subsidiary firms in Shanghai and Taipei. The founding partners of AA and senior staff have over 15+ years of solid local practice experience as well as overseas experience. Our Vancouver office maintains a scale of 20+ staff with a variety of background and expertise.  

AA is an energetic interdisciplinary firm that integrates strong, distinctive visual design with practical components at multiple scales, from conceptual and master planning, to feasibility studies, to residential, commercial and cultural projects, nationwide and overseas. AA delivers a full service in both architectural and interior design practice.

We share our passion for developing meaningful place our by revealing hidden opportunities and merging tightly knit functionality, economics and sustainability through excellence design and expertise.  At AA, we deliver innovative and sophisticated projects that are committed to green design, sculpt our urban space, develop better communities and eventually to create positive value and happiness for our generation.

Core Team Members

Martin Liew

An award-winning architect, Martin has a solid Canadian architectural experience after graduating from the School of Architecture, UBC.  As a registered Architect in BC, he is also a member of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design of U.S. Green Building.  With years of extensive experience in architecture practice, Martin is able to offer a full range of high-quality architectural consultation services including: master planning, building design, building programming, building systems coordination, construction administration, construction documents, and project management.

Partner, Design / Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED A.P., M.ARCH. B.F.A

Joe Hwang

With over 15 years of Vancouver and Lower Mainland working experience, Joe specializes extensively in both hi-end wood-frame and concrete multi-residential projects.  He also contributes his expertise in boutique institutional architecture and interior designs.  Joe believes that architecture is an intelligent built form which is the product of social, economic and environmental forces.

Managing Director / Architect AIBC, M.Arch, BFA