Leckie Studio Architecture + Design is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Vancouver, Canada. The studio was founded in 2015 by principal architect Michael Leckie. We engage in the practice of design across a range of scales and media – including architecture, interiors, installations, and product design. We are a young, ambitious practice that seeks to initiate cultural change through design. We challenge assumptions and seek unexpected outcomes.
Our residential and commercial projects are informed by an environmental sensitivity that includes an emphasis on passive solar design and sustainability, as well as a scenario-based approach to program and form. Our design process is committed to a rigorous process of discovery – the core of the practice relies on a deeply-rooted fascination with the act of making. We are fundamentally creative problem solvers and design thinkers, and understand that the process of delivering a design solution is as important as the formulation of the design solution itself.
Leckie Studio works in a highly collaborative manner, and has developed an internal digital visualization lab – Plus Visual – to create an integrated workflow for testing and development of design ideas. Having a dedicated in-house team for digital visualization allows the studio to help clients understand the full impact of iterative design decisions on both functional and aesthetic levels.
Recent awards and honors include the 2018 Emerging Firm Award from the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 2017 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence for Full House, 2017 Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Award for Cha Le Tea Merchant, and 2016 Canadian Architect Award of Merit for our work with The Backcountry Hut Company. Michael’s work has been featured in publications including FRAME, Arcade, Wallpaper, Azure, and Canadian Architect, among others.