MOTIV Architects Inc. is Tracey Mactavish and Asher DeGroot. Friends and colleagues for many years, we bring over three decades of design experience in Vancouver and around the world. We founded MOTIV with a common passion that thoughtful design connects people and transforms communities.
We believe that no person or project exists in isolation and that caring about a place requires acknowledging and leveraging dependencies on the bigger community. This requires taking the time to understand inherent potential of people and projects and to utilize the kinetic energy specific to a project to effect change.
MOTIV works with educators, community leaders, community organizations and non-profit groups to develop designs that are a direct response to community need. We are also drawn to people and projects that are pushing the boundaries of innovation - and are looking for like-minded collaborators who actively pursue solutions that take a different path than the status quo.
This includes education buildings – colleges, schools & children’s spaces; First Nations community projects; churches and spiritual spaces; community centres and gathering spaces, cultural buildings and arts space; rural and farm-based buildings and planning; affordable and supportive housing.