Venice, CA | Toronto, ON, CA
Scott Morris Architects is an award-winning Toronto-headquartered firm founded in Alberta over 30 years ago, with on-going projects across Canada, and a local office in based in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles, CA. Originally focused in the highly technical fields of health care, laboratory and educational design, SMA has since expanded its portfolio to commercial office/retail environments, mixed use, restaurant design, and custom residential design.
As a full service architectural design firm, SMA specializes in innovative solutions to optimize client needs and lifestyles. Services are customized to individual project requirements to provide an exceptional return on design investment.
Highly qualified SMA team members are committed to understanding and interpreting client requirements, while respecting budget and schedule, for the best design outcome.
SMA advocates a “contextual” approach to design that seeks to establish the best possible fit between significant existing site/built formal influences and the new project. The goal is a programmatic and architectural response that effectively enhances its community. In this way, client resources are most effectively utilized. A small team of individuals is assigned to each project and continuity of the team throughout realization ensures accurate development of the work.
SMA believes that good design should always be inherently efficient, from both a sustainable and a financial point of view. Design solutions are successful only insofar as they improve the client’s quality of life, and meet the clients’ goals with resourceful strategies, for on time and on budget project delivery. With extensive experience on a wide range of projects, the firm demonstrates an ability to use strategic thinking to solve design problems at a variety of scales.
Our projects are recognized for their sustainable design approach and we strive to incorporate environmentally friendly thinking into all of our work. An inherent part of the firm’s approach is to “humanize” the environments it creates. Scott Morris designs buildings that are environmentally responsive and can be adapted to changing needs and technologies. The firm’s portfolio of projects is characterized by new and innovative solutions to a variety of design problems, from the more typical issues that arise in spatial planning to more unusual challenges. In each case, Scott Morris strives to improve the quality of the built environment and meet client demands with an economical solution that balances initial capital costs with considerations through the life of the building.
It is essential to our design approach to find formal solutions that meet the individual needs of each client, from both a lifestyle and financial point of view. We see architecture as an investment, and use our design skills and technical expertise to optimize each client’s individual assets. Stretching beyond design, SMA recognizes that real estate is an increasingly valuable asset. Therefore, we strive to maximize the value of our client’s investments for its intended use; be it in residential, work, education, industry, hospitality, laboratory, retail, entertainment, child care, health care, etc. We harness change and the dynamics of the real estate industry to the client’s competitive advantage. With an approach that is contextual and timeless, our team brings well-honed execution skills that are the underpinnings of our value chain.
Hands-on client service and the development and sustenance of successful long term working relationships with our clients is a most enjoyable part of our work. No project is too big or small for us to engage in with our clients. Most of SMA’s work is repeat business or by referral.
801 Coeur D'Alene Ave
Venice, CA, US , 90291
24 Mercer Street
Toronto, ON, CA , M5V 1H3