Barbara Smyth, IDC

Barbara Smyth is a senior interior designer with over 20 years of professional experience. She obtained her Certificate of Interior Designer Canada in 1989.  The following year, she was appointed director of the Interior Design Department at the Clinique d'Architecture de Quebec, where she won an award for innovation and public appreciation.

Following her relocation to Vancouver in 1993, she founded Ball Design and Associates and later created its sister company, Vancouver Better Office! offering design-build services to corporate clients. Prompted by a desire to learn to create dramatic spaces and spaces that communicate messages, in 2000 she earned a Certificate in Stage Design (Scenography) at the University of British Columbia.

Barbara has since been involved in the designing of high end interiors at La Presse,  the Quebec Provincial Parliament Building, two consecutive years with the annual Kinsmen House show home, and the prestigious Mont Sainte-Anne Ski Resort. She has been invited by many local architectural firms to contribute her talent as lead interior designer for corporate clients such as Intrawest/ Intracorp, Bell Canada, and a Gold Leed project for BC Housing corporate office. She was invited to Japan to design the interior of a large private residence. With experience ranging from retail and restaurants to real estate development, and from custom homes to corporate environments, Barbara Smyth is an artist with the disciplined mind of a business woman.

Pierre Guimond, Architect, MAIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP

Pierre Guimond's approach to design draws from several beliefs: the belief that the lines between interior and exterior should be blurred, that neither new nor old is best, that research is a must in order to enrich vocabularies, that inspiration should borrow from the arts to improve perspectives and get the necessary license for the daring use of colour and shapes, and that we have a responsibility to sustain and improve the environment. He seeks to generate design solutions that are modern, functional, uplifting and responsible.

Pierre Guimond graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1988. He is a member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

For many years prior to pursuing registration as a professional architect, Pierre owned and operated a design-build company. He learned hands-on, complete with blisters and splinters, the various trades involved in construction, including wood and steel framing, landscaping, and concrete placement and finishing. His personal experiences with the various means of construction have made him a creative designer and thinker with an earned ability to foresee the buildability of a single line.