Michael Huggins   B.Arch, Architect AIBC Principal, Managing Partner  As a founding partner of BHA in 1991, Michael brings to the firm more than thirty years of architectural experience in the Lower Mainland, Whistler, the B.C. Interior, Alberta, and California. Prior to the formation of the present firm, Michael was a senior associate with Paul Merrick Architects where he was the project architect for a number of major developments such as CIty Square and Cathedral Place.  As the firm's senior designer, Michael has been responsible for the conceptual design of many significant projects including the Four Seasons Hotel (Whistler), the Four Seasons Residences (Whistler), the Brittany at Champlain Gardens, the Athlete's Lodge in Whistler, and the Musqueam Community Centre.  Michael's focus over the last 20 years encompasses a variety of building types, from Resort Residential to Multi-Family Residential and Mixed-Use Commercial projects. He served on the Whistler Design Panel from 2004 through 2009.

Michael Huggins

B.Arch, Architect AIBC
Principal, Managing Partner

As a founding partner of BHA in 1991, Michael brings to the firm more than thirty years of architectural experience in the Lower Mainland, Whistler, the B.C. Interior, Alberta, and California. Prior to the formation of the present firm, Michael was a senior associate with Paul Merrick Architects where he was the project architect for a number of major developments such as CIty Square and Cathedral Place.

As the firm's senior designer, Michael has been responsible for the conceptual design of many significant projects including the Four Seasons Hotel (Whistler), the Four Seasons Residences (Whistler), the Brittany at Champlain Gardens, the Athlete's Lodge in Whistler, and the Musqueam Community Centre.

Michael's focus over the last 20 years encompasses a variety of building types, from Resort Residential to Multi-Family Residential and Mixed-Use Commercial projects. He served on the Whistler Design Panel from 2004 through 2009.

  Scott Swift   MAIBC, AAA, Architect AIBC Principal  Prior to joining Burrowes Huggins Architects in 2001, Scott developed a diverse background, spending 20 years working throughout Western and Central Canada in construction, engineering and architecture.  This interprovincial and interdisciplinary experience spans a broad range of project types including resorts, multi-family and single family residential, institutional, commercial and industrial projects giving Scott a wide perspective on the industry.  As a partner in BHA, Scott specializes in turning concepts into built form through design development, technical problem solving, consultant coordination and on-site work. He brings professionalism, enthusiasm and a firm commitment to high quality service to every project.

Scott Swift

MAIBC, AAA, Architect AIBC
Principal

Prior to joining Burrowes Huggins Architects in 2001, Scott developed a diverse background, spending 20 years working throughout Western and Central Canada in construction, engineering and architecture.

This interprovincial and interdisciplinary experience spans a broad range of project types including resorts, multi-family and single family residential, institutional, commercial and industrial projects giving Scott a wide perspective on the industry.

As a partner in BHA, Scott specializes in turning concepts into built form through design development, technical problem solving, consultant coordination and on-site work. He brings professionalism, enthusiasm and a firm commitment to high quality service to every project.

  Peter Huggins   Senior Associate  Peter Huggins began his career in architecture in the Interior of British Columbia, working on large institutional projects ranging from Okanagan College to a variety of School District facilities. After moving to Vancouver in 1987, Peter spent several years in construction and project management, before founding and managing Resolve Software Solutions Inc., a Vancouver-based software company.  After 10 years of developing CAD software solutions for architectural clients, Peter joined BHA in 2010. As a builder, designer and software expert, Peter marries practical experience with a rigorous approach to project documentation. This experience provides Burrowes Huggins Architects and their varied clientele with an outstanding end-product – one that is both well-designed and well-constructed.

Peter Huggins

Senior Associate

Peter Huggins began his career in architecture in the Interior of British Columbia, working on large institutional projects ranging from Okanagan College to a variety of School District facilities. After moving to Vancouver in 1987, Peter spent several years in construction and project management, before founding and managing Resolve Software Solutions Inc., a Vancouver-based software company.

After 10 years of developing CAD software solutions for architectural clients, Peter joined BHA in 2010. As a builder, designer and software expert, Peter marries practical experience with a rigorous approach to project documentation. This experience provides Burrowes Huggins Architects and their varied clientele with an outstanding end-product – one that is both well-designed and well-constructed.

 
  Duff Marrs   M.Arch, Architect AIBC, LEED AP BC+C Associate  Duff Marrs began his professional practice as a student intern at Burrowes Huggins Architects in 2008, and returned home to BHA as an Associate in 2015. In between, Duff graduated from the Master of Architecture program at Dalhousie University and worked on a variety of institutional and residential buildings while becoming a registered architect at Dialog (formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden). Most notably, Duff spent four years working on the new UBC Student Union Building from the design phase through to construction completion and LEED Platinum certification.  At BHA, Duff brings a keen interest in design excellence and sustainability to the office, and strives to apply principles of place-based architecture and sustainable design to every project. Working closely with the rest of the team, Duff helps shape and develop design through the early stages and into working drawings. For Duff, design never stops.

Duff Marrs

M.Arch, Architect AIBC, LEED AP BC+C
Associate

Duff Marrs began his professional practice as a student intern at Burrowes Huggins Architects in 2008, and returned home to BHA as an Associate in 2015. In between, Duff graduated from the Master of Architecture program at Dalhousie University and worked on a variety of institutional and residential buildings while becoming a registered architect at Dialog (formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden). Most notably, Duff spent four years working on the new UBC Student Union Building from the design phase through to construction completion and LEED Platinum certification.

At BHA, Duff brings a keen interest in design excellence and sustainability to the office, and strives to apply principles of place-based architecture and sustainable design to every project. Working closely with the rest of the team, Duff helps shape and develop design through the early stages and into working drawings. For Duff, design never stops.

  Sascha Gilpin   Project Assistant  After studying art history at UBC, Sascha worked in the Education Department of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Upon returning to Vancouver, she spent a number of years with Costco Wholesale as an administrator and manager, then moved to the UK Division as a buyer for four years.  Sascha returned to her hometown of Vancouver in 2002, and joined BHA later that year. Her primary responsibilities include project administration and office management.

Sascha Gilpin

Project Assistant

After studying art history at UBC, Sascha worked in the Education Department of the Art Gallery of Ontario. Upon returning to Vancouver, she spent a number of years with Costco Wholesale as an administrator and manager, then moved to the UK Division as a buyer for four years.

Sascha returned to her hometown of Vancouver in 2002, and joined BHA later that year. Her primary responsibilities include project administration and office management.