Andrea McLean, Principal
+ Master of Architecture, University of British Columbia, 2008
+ Bachelor of Interior Design, Kwantlen Polytechnical University College, 1994
Andrea works at all scales and is constantly involved in several projects, both residential and commercial. Form and function aside, her goal is to provide an elevated experience for her clients and go beyond their expectations.
Andrea started her own design practice in 2000 but she has also worked closely with David Nicolay, Principal of Evoke International Design, 2004-2011. At Evoke, she was involved with residential, multi-residential, and hospitality projects including the West 9th Residence, Stokes Residence, Linden Residence, Terminus, Paris Block, and Sanafir Restaurant & Lounge, to name a few.
Her travels in developing countries provided the foundation for her architectural thesis, Community Architecture: Native Housing in Bella Coola, for which she received the Abraham Rogatnik Book Prize. This distinction is given to projects that exhibit creative and poetic talent in a design that also enriches the environment and inspires the spiritual lives of the people using that environment.
She lived in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan for 5 years and speaks fluent Japanese. During which time she explored the rich Japanese cultural arts and architecture.
Andrea lives in Vancouver with her daughters, Pilar and Hana.