M+ Architecture based in Vancouver, British Columbia providing personalized service in the design of custom single-family homes, townhouses and commercial projects with the intent of creating distinctive buildings with a unique architectural character driven by environmental stewardship and the subtleties of place.
MEET THE CREATIVE MINDS OF OUR COMPANY
Narjes (Nadi) Mirim+ architecture, Principal
Ellie Mirim+ Architecture, Associate
Narjes received her Master of Architecture in 2001 in Tehran, Iran.
She began her career as an Intern Architect in 2002 and has been involved with the design of numerous high-profile buildings in both Canada and the United States.
In 2007, she earned the opportunity to work for design firm Rafael Viñoly Architects in New York City for a year. Afterwards, she returned to Vancouver, where she has continued to work since.
Narjes has served as co-chair of the Cascadia Green Building Council for three years, where she’s worked to facilitate and support lectures and events with a focus on sustainable architecture.
As a professional architect, Narjes has had the opportunity to work on several education projects. She’s designed school buildings to serve kindergarten to Grade 12 students in both the public and private sectors across the province.
She also has experience with commercial and residential projects, working with both private owners and developers to coordinate a multitude of consultants across multiple sites simultaneously.
Narjes started her own architectural practice in 2014. She is passionate about contemporary, green-friendly architecture, with a focus on simple and practical designs that respect both their natural surroundings and the environment.
• Residential, Custom House
o Sonora Drive, Upper Capilano Rd, North Vancouver,New Construction, 2015, Architect, m+ Architecture
o W. 28th Ave, Upper Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver,New Construction, 2015, Architect, m+ Architecture
o Mathers & 26th Ave, West Vancouver,New Construction, 2015, Architect, m+ Architecture
• Residential, Hi-Rise
o Waterfront Pearl, Portland, Oregon, 2004, Four Residential Towers, New Construction, IA AIBC at Soren Rasmussen Architects
• Residential, Townhouse
o Maplewood Townhomes North Vancouver, B.C., 2012, 61 Multi-Family Townhouse, Combined Rezoning – Development Permit Application Packages o Project, IA AIBC at Formwerks Architectural Inc.
• Educational:o Rosedale Traditional School,Chilliwack, B.C., 2009, K-12, New Construction,IA AIBC at KMBR Architects Planners Inc.
o Collingwood School, West Vancouver, B.C., 2010, Private School, Major Renovation and New Construction, IA AIBC at KMBR Architects Planners Inc.
• Hospitality, Mixed-Use:
o Al Raha Beach Towers + Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 2008, Residential, Office and Hotel Towers, New Construction, IA AIBC at Rafael Viñoly Architects
o Canadian Tire, Cambie Street at 7th Ave., Vancouver B.C., 2003, Urban-Style Commercial Store, including Canadian Tire and Best Buy with Roof Parking and LEED standards, New Construction, Student at Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd.
o Master of Architecture, Islamic Azad University of Tehran Markaz
o Architect, Architectural Institute of B.C. (AIBC), 2014
o LEED Accredited Professional
o Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)
o Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
“Interior design isnt just a passion, it’s become part of my life and the factor that drives my work to be more creative, more aesthetic, more functional, leaving me with a great sense of purpose.”
Passion for design is what drove Ellie to pursue a career in Interior Design. Ellie Miri uses her desire and knack for visioning a space to design an array of projects from single and multi-family residential and hospitality projects to her newest addition of healthcare facilities. Prior, she attended Boston Architectural College earning her Interior Design Master’s degree while working at an Interior Design firm based in Massachusetts.
Ellie focuses on the design development and contract administration phases of her projects being thoroughly involved with the selection and specification of finishes, millwork, furnishings, lighting fixtures and signage drawings. She also uses her creativity do generate visual presentation boards, while using her knowledge of processes to prepare site instructions and contemplated change notices.
• Corporate & Tenant Improvement
• Residential Custom Homes
o Master of Interior Design, Boston Architectural College, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011
o Bachelor of Visual Arts, UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia, 2007
o Member, Interior Designers of Canada
o Member, International Interior Design Association