Our Story

ONPA Architects designs buildings that create opportunities for people and their communities. With an approach that encompasses an experiential, functional, and environmental focus, we help clients create spaces that support functionality and enhance user experience.

Through collaborative teamwork, innovative architectural design principles, and industry best practices, ONPA demonstrates an ongoing commitment to responsible economics.

From large institutional environments to smaller creative spaces, ONPA has the capacity, experience, and reputation to create innovative and inspiring buildings that meet people’s needs and changes their lives.


Our History

From our origins in 1960 as Wood & Gardener Architects to today, as ONPA Architects, we have earned trust through project performance as well as through high professional and ethical standards

2010 marks our 50th anniversary of delivering a wide range of architecture, interior, programming, urban design, planning, and research projects throughout western Canada.  


Our Purpose

On each project, our goal is to do more than simply transform an old building or empty space into something functional—our goal is to design spaces that change the lives of the people using them. We believe each project is an opportunity to improve communities, through the potential of design.

Using architectural design principles, collaborative teamwork, and innovative best practices, we aim to design spaces that help people discover their potential and expand their horizons.

ONPA sees design as a means of facilitating ideal experiences that ultimately enhance an organization’s brand or a community’s culture.

We design best when we design for people.

Our Work


780.482.4813   F.780.488.4566 E. studio@onpa.ca
9431 - 41 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6E 5X7