Our Story

In 1954, our firm was established in Vancouver, BC as Toby & Russell Architects. As one of the oldest architecture firms in the country, we have helped to shape the architectural landscape of Western Canada. Working collaboratively with our clients, we’ve created iconic buildings, such as Vancouver’s Sinclair Centre, Holy Name Church and the bustling Pacific Highway Border Crossing, as well as many unsung but equally important structures like reservoirs, generating stations, community centres and credit unions.

Today, Ratio brings distinctive thinking, rigorous creativity and a progressive approach to every project. A ratio expresses proportion, balance and relationship. Our name is grounded in the importance of relations and relationships in our work. Between a building and its environment. Between citizens and structures. Between our firm and our clients.

Ratio operates on the traditional and unceded shared territory of the Squamish, Musqueam, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples.