2x2 is an interdisciplinary architectural design studio based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We practice within the fields of architecture, interior design, landscape design, art, furniture and product design.
We believe that good design is honest, thoughtful, accessible, and enhances community. It can bring people together and shapes the way we experience the world. Good design not only references a time and place, but also sparks dialogue and collaboration among those that experience it over the course of history.
Twobytwo Architecture Studio is licensed to practice architecture with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC).
What we do
With over 12 years of collaborative design work, the practice has matured from modest roots beginning in art work and gallery installations to full scale architectural design and construction administration. The team has worked on architecturally diverse projects ranging in scale from lighting design and fabrication, sculptural design, gallery curation, design + build millwork, space design, site masterplanning, architectural concepts and full-scale project management through to construction.
Today, the practice continues to focus on the design and project development of built works through thoughtful consideration of architectural massing and interior experience. Our work is aimed at developing our expertise within the realm of private & multi-family residential developments and commercial projects & tenant improvements.
At the core of the practice's values remain our roots and passion for art, with an interest in merging the two disciplines to create unique spaces that express the character of place in which they are set and the individual personalities of our clients. Through engaging dialogue and collaborative design, our projects are the culmination of these elements.
We design through a contextual lens. Our aim is to use design as a tool to respond to local conditions. Our ethos revolves around simple principles:
We believe design should respond thoughtfully to the unique context of each project, the landscape, local culture, climate and history that influences it.
We believe design should make use of local materials and methods in minimizing environmental impact and embracing sense of place.
We believe design can be beautiful while employing simple techniques and methods. The simplest details are often the most compelling.
David Tyl x Founding Partner
Architect AIBC, M.Arch, BEDS, B.Phil
David is a registered architect with the AIBC in British Columbia and has over 12 years of professional experience. Through his academic pursuits in architecture, David spent time studying in Halifax at Dalhousie University and in Dusseldorf at Peter Behrens School of Arts. His professional work experience thereafter was spent collaborating with prominent architectural firms in Berlin, Germany, Calgary and Vancouver.
Jenny Bassett x Founding Partner
Intern Architect AIBC, M.Arch
Jenny is an intern architect with the AIBC in British Columbia and has over 10 years of experience in architectural design, installation design and art practice. She holds an M.Arch from the University of Calgary, a BFA from the Alberta University of the Arts, as well as an MA in Art Education from Concordia University.
Aubergine x Founding Pup
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Photography by Dann Wong (dannw.com).