Our Firm. Our Advantage.

 MTA Urban Design Architecture Interior Design is a multidisciplinary Architectural practice with a rich legacy of 30 years of award winning design in Western Canada. MTA’s team culture and core values of client engagement, sustainable futures and design excellence have been the focus of our portfolio of work.

At MTA we offer our clients an engaging design experience and innovative partnerships. We explore opportunities within each unique market sector, leveraging our innovative portfolio of award winning building and urban design solutions, focusing on transforming the settings in which we live, collaborate, work and play. MTA’s services include Architecture, Interior Design & Urban Design.


About Us

MTA Urban Design Architecture Interior Design is an innovative, award-winning practice of Architects, Urban Designers and Interior Designers who work as one office from two locations: Calgary and Edmonton. At MTA we balance creative innovation with practical solutions to solve business challenges and build lasting partnerships. We collaborate with some of the world’s best firms to service our client needs and goals with a common purpose of creating value by Design.

MTA’s team of professionals has considerable experience working with large-scale master planning for municipalities, land developers, institutions and corporate clientele with functional programming, and development projects. 
Founding Principals Bill Marshall and Tom Tittemore have been joined by Principals, Claudia Schaaf, Mike Woodland, Jeff Lyness and Chau Tran (Licensed Interior Designer), a key transition founded on continued growth that will enhance MTA’s positioning in the architectural market as a unique, mid-sized Alberta based firm. The five Principals are supported by Associates Gordon Franklin (Project Manager), Dave Hircock (BIM Manager), Ilona Ciunkiewicz (Senior Technologist), Diane Sawa (Sr. Interior Designer) and Kevin Kretchmer (IS Manager) who help lead the delivery of our planning, design and construction-phase services to our diverse client base. 
MTA enjoys a strong, loyal following from repeat clients – noted on this page - who support our dedicated teaming, creative enthusiasm and willingness to tackle complex problems inherent in both small and large-scaled projects. Since 2001 we’ve consciously built a diverse and wide-ranging portfolio of work in the Public, Private and Oil & Gas sectors.

Our Design Strategy

We are curious, we connect ideas, we are detail oriented, and we deliver distinctive and captivating projects, transforming places by Design. MTA engages with our clients in this dialogue while being mindful of the projects business, economic and performance goals. Each project provides the opportunity to examine context, purpose, client driven business goals and operational efficiency. By sharing our enthusiasm and curiosity, we engage in conversations that understand and focus on what matters, balancing environmental sustainability, with social, cultural and fiscal responsibility.

Our Vision

Through our 4 Studios — Living, Learning, Wellness and Workplace — with all projects undertaken, Marshall Tittemore Architects builds a specific team of professionals whose unique talents are best able to bring the client’s vision to life. Established to define and recognize the specific expertise of team members, the 4 Studios enable MTA to achieve their client’s goals and objectives. Noted for their fresh approach to design, and for providing their clients with services of the highest quality, MTA’s diverse and repeat clients attest to the success of this unique philosophy — specific program requirements, budgets and schedules are realized.

Living Studio creates places of renewal; places to personalize our environment.
Learning Studio creates places of inspiration; places where our mind and spirit are engaged.
Wellness Studio creates places of physical well-being; places where our bodies are cared for and strengthened.
Workplace Studio creates places of communication; places where we collaborate.

Our Work

MTA's Recent Awards!

2017 ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario)
Emerald Hills Leisure Centre, MTA + MJMA

2017 ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario)
Great Plains Recreation Facility, MTA + MJMA

2017 Mayor‘s Urban Design Award 
Great Plains Recreation Facility, MTA + MJMA

2017 A4LE Alberta Chapter Award; Honourable Mention
Christine Meikle School for Students with Special Complex Needs

2017 CISC Alberta Steel Design Award
Emerald Hills Leisure Centre, MTA+MJMA

2016 SAM Awards 

Harmony Discovery Centre: Best Sales +  Information Centre; New Community of the Year; New Community of the Year - Calgary Region


2015 Mayor‘s Urban Design Award; Honourable Mention
Forest Lawn Lift Station

2015 Alberta Masonry Design Award

Rundlestone Villa (Private Residence)

2013 IES Illumination Award; Award of Merit for East Village 4th Street SE Underpass

East Village Master Plan


2012 Calgary Downtown Association Vitality Award

University of Calgary Downtown Campus


2012 Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Award

Prairie Design Award; Award of Excellence

SAIT Polytechnic Parking Garage


2012 National Urban Design Award in Urban Design Plans

East Village Master Plan



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