We are living in a time of transition, where a sense of place and belonging no longer seem to be of great significance or important to the masses. Thus leading to the diffusion of our cultural identity as the sense of local communities begins to amalgamate within the urban fabric. As more and more families are migrating away from the central core to the surround suburbs due to the affordability of housing, it is imperative that we evaluate this trend and comprehend its impact on our own community and subsequently our identity and culture.
Despite the fact that we all live similar lives having common objectives, just how we live is a reflection of who we are and where it is that we come from. CMTC Architect Inc. understands that each individual, each family, each household, each generation, as well as each ethnic group live very differently. It is this understanding that we dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of creating thoughtful spaces for rootedness. Planting the seeds for a richer sense of community based on the idea of place and home. Our belief is that the home is a reflection of the self- a personal and intimate expression of our own identity. We truly believe that every home should be veered as a sacred sanctuary – a place to root oneself firmly within the context of the natural and urban fabric, irrespective of location. It is through this rootedness that individuals come together to create thriving communities and where culture flourishes.
Established in 2009 CMTC Architect Inc. is a full service architectural firm founded on the principals of rootedness and community. Driven by the passion of ecologically sound communities, CMTC Architect Inc. focuses on the needs and desires of our client on an individual basis and enhances the quality of life through a personalized approach in thoughtful creations.
CMTC Architect Inc. bring a unique and innovative approach in establishing rootedness. We apply all of the majestic and grandeur of capital “A”architecture once reserved for the sacred and the divine to the world of the living. To us capital “A” architecture is the creation of space for social interaction, and we apply this very principal to every space we design. From single family addition to community centers, we implement this ideology through every phase of every project. CMTC Architect Inc. regard the built environment not as an artificial endeavour, but rather, as a natural extension of our ecological connectivity. We understand not only our place within the human realm, but also our role within the natural process of all things living.
Vision and Mission Statement:
Our vision is to create meaningful sacred space that reflects your own individuality and personality in order to achieve a sense of rootedness within your community.
Our Mission is to collaborate with you to increase the quality of your spatial experience as well as to maximize the value of your home and property, in order for you to become more rooted within the community.
CMTC Architect Inc.’s management team consists of the principal; Chris MT Chung, the founding principal and the visionary behind CMTC Architect Inc. His Ecological and Architectural education background coupled with his philosophical forward thinking has enabled him to be a leader within the organization. His inherent drive and goal setting traits allowed him to complete his internship in less than 3 years and became a licensed Architect only 5 years after graduation. In the last decade Chris has worked locally and globally on various projects ranging in size and scope. Some of these include; residential, commercial, institutional, hospitality, businesses, mercantile, & assemblies. Our office is small but efficient and we cater to each projects specific needs. Our staff share the same fundamental vision of project first mentality, and working closely with each and every client has allowed us to collaborate effectively and creatively no matter what the budget entails.
Chris MT Chung, Principal
This former UBC and Carleton graduate interned in Chicago Illinois, prior to relocating back to the lower mainland where he became a registered Architect in 2005. He is an avid world traveller, starting with his thesis research throughout South East Asia on the “Transition of Buddhist Spaces and the request for Rootedness”, he and has been to over 50 countries world wide exploring the ideas of place and rootedness. He brings this worldly experiences to the firm’s fundamental core values of creating sacred spaces through rootedness and community. A former member of the City of Vancouver’s Development Permit Board Advisory Panel and the City of Pitt Meadows Advisory Design Panel, Chris thinks critically on all maters related to the urban built fabric. During this time of affordability crisis in the Lower Mainland, Chris is diligently working with young families to assist them to remain where they are, through creative and thoughtful designs. Chris also is a registered licenced builder with the Homeowner Protection Office - Branch of BC housing.
Trang Nguyen, Associate - Technical Director
Trang joined CMTC Architect Inc in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of technical experiences through his dual certificate in Architectural and Building Technology and Building Design and Architectural Cadd Program training at BCIT. Trang is currently awaiting certification as an Energy Advisor for New Homes in BC. His thirst for the technical aspect of the profession is a great compliment to the team.