Gibbs Gage Architects (GGA) has announced that Chito Pabustan and David Wittman are now partners in the Calgary-based firm.
Both joining the GGA family in 2006, Pabustan and Wittman have been instrumental to the growth and success of the firm, which celebrates 35th anniversary in 2018. They join current partners Doug Gage, Rick Lewis, Vince Dods and Stephen Mahler.
Pabustan, managing director-design, grew up in Calgary and is a graduate of the School of Architecture at University of Waterloo. His work in the past 26 years has been in Calgary, Regina and Saskatoon. He believes that architecture is about the relationship between built form and the natural landscape, the people it shelters and inspires. He is an architect who believes in collaboration and facilitation of a collective vision and how to effectively bring it into reality. He has been involved in many of the firm’s major projects, specializing in commercial office and institutional buildings.
Believing that great design creates opportunities, design manager Wittman designs with the notion that the built form shapes the way communities are created, the way everyone engages with one another, the feeling of security and the sense of control in the world. Creating positive opportunities for the social interactions of individuals and groups is a driving force in many of his projects. Notions of scale, light, space, texture, acoustics and warmth are complex consideration of his work.
Gibbs Gage Architects, one of the largest in Western Canada, offers professional services in architecture, interior and urban design and has a staff of almost 100.