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History and Process

FBM has been in continuous practice since 1917. Based in Halifax, we are one of Atlantic Canada’s most recognized firms consistently creating architecture that is powerful, creative, and elegant.

Located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, FBM practices nationally and internationally. A firm of over twenty people, FBM is owned and managed by a group of three architects, a senior technologist, and the firm’s accountant. All are active in the work of the practice.

Our comprehensive team includes professionals encompassing multiple facets of building design. We have architects, interior designers, technologists, and sustainability experts allowing our company to provide excellent service on a broad range of projects. Our portfolio of work includes residential, hospitality, educational, industrial, health care and cultural projects, in both the private and public sectors. Known for our excellent design, expertise in building technology, and well coordinated documents, FBM takes pride in its work at all scales.

FBM contributes to the success of each of our clients. This is achieved through the creativity, diligence, skills and experience of our talented and loyal staff. We work collaboratively in a studio environment using the broad skills and experiences of the entire team. Consequently, FBM is known for the very high level of service it provides, working closely with each client to address their very specific needs on every project.

Striving to have a positive impact on the community, FBM encourages civic involvement and responsible environmental practices in its work. Many staff members are involved in professional associations and community organizations and activities. Several regularly give lectures or teach at Dalhousie University’s School of Architecture. Believing in the benefits of strategic alliances, FBM has also completed many projects over the years in association or full partnership with other architects, both nationally and internationally.