Our Approach

It’s not just what we do, but how we do it.

Our approach encompasses the experience internally, but also the experience externally – how it feels to be involved with aodbt as a client, a supplier, and a community.

Our Values

aodbt is dedicated to delivering practical and creative solutions to a full range of architectural and interior design challenges for a broad range of clients throughout the prairie region. 

Saskatchewan roots mean we are a family-friendly workplace with dedicated, hardworking staff. The design and character of our own office environments in Saskatoon and Prince Albert illustrate how we work together as a collaborative team in a sustainable, open office space with energy efficient building systems including an abundance of fresh air and natural light.

The firm’s success is a result of our early commitment to a full service approach to each project. Our team takes pride in award winning, thoughtful and constructible designs. We understand the challenges and opportunities that design in our harsh climate can bring. Clients benefit from both the personal involvement of a knowledgeable principal who is supported by a team of architects, interior designers, technologists, and construction contract administrators.

Indigenous Partnerships

aodbt has been partnering with Indigenous clients since our firm’s initiation in 1980; many of our first projects were with local First Nations communities throughout the prairies. 

Over the past 40 years, aodbt has established lasting relationships with our clients, which have resulted in many collaborations over the years. 

aodbt has a proud history working with Indigenous communities across Saskatchewan to design and develop health centres, band offices, recreation facilities, community centres, education buildings, and housing facilities.

Sustainability

The philosophy of sustainable design should be embraced at the outset by all members of a project and should be a mindset that plays a part in all aspects of a building. 

In its truest form, sustainable design should take into account the life-cycle of a project, identifying sustainable strategies relating to the site, building envelope, system design, construction methodology, material selection and on-going occupancy and maintenance.

aodbt is a provincial leader in applying the requirements of LEED certification and sustainable design. Sustainable design principles and goals do not always simply address building energy management or reduction. Many principles lead towards providing designs that are better places to live and work. These places, if designed better, are more comfortable and efficient, which in turn can increase job satisfaction and productivity.