FBM people

For more than 100 years, we have been creating spaces that enhance the quality of life within them and the communities they serve. We call this people-driven design.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the studio is comprised of architects, interior designers, and planners committed to creating meaningful relationships between people, place, and building. Our studio is actively engaged in teaching, research, and practice to create a better shared future.

As a result, we work at multiple scales to create projects from neighbourhood greenhouses to community hospitals; seaside homes to mixed-use residential districts; and civic institutions to main streets in rural towns. Our designs are inspired by landscape and climate, social and ecological responsibility, and the rhythms of everyday life. We create spaces that bring people dignity and delight while enhancing the communities in which we work.

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101-5560 Cunard St.,
Kjipuktuk / Halifax, NS
Canada    B3K 1C4
FBM people

What We Do


Our architecture team is committed to designing architecture that is contextual, responsible, creative, and transformative. Working collaboratively with the broader subject matter expertise at FBM, our designs inspire connections and build community across scales.

Interior Design

Our interior design team embraces innovation to create delightful, productive, and elegant interior environments. Each design is curated through collaboration and the deep understanding of users’ requirements for comfort, safety, performance, and well-being.


Our planning team facilitates community engagement, town planning, and market development. The result is work that responds to the needs and specific conditions for a variety of users, clients, and environments, creating opportunities for social and economic growth.


Susan Fitzgerald

Design Director, Architect

Craig Davidson

Finance Director

Greg Fry

Architect, Director

Architect Emeritus

George Cotaras

Architect Emeritus