In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, MTA honours and acknowledges that what we call Alberta is the traditional and ancestral territory of many peoples, presently subject to Treaties 6, 7, and 8. Namely: the Blackfoot Confederacy – Kainai, Piikani, and Siksika – the Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, and the Tsuu T’ina Nation and the Métis People of Alberta. This includes the Métis Settlements and the Six Regions of the Métis Nation of Alberta within the historical Northwest Metis Homeland.
We acknowledge the many First Nations, Métis and Iuit who have lived in and cared for these lands for generations. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work, and play on this land today, and who honour and celebrate this territory. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.




Overlooking Lower Kananaskis Lake in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park,
William Watson Lodge provides year round barrier free wilderness lodging.
The goal of this facility is to connect people of all abilities, all ages and all
cultures to recreational opportunities in nature. It was William Watson’s
vision to improve the social and environmental conditions for persons with
disabilities, seniors and their families.


The team from MTA performed exceptionally well on this very challenging project. After conducting an effective Master Planning exercise, the team succinctly engaged the different stakeholder and was able to deliver a design that satisfied and exceeded all design requirements. I was extremely impressed with the ideas and design elements in terms of dementia care and supportive living, that MTA incorporate into the design. Although faced with project budget pressures, MTA was able to lead and deliver a design that exceeded the expectations of the stakeholders and it is comforting to know that future residents of this facility will benefit from such an innovative design.

The MTA team is very approachable and have demonstrated their willingness to listen to our concerns. They are not telling us what they think we want to hear. They have listened and incorporated our direction into a plausible and workable solution. MTA to this point have been willing partners in helping us understand the steps required in coming up with an effective design that incorporated our values of providing comfort, compassion and dignity to the patients and their families during the palliative journey.

Overall, MTA’s approach to holistic project development including a focus of cultural, social and technical sustainability has raised the bar in terms of expectations for consultant performance for Affordable Housing. We have a great deal of confidence in MTA’s ability to work with a diverse team of stakeholders and address issues with realistic and workable solutions. Their capacity and willingness to work closely with Affordable Housing as established a high level of trust in their ability to design, coordinate and technically execute a project and we look forward to the next opportunity out organizations could work together.

MTA have worked with our clients on a complex, multi-stakeholder infill redevelopment on a church site in a growing Alberta community. Throughout the ongoing process, I have been impressed by the design leaders’ professionalism, depth of experience, creativity and readiness to collaborate. Our MTA resource people have communicated clearly with a wide group of project participants, and have regularly gone beyond minimum mandate requirements to respond to the wider community with patience and competence.

I have been consistently impressed by MTA Architecture’s readiness to listen and to collaborate. MTA is on our organization’s referral and contact list for future planning and design services, and I have no hesitation in recommending their work for other projects.