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Steven Bushnell, Architect, AAA; Jim Carey, C. Arch. Tech., AAA; Shaun Visser, Architect, AAA; and Derek Sampson, Arch. Tech., are the Principals of the practice and represent the firm’s unique blend of design and management capabilities. The complementary expertise of the partners and the senior team at BR2 are combined with an effective and efficient “team” approach to the evolution of each project’s unique program and requirements. This capability has allowed the firm to grow from a traditional architectural practice to one offering a much wider range of personal services to our clients.

The partners are dedicated and committed to providing principal level “hands on” involvement throughout each project and bringing to each of their projects their unique abilities and experience.


Steven provides extensive architectural and interior design experience within a broad project base including institutional, educational, commercial, industrial, community and hospitality projects. As well, he has developed specialty skills to provide feasibility study, programming, facility design and other specialty services. Steven’s management capabilities include significant experience in a full range of project delivery methodologies.

Steven Bushnell

Architect, AAA, MAIBC, SAA, MAA

Jim offers a blend of significant technical and managerial expertise, ensuring design vision is achieved in technically sound buildings. As Production and Technical Manager, Jim enables our high standards to be provided for each project. In addition, his project management, code and sustainable design skills prove invaluable throughout the various project phases.

Jim Carey

C.Arch.Tech., AAA LEED® Accredited Professional

Shaun Visser has for over 18 years, carried out the detailed designs for the majority of the community and recreation work done by the firm. His expertise in programming, facility studies, project planning, and team coordination provides our project team with an enhanced capability and an expertise in ensuring a cooperative and highly interactive relationship with our client teams.

Shaun Visser

Architect, AAA, MAIBC, SAA, Green Globes Professional

Derek has over 20+ years of experience in the field of architecture in the development a variety of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects. As a senior member of our project team, Derek’s extensive experience in project management, administration, project coordination, detail development and AutoCAD proves invaluable to the successful evolution of our firm’s projects. Derek’s technical and computerization expertise has also allowed him to forge new standards of excellence for production of documentation for the firm.

Derek Sampson

Technical Manager

Cheryl has over 25 years of experience with BR2 Architecture and is an integral part of the firm’s promotional and administrative services.

Cheryl Waldie

Office Manager / Associate


2016 National Design Award
Sustainable Project
Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre – Edmonton, Alberta
2014 Alberta Construction Magazine,
Top Institutional Project Under $50 Million
Jeanne and Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre – Edmonton, Alberta
Stephen Barr Award of Excellence for Recreation Facility Design
Honourable Mention
“Recreation Industry Awards of Excellence”, April 15, 2010
Allan & Jean Millar Centre – Whitecourt, Alberta
2009 Alberta Construction Magazine,
Top Projects Industrial Runner-up
OEM Remanufacturing Addition – Edmonton, Alberta
2009 Alberta Wood WORKS!
For Commercial/Institutional Project
Lois Hole Library – Edmonton, Alberta
2008 Alberta Construction Magazine,
Top Institutional Project
Lois Hole Library – Edmonton, Alberta
Council of Educational Facility Planners
“Regional Award of Merit”
J.J. Nearing Catholic Elementary School – St. Albert, Alberta
Edmonton Public Schools
“Certificate of Recognition”
Kate Chegwin School – Edmonton, Alberta
American Institute of Architects, Council of Educational Facility Planners
“1998 School Architectural Citation Award”
Kate Chegwin School – Edmonton, Alberta
Alberta Association of Architects
“Design Award”
Alberta Gas Ethylene Administration Building – Joffre, Alberta
“1998 School Architectural Citation Award”
Kate Chegwin School – Edmonton, Alberta
City of Edmonton/Alberta Association of Architects (Northern Chapter)
“Design Award”
Alberta Gas Ethylene Administration Building – Joffre, Alberta
American Institute of Architects
“Architects for Justice Award of Merit”
Red Deer Remand Centre – Red Deer, Alberta
City of St. Albert
“Urban Design Award”
Liberton Medical Clinic – St. Albert, Alberta
Federation of Canadian Municipalities,
National Award Sustainable Community Award, Renewable Energy
Sylvan Lake Aquatic Centre – Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Consulting Engineers of Alberta
“Technology Innovation Award of Merit”
“Environmental Award of Merit”
Edmonton International Airport Redevelopment – Nisku, Alberta