100+ Years of

Architecture Experience

BR2 Architecture (formerly known as Barr Ryder Architects & Interior Designers) provides professional, full-service Architectural Design, Interior Design and Planning Services throughout Alberta and Western/Northern Canada. With over a century of collective experience in multidiscipline design, we have proven ourselves as industry leaders with holistic solutions and results that leave imprints. We will go above and beyond to provide professional leadership and support during the whole timeline of your project.

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Our firm has emerged as an award winning architectural and interior design firm through our demonstrated capabilities in the full range of qualitative architectural services for a wide variety of project types and sizes

Architectural Design

Interior Design

Master Planning

Feasibility Studies

Construction Administration

Construction Documentation

Sustainable Design

Building Technology Investigations



Our above-and-beyond approach to projects has earned various awards over several decades.

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Leadership Team

Steven Bushnell, Architect, 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.



Architect, AAA, SAA

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.



Architect, AAA, AIBC, SAA, Green Globes Professional

Shaun Visser has 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.



Technical Manager

Derek has vast 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.