To add value to lives through design.

Archonomics has evolved into a business from the passionate work of its founder, Scott McGihon, fueled by the universal need to improve our built and un-built environment. Officially incorporated in 2010, our mission is simply to add value to lives through design.   

The name "Archonomics" represents the juncture between design and economy, where Design is the art and science of making and Economy is the production, exchange, and consumption of resources.  Archonomics has two primary obligations in respect to economy.  First, is to increase the efficiency of our design and construction process so that we can make custom design more accessible to our clients.  Second, is to make informed decisions about the materials and products we specify in order to promote a sustainable consumption of resources.  Through creativity and ingenuity, our designs and buildings will have a positive and lasting impact not only on the lives of its inhabitants, but on the world economy and our environment.


Broken down into its most primitive state, building is a response to the basic human need for shelter and gathering, to be elevated off of the wet ground and to be kept dry and at a comfortable temperature.  It is with an appreciation for these basic needs combined with a further understanding of the human perceptual system that Archonomics approaches a design.  By adhering to the rules of scale and proportion we create an aesthetic balance and visual continuity (sight).  We combine this with a special attention to materiality (touch), proper orientation to natural light (direction), access to ventilation (smell), and connectivity to the landscape, in order to create a cohesive perceptual experience.

Archonomics Canada Inc. and its employees are not, and have never been, affiliated with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)  The Architects Act of British Columbia (Under Section 60) creates exceptions from the prohibitions for certain classes of buildings, allowing our designers to assist you on a broad range of project types.  For a complete list of project types, not requiring a registered architect, please visit the AIBC website here