Founding partner: Philip Vandermey
Philip Vandermey is a Dutch Canadian architect, urbanist and designer, and one of the founding partners of SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism. He has contributed to work published in Canadian Architect, Architect, Mark and MONU Magazines, and that has been awarded with two Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence, a P/A Award, the University of Calgary RAIC Student Gold Medal. He was involved in all stages of design and construction of the new Taylor Family Digital and High Density Libraries for the University of Calgary, completed in 2010, and was a project architect with Barcode Architects. He has worked on a wide range of project types around the world, including train stations, towers, affordable housing prototypes, houses, offices, schools, retail, hotels, public spaces, museums and libraries. He teaches part-time at the University of Calgary and SAIT as a sessional instructor, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and volunteers with several local organizations including the Beltline Community Parks and Public Places Committee, Artbox on International Avenue, Calgary Heritage Initiative and Goodlife Community Bicycle Shop.
Founding partner: Jessie Andjelic
Jessie Andjelic has worked with notable architecture firms Sturgess Architecture in Calgary and Powerhouse Company in Rotterdam, and has led design teams on three competition wins. Her range of projects includes private houses, multi-family and mixed-use housing, civic centres, university buildings and masterplans. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2009 and was recognized with the University of Calgary Faculty of Environmental Design Gold Medal, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Gold Medal and was nominated for the Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners. Jessie co-founded SPECTACLE Bureau for Architecture and Urbanism in 2013 and currently works as a design studio sessional instructor at the University of Calgary.