I am so excited to announce the launch of a new architectural partnership . . .


This is a new architectural partnership between Tracey Mactavish and Asher deGroot. I have known Tracey for many years and am really excited about this next stage working together which will bring great challenges, and also, we are confident, exciting and interesting new projects!

About the New Firm:

MOTIV ARCHITECTS INC. is an architecture and design practice that seeks to create a better world and environment through thoughtful and artful design, based in tangible materials.
Asher deGroot and Tracey Mactavish founded MOTIV with a common passion that considered architecture and design have the power to transform lives and re-invigorate our most basic connections to community. Finding interconnections within our creative network as well as within the neighbourhoods of our projects is how we seek to realize a project’s true potential. We believe no person or project exists in isolation – caring about a place requires acknowledging and leveraging dependencies on the bigger community.

What motivates us:

  • working with grass roots community groups to address fundamental needs within our neighbourhood and city
  • designing simply with a high attention to detail
  • using our skills to improve quality of life
  • translating the passion and vision of our clients into a physical reality

Tracey Mactavish and Asher deGroot worked together for 3 ½ years at one of the most respected architectural practices within Vancouver – designing, developing and managing the North Vancouver City Hall renovation and addition – a complex, and multi-faceted architectural project that has been recognized with a Lieutenant Governor Award and with a Governor General’s Award for design excellence. Together they bring more than three decades of experience to this new venture with MOTIV ARCHITECTS INC.

What Now for Asher deGroot Architect?

I began my practice with a keen desire to form valuable creative partnerships with friends and peers in the design and construction industry. This vision has fortunately been realized in a very real way even sooner than I could have hoped in this partnership.

Asher deGroot Architect Inc. will officially continue to exist as I wrap up work on several projects under construction and I will still be available at my current email - architect@asherdegroot.com

My focus and work from this point moving forward will be with this exciting new partnership of MOTIV ARCHITECTS INC. Don't hesitate to say hello, congrats etc. and to pass along contacts and connections at my new email address asher@motivarchitects.ca. 


Asher deGroot Architect Inc. is a full-service design firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia.