Who We Are
Amphora is a streamlined team of artistically talented and technically-driven architects, interior designers, and design professionals who thrive on enhancing experiences through thoughtful design in educational, institutional, and commercial settings. Our projects live in the public realm – in schools, universities, care facilities, and professional offices.
Amphora was founded by Vasili Mattheos, who combines an Ivy League education with a familiar grounding in Manitoba. Having begun his working life in the family restaurant in Headingley, Vasili went on to complete his Master of Architecture degree at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Vasili worked at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – widely recognized as one of the world’s leading architecture firms – before returning to Winnipeg. Vasili has created an intimate office culture at Amphora that fosters spontaneous communication, quick deconstruction of challenges into their constituent parts, and above all, creativity.
Who We Are
We are team of architects, interior designers, and design professionals who thrive on enhancing experiences through thoughtful design in educational, institutional, and commercial settings. Our projects live in the public realm.
What We Do
Our services span the full breadth of architecture. From interior design, to building design, to masterplanning, we dive in and make great things happen. Over the years, we’ve developed an expertise in the renovation and re-purposing of public and educational buildings to bring them into the 21st century.
Why We Do It
We strive to be a capital "A" Architecture firm. Our passion is unravelling complex problems and re-packaging them as elegant design solutions to make our world a better place. Architecture can improve our collective quality of life, our experiences, and our environment.
In the Beginning…
Amphora was founded by Vasili Mattheos, an alumnus of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His design experience is both extensive and international, having worked on multiple high-rise projects across three continents, North America's largest train station redevelopment, and multiple public projects including work on schools, universities, multi-family buildings, hotel developments, and gaming facilities.