Koopman Architecture is a contemporary, design-based architectural firm, which is located above the Vinyl Exchange record store in Saskatoon’s vibrant downtown core. Established in 2011, the innovative architectural firm is a specialist in commercial office space design. The firm’s portfolio also includes residential, institutional and public art projects.

Koopman Architecture provides their clients with full-service architectural design: from the initial stages of schematic design to construction documentation and contract administration. The passionate and diligent team — Paul, Stephanie and Ashley — understand that well-designed architecture improves our lives with efficient, beautiful and well-built spaces and buildings. This client-centred, capable trio is dedicated to realize your vision.



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Paul Koopman Principal Architect

Training: Master of Architecture (M.Arch), University of Waterloo (2003).
Work before Koopman Architecture:
Karakusevic Carson Architects in London, England (2003–2005); with Saskatoon architect Keith Henry at Friggstad Downing Henry Architects (2006–2011).
Why Paul works here: The creative challenge. Architecture is such a complex system that involves many people and intricate moving parts. So it’s really satisfying for me when projects get built successfully. Since we work with lots of great people, I get to know them better through the course of a project.
Inspiration: I’m inspired by what I experience in my home province of Saskatchewan — the landscape and the people. Much of my work is inspired by my travels abroad, particularly in
Europe and New York City.
Favourite project so far: All of them!
Favourite building: The Pantheon in Rome by Apollodorus of Damascus (completed in 126 A.D.)
Interests outside of work: Playing ukulele and harmonicas in The Musical Powers (a Saskatoon folk band), painting, soccer, gymnastics and doing stuff on our land near Saskatoon (with my
wife, visual artist Tamara Rusnak).

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Stephanie Campbell Architect

Training: Master of Architecture (M.Arch), University of Waterloo (2013).
Worked at Koopman Architecture:
Since 2014.
Why Stephanie works here: I like the variety in my work and forming relationships with the client, the design team and the contractors. I enjoy working through design options as though it were a puzzle; this brings the program elements together — with all the various ambitions and requirements for the project — in the most logical and interesting way.
Inspiration: When I design spaces, I imagine the people who will use and experience them. I want to create buildings that feel welcoming, comfortable, beautiful and practical.
Favourite project so far: Redekop Canopies.
I like the sculptural appearance. It was fun to work out the exposed steel connections and the form of the folded metal.
Favourite building: Cranbrook Schools Williams Natatorium (1999) by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. I loved to discover the building as I walked through it, such
as the restraint in the architecture and the pool’s quality of light.
Interests outside of work: Singing with the Saskatoon Chamber Singers, practising yoga, running, hosting BBQs and spending time with my two-year old, Chester.

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Ashley Graf Architectural Technologist

Training: Architectural Technologies Diploma, Saskatchewan Polytechnic (2016).
Diversified skills: Also working with Yorkville University for a Bachelor of Interior Design (online).
Worked at Koopman Architecture:
Since February 2018.
Why Ashley works here: I like the collaborative atmosphere, the problem solving, creativity and innovation of the Koopman Architecture team.
Inspiration: I seek to create architecture that has a positive impact on both the user and the environment; seeing a project through from start to finish; and providing the best quality possible.
Favourite project so far: Prairieland Park Canopy (currently under construction).
Favourite building: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (1959) by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York City.
Interests outside of work: Wellness
(yoga, nutrition); the outdoors (camping,
boating, sports); travelling.