Our Story

We are an architecture and design studio based in Prince Edward Island. Our studio’s name is inspired by the expression ‘the whole nine yards’, meaning everything or all encompassing and represents our commitment to exploring all facets of design. For us, great design encompasses and influences all aspects of life. It has the ability to shape behaviour, encourage social interaction, and elevate the environments we inhabit. 

We approach each project with unconditional curiosity, a passion for experimentation and discovery, and a dedication to finding an original and forward-thinking solution. 

 

We believe that architecture is not a defined style but rather a response to context – combining the vernacular building methods and materials of diverse climates and localities with a distinctly contemporary design ideal.

Founded in 2017 by architects Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray, our studio is made up of thirteen individuals, all with an undying love for design – from architects and engineers to artists, project managers, graphic designers, and photographers. The multidisciplinary nature of our practice allows us to provide a diverse range of design services including architecture, interior design, object/furniture design, graphic design, branding and custom art installations.

 

Our Story

We are an architecture and design studio based in Prince Edward Island. Our studio’s name is inspired by the expression ‘the whole nine yards’, meaning everything or all encompassing and represents our commitment to exploring all facets of design.

For us, great design encompasses and influences all aspects of life. It has the ability to shape behaviour, encourage social interaction, and elevate the environments we inhabit. 

We approach each project with unconditional curiosity, a passion for experimentation and discovery, and a dedication to finding an original and forward-thinking solution.

Founded in 2017 by architects Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray, our studio is made up of thirteen individuals, all with an undying love for design – from architects and engineers to artists, project managers, graphic designers, and photographers. The multidisciplinary nature of our practice allows us to provide a diverse range of design services including architecture, interior design, object/furniture design, graphic design, branding and custom art installations.

Our People

Architect/Partner

Silva Stojak

Hailing from the social/cultural center and capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Silva received her architecture degree from the University of Sarajevo in 1987….

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Architect/Partner

Shallyn Murray

Shallyn was born and raised on PEI and graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2012….

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Lead Designer/Intern Architect

Alisha Maloney

Maritime born, raised and educated, Alisha earned her Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University in 2012 before venturing west to Vancouver BC in search of milder winters…..

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Project Manager/Lead Architectural Technologist

Terry Richardson

Terry moved to PEI to attend Holland College’s Architectural Technology Program and has been working as an architectural technologist on the Island for over 16 years….

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Project Manager/Lead Architectural Technologist

Sheri MacDonald

Sheri is a true Islander, born in raised in North Winsloe, PEI. She joined the firm in September of 2000….

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Project Manager

Mark Steele

Mark was born and raised in Charlottetown. After living in Banff for a couple years chasing snow, Mark returned to PEI to attend the Construction Technology Program at Holland College….

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Intern Architect

Natasha Gorbacheva

Raised in Saint-Petersburg Russia, Natasha received her degree in Architecture and Urban Design in 2010 from the Saint-Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering….

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Office Manager

Brandon Hood

A Prince Edward Island local, Brandon has been absorbing the artistic essence of the Island since his birth. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 2016 from the University of Prince Edward Island….

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Intern Architect

Xinran Tang

Xinran was born and raised in Hefei, China. After moving to Canada in 2012, Xinran attended the Dalhousie University School of Architecture where he received his Master of Architecture degree in 2019….

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Fabricator

Nick Doneff

Born and raised in Fort Erie, Ontario, Nick has always had a love for mid-century signage and amusements….

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Office Manager

Jacqueline Fisher

After attending the University of Alberta, Jacqueline graduated from Sheridan College’s Multimedia Program in 2003. In addition to her duties as the office manager….

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Architectural Technlogist

Tatiana Varlamov

Tatiana was born in Leningrad and raised in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. She attended the Saint-Petersburg Mining University in 1990 where she studied Hydrogeology and Civil Engineering….

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Trivet

This simple household object protects your table by providing a place to set hot or cold objects—instead of using your go-to dish towel. Our trivet is milled from solid maple and is inspired by the parallel lines seen in the plowed rows of Island fields.