Motivo Design Group Inc. (MDG) was created to provide clients with professionally engineered building solutions. Each project is executed to uniquely address the client’s requirements and goals. Regardless of the size or type of the project, the approach remains the same - provide unique solutions that are both creative and realistic. Whether it is a custom home design or commercial building tenant improvement, a strong emphasis is placed on constructability and cost effective building solutions. Creative concepts are created through collaboration with clients and experienced reviews of municipal and site constraints. The Motivo Design Group will bring integrity to your project through ethical processes and choices. We believe in positive community growth, through sustainable design and responsible construction. Our strength is in applying creative designs through sound engineering principals. Motivo Design Group is an award winning firm, most recently capturing Best Home Design and Best Interior Design at the 2017 Keystone Awards.
PRINCIPAL/DESIGNER Chris McNeil, P.Eng
Chris was raised not far from the most easterly point in North America, on the rugged coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. He grew up in a modest home with an artistic mother and a father who owned a residential construction company. Naturally, his passion for Architecture grew. At the age of 10 with broom in hand, he was put to work on the construction site and was drawn to the satisfaction that comes in watching a project grow from concept to completion.
Chris’ engineering career found him consistently working in areas focused on buildings and facilities. His employment saw him work and live throughout North America with time spent in Ottawa, Texas, California, and Calgary. Motivo Design Group Inc. is a concept Chris hopes will display both his artistic passion for design and his unique practical experience in engineering and construction. Chris is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and Motivo Design Group is a member of the Canadian Home Building Association. Chris has previously attained the industry leading designation in Project Management (PMP) in 2007. Past notable employers include National Research Council of Canada, Schlumberger, Kiewit Industrial, Bell Telecom, Suncor Energy, MEG Energy, and Stantec Consulting.
INTERIOR DESIGNER Deanne Roberts, BFA, DID
Deanne completes our team by offering our Clients professional interior design services. With a diploma in Interior Design and a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts, Deanne has the qualifications to finish your project right. Deanne has close to twenty years’ experience in the design field and has successfully completed the National Council for Interior Design (NCIDQ) Exam. She began her career with a Vancouver based commercial design firm specializing in restaurant and retail spaces. She was involved in a variety of North American and international projects. After a number of years she began to focus more on residential design working on custom homes and renovations in whistler, West Vancouver and eventually Kamloops.
RESIDENTIAL DESIGNER Yohairy Checo, B.Arch, MRAIC
Yohairy adds international experience and world travel to the diversity of the Motivo Design Group. With a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago, Dominican Republic, Yohairy brings refreshing creativity to our design projects. Her experience includes over 8 years working on residential, commercial, and renovation projects. In addition, Yohairy completed additional training in Interior & Shop Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy in 2007.