Profile

Profile

About Casola Koppe 

Casola Koppe Architects is a service oriented firm that strives to meet or exceed our client’s expectations by providing creative, logical and market relevant design solutions for each and every project. Casola Koppe Architects is an experienced team of architects, designers and technologists capable of providing a wide variety of architectural services for several building types. Having extensive experience in the multi-family residential sector, principals Tony Casola and Hans Koppe have also successfully completed numerous commercial, retail, industrial and institutional projects over the past 17 years. Casola Koppe has leveraged the experience of its team to become leaders in the design of sustainable mixed use, residential, seniors, retail, commercial and institutional developments.

Casola Koppe is always looking to improve methods of service delivery by aggressively researching and investing in emerging technological trends. The office boasts the latest in modelling, presentation, project cost tracking, and accounting software, with the proven ability to utilize these tools to deliver projects as efficiently and effectively as possible. Use of online systems for information transfer and project coordination allow us to engage in projects regardless of their geographic location. We are proud to be one of the first companies in Western Canada that is proficiently using Autodesk’s Revit. Revit is a true “architecture specific” software program that allows architects and designers to “build” the project in 3D virtual space and then enables production of the plans, elevations, sections and details as literal snap shots of the central model. We have been using this technology since 2007 and have recognized the value in this program as the new benchmark in project design and contract document production.

When dealing with project approvals, Casola Koppe prides itself on being highly effective in working with planning and building departments and communities as team members rather than adversaries. At the same time, Casola Koppe strives to maintain control of the process to ensure that the overall project goal and schedule is not compromised. We possess a strong understanding of the regulatory frame work with a sound grasp of all applicable bylaws and building codes.

Principals

Principals

Tony Casola and Hans Koppe have worked together for over 16 years and continue to merge their own individual expertise to help clients realize their project goals. Collectively, Tony and Hans have attained over 30 years of diverse experience in architectural design and contract documentation. They are excited to be one of the first architectural firms in western Canada to deliver full building information modelling (BIM) as part of their base service, a testament to their ongoing mission to find creative and efficient methods of providing architectural services. Tony and Hans are both LEED Accredited Professionals, which underscores their commitment to integrating sustainability and energy conservation within all of their projects.

Tony Casola
Principal, Architect, AAA, SAA | B. Arch, LEED® AP

Tony Casola holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from The University of Toronto School of Architecture and has been a licensed member of the Alberta Association of Architects for over ten years. After practicing architecture with two other firms for 15 years, Tony partnered with fellow architect Hans Koppe to form Casola Koppe Architects Ltd. Together with Hans Koppe, Tony manages a team of experienced architects and architectural technologists capable of delivering a wide range of services from community master planning and architectural building design, to multi-media presentations and interior design. Over the years, Tony has been involved with a wide variety of projects such as low and high rise multi-family residential, hotel and ski resort master planning, commercial, retail, institutional and industrial buildings. It is through this experience that Tony has gained a thorough understanding of the client’s critical needs and expectations while maintaining a high level of design integrity and commitment to efficient, quality, and timely service delivery. Tony’s acute grasp of business and office management has enabled him to lead Casola Koppe Architects to grow and progress to become one of the leading design firms in Calgary. Tony has been LEED® AP certified since 2010.

Hans Koppe
Principal, Architect, AAA, SAA | BFA, M. Arch, LEED® AP

Hans Koppe holds a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Calgary. Hans has been a licensed member of the Alberta Association of Architects for over 10 years and partnered with fellow architect Tony Casola to form Casola Koppe Architects. Over the past 14 years Hans has been the design and project architect on a wide range of projects. His primary focus has been on seeing larger projects through from conception to construction. From this experience, Hans has gained a sound understanding of every aspect of the architectural project. He is a strong believer that the key to the success of a project is in the clear communication and coordination with the client, authorities, community, and all team members. Hans has always embraced emerging technologies in a constant effort to maximize efficiency and quality control when designing and preparing contract documents. Hans has spearheaded the full transition at Casola Koppe from traditional AutoCad drafting methods to full parametric modelling of all new projects with the use of the next generation in architectural documentation, Autodesk’s Revit® Software. Hans has been a LEED® AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional) since 2009.