Husband-and-wife team Stephen Kopp and Monica Adair head the Saint John-based Acre Architects in New Brunswick, Canada, with a further office in New York. The team works with contemporary forms and strives to create a sense of place and identity. ‘We don’t take the conventional order of things as a given, and are inspired by people who have the courage to think big,’ say the architects. One of their favourite works is a craft beer microbrewery project that was part adaptive reuse of an old railway roundhouse and part new build. Residential work, meanwhile, includes Into The Wild, a Saint John family house built on a long-vacant plot.