euoi studio | architecture + design
euoi studio is a design-oriented practice offering an intuitive and collaborative approach to full architectural services, with a special focus on custom residential spaces, festival and event design, and site-specific public installations. We use an inclusive and playful methodology to enhance the private and public realms, inspire the unexpected, and create meaningful spatial experiences.
[euoî] – a passionate exclamation of revelry
euoi! is a rallying cry, the participatory exclamations of revellers in city-scale festivals and nature-oriented gatherings. euoi proclaims a deep appreciation for celebratory gatherings and social interactions occurring in the public realm that encourage freedom, euphoria, and joy. It also symbolizes an appreciation for meaningful human connection, and the spaces that support them.
Chelsea Louise Grant (she/her)
Architect AIBC, MAA, LEED AP
Chelsea launched euoi studio in 2019, after working for 15 years in British Columbia and the Canadian Prairies. She has overseen and completed many projects around Vancouver Island, and the Southern and Northern Gulf Islands. She is an extroverted, collaborative, and people-oriented person with a deep appreciation for west coast culture, lifestyle, and living. Her research has focussed on the intersections of architecture, festival design, and the role that public gatherings play in fostering social inclusivity. Chelsea was the 2013 RAW Gallery POD Artist-in-Residence, has conducted research internationally, and was a Producer and Art Director for Vancouver’s Parade of Lost Souls Festival.
Steve Gairns (he/him)
Architect AIBC, MAA
Steve was raised in the Pacific Northwest and has over 15 years of experience working in award-winning architecture and construction management practices, where he has completed projects primarily across BC’s south coast. He is a thoughtful, optimistic, and detail-oriented designer with a keen interest in the relationships between the human, natural, and built environments. Steve has conducted research internationally, and is often involved in the design of site-specific, temporary installations. He is the Chair of the West Coast Modern League, a not-for-profit that advocates for the appreciation of the west coast design ethos.