Vancouver is globally acclaimed for its advanced architecture and urbanism, and Hughes Condon Marler Architects is one of its most respected and innovative design firms. Their work has earned Canada's highest architecture award five times, and have been shortlisted for a key prize at the 2013 World Architecture Festival in Singapore. The successor to a firm first established in 1976 by Roger Hughes, HCMA now includes partners Darryl Condon, Karen Marler, Stuart Rothnie and Carl-Jan Rupp, the firm has a staff of 50 in their Vancouver and Victoria offices. HCMA established an early reputation as urban housing and school design experts, and for their skills in urban design and facility programming. Their work now includes the complete range of public and private architecture, ranging from fire halls and mixed use housing projects, to university laboratory/teaching pavilions and landmark public libraries.