ASK was founded by seasoned Architect and passionate citizen Shafraaz Kaba.
Ask for a Better World looks for value-aligned clients and collaborators that will build the right project for the right reasons.
We provide trust-based project facilitation, visioning and leadership to move architecture and design to higher aspirations, including carbon neutral, net zero or net positive energy, and regenerative buildings.
We create a better world through our lean and collaborative culture that delivers exactly what our clients need through design thinking, pull-planning and asking the right questions.
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Shafraaz Kaba is an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) expert and architect who thrives on facilitating problem solving of any kind that is ecologically aware. He is previously known for his work at Manasc Isaac Architects, where he focused on net-zero energy and carbon-emission reducing goals for buildings. Shafraaz now facilitates the creation of regenerative, net zero energy, and carbon neutral architecture using Lean culture and design thinking. He brings together architects, engineers, trades, contracts and clients to enable high performance results.
Shafraaz began his Lean journey on the priMED Mosaic Centre, where he learned valuable tools in pull-planning, target value design and how to look for the 8 wastes of Lean. He continues to learn and share ideas that will make design and construction more productive.
Over the last 20 years, he has made significant contributions to the design and cultural landscape of Edmonton, mainly through founding Media Architecture Design Edmonton (MADE). Shafraaz has also been involved with the Canadian Green Building Council Alberta Leadership Board and currently holds a director position on the Energy Efficiency Alberta board.
In his spare time, he likes to fly small airplanes and rides bicycles and other two-wheeled modes of transportation.