About Us

Together, we change something into somewhere…
incredible

Shaping space, molding the environment in which we live, breathe and work… Making it truly unique, memorable. BBA Design Consultants has been bringing incredible design creativity to spaces for over three decades.

Along the way, it has created some of the most coveted spaces on the continent. Led by its Principal and Founder, Sharon Bortolotto, BBA’s talented design team listen to our Clients to develop an understanding of the strengths and challenges of each project.

BBA then proceeds to deliver designs that exceed expectations, often acknowledged by our peers as exceptional.

In keeping with its long-established reputation for delivering design excellence, BBA builds on its ability to provide award-winning hospitality and residential spaces responding to current market conditions while, intuitively and creatively, looking forward.

Clients benefit not only from our expertise, but also, the many relationships BBA has forged over the years with select sources who provide innovative products and services.

Our Team

Sharon Bortolotto, BID, RID,
Principal/Founder

Sharon Bortolotto is the Principal and Founder of BBA Design Consultants, but what makes her tick? While the firm has garnered countless awards and been praised in print for more than 3 decades… What’s the skinny on Sharon?

Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, Sharon received her Bachelor of Interior Design (BID) with honors distinction from the University of Manitoba. She spent the years immediately following graduation in Edmonton working with renowned architect Peter Hemmingway, among others. After four years there, Sharon relocated to Vancouver and began to make her mark on the West Coast design community where she also earned the professional designation of Registered Interior Designer (RID)

In 1985, following a year-long sabbatical to study the architecture and design of Europe, Sharon returned to Vancouver to establish her firm, BBA Design Consultants Inc. She remains an avid traveler and when not exploring the art & architecture of Europe, Asia and beyond… She can be found diligently working on her new knitwear collection!

Jennifer Brown, BA, BEnvD,
Senior Designer

Since joining BBA in 2006, Jennifer has been the lead on many projects. She holds a BA from UBC and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba. Her passion for design began early, growing in Vancouver and watching her grandmother, a student of the original Vancouver School of Art, sculpt and paint. Jennifer was taught to observe the details. To this day she uses these insights in her work.

Of all the amazing projects Jennifer has helped create, she lists the award-winning Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet as her favorite. Why? The location is unlike any other. After traveling extensively around the world, it is the West Coast of Vancouver Island, namely Ucluelet and Tofino that she counts as the most amazing places on earth.

Jennifer’s current goal is to sail the great rivers of the world, and to explore the many small towns and cities along their banks.

Madeline Eng, DID,
Senior Designer

Overseeing projects from conception to completion and meeting with clients and consultants are all in a days work for Madeline. Since 1996 she has been ensuring projects meet both their budgets and deadlines.

Madeline looks at creating an interior, utilizing light, form, colour and texture which gives her joy and the satisfaction of a career well-chosen.

The design process intrigues her the most, understanding each project’s needs and unlimited potential.

Traveling is her other passion; to explore and discover the culture, art, architecture, design and people to re-interpreted this essence into a new space. She is always planning her next trip as there are yet so many places to visit and to explore.

Brigido S. Libut Jr., BA,
Senior Technician

Since 2006, Brigido has been an intergal member of the BBA team with his strong background in architecture and art. His technical skills in CAD, digital renderings and his ability to resolve complex detail has been, and remains a valuable asset to BBA.

Brigido counts the Pier West project as one of his favourites; the dynamic lobby, grand amenity spaces and iconic architecture were a welcome challenge.

At home, Brigido enjoys painting colour abstracts in both acrylic and oils, carpentry, constructing traditional lanterns and cooking amazing Filipino cuisine.

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