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Friday, June 24, 2011

Top Toronto, GTA and Ontario Architecture Companies

Best Ontario Architectural firms presented alphabetically

Top architects from a range of Ontario cities including Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, GTA, Ottawa, Kingston, Oshawa, Kitchener, Hamilton, London, Oakville, Barrie, North Bay, Sudbury, Newmarket, and Windsor.

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Ontario Association of Architects 2010 Design Awards winners

List of Ontario architecture studios:

Adamson Associates Architects

Adamson Associates website

Adamson Associates Architects is a full-service Architectural Practice located in Toronto, Canada, with offices in New York (AAI Architects, P.C.); London, UK (Adamson Associates International Limited); Los Angeles (Adamson Associates, Inc.); and Abu Dhabi (Adamson Associates International Ltd - Abu Dhabi).

Established in 1934, Adamson Associates is noted for its long tradition of design excellence and technical expertise. Our firm has developed a diverse portfolio of projects in Canada, the United States and around the world, encompassing projects in a wide range of sectors including commercial; cultural; hotel and residential; institutional; large-scale, mixed-use development sites; retail and entertainment; and airports and transportation centres.

Adamson Associates has won numerous prestigious design awards and recognitions, and has succeeded in winning several international design competitions including: the New Terminal Development Project, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Toronto Canada; Tara Station, Dublin, Ireland; and the Fengtai Science and Technology Park, Beijing, China.

In the 1980s, we diversified to undertake work as Executive Architect on large-scale developments in the United States, the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia. As Executive Architect/Architect of Record, we work with the Design Architect through all stages of project development with the goal of developing, enhancing and delivering the vision that they and the Client have established.

We have had the privilege of collaborating with some of the world’s most acclaimed Design Architects on such prestigious projects as the World Financial Center in New York and;Kuala Lumpur City Centre in Malaysia. Currently, we are working on several large-scale develoments with multiple design architects such as the World Trade Center Redevelopment in New York; and Canary Wharf in London, England.

Under the progressive leadership of three partners, we are continually upgrading our design, project management and technical expertise to maintain a competitive advantage within the dynamic architectural field and an expanding economy.

Our services extend the entire development of a project from strategic planning to design and on through final construction. These services include: architectural and urban design, master planning, feasibility studies, programming, interior design, contract documents, value engineering, contract administration, building conditions assessments, and building sciences.

Altius Architecture Inc, cottage specialists

Altius Architects, Toronto

Altius has continued to move forward towards a complete, holistic and collaborative approach to building. We believe that the best buildings are achieved when architects, engineers, consultants, constructors and clients come together to achieve something greater than the sum of their individual parts. We subscribe to a team approach to building and believe that the confluence of architecture, structure, mechanical systems and building technology must meet at the commencement of the design process in order to successfully meet the needs of our clients, their budgets and respond to our modern times.

We have established close relationships and continue to share knowledge with the best consultants available to us in the fields of structural, mechanical and sustainable systems design.

Architects Alliance

ArchitectsAlliance architecture studio website

At aA, our team of 40 architects, designers, planners and technologists provide the full spectrum of services, applied to a scope of practice that ranges from academic and institutional buildings to large-scale mixed-use developments.

We have built condominiums and classrooms, laboratories and research buildings, affordable housing and entire communities. You’ll find aA projects all over Canada, the United States, and Europe. A long list of national and international awards attest to our well-earned reputation as one of the most innovative design firms in Canada.

Thomas Ewing Blood Architects, Ottawa

Thomas Blodd Architects website


Bortolotto Architects, Toronto

Bortolotto Architects webpage

The firm is committed to design excellence and the integration of sustainable and leading edge technologies. A significant concentration of the work is for government and educational institutions, reflecting the firm’s understanding of the complexities associated with public buildings and the public realm and their commitment to improving the quality of these places.

Bortolotto Design Architect has developed design strategies collectively called Performance Architecture.

Breathe Architects (Martin Leifhebber & Associates), Toronto

Breathe Architects

Our unique approach sets Building Code precedents and enables our clients to express themselves through our product: be it intellectually, spiritually or monetarily. Their enthusiasm, evident on their websites creates clientele for us on a ongoing basis, so sustainability is achieved all around.

We see, as a logical extension, the need to promote more environmental sensitive living on a larger scale. Up until a few years ago the practice has been a Sole Proprietor. By embracing the Integrated Design Process we have further expanded the team and skill set necessary in our manifestation of an ecological practice. This inspires our clients to be more open-minded, accept ecological principles into their lives, and to communicate these to the broader community.

Implementation: As a team - client, builder and architect - we challenge conventions by proving that alternatives are ready for implementation. A good example is ruling of the Ontario Building Code Commission that strawbale constructions, a ’breathing’ wall assembly, is superior to conventional ‘sealed’ construction.

Our practice is a think tank that allows our clients and ourselves to decompress and question what we have deemed an acceptable and comfortable ‘way of life’.


Clients that hire us are able to reinvent themselves, as their research and our design insight combine to provide answers that result in buildings that are used as instruments of change: Our model inspires and enables clients to promote more environmentally sensitive living by initiating ecological entrepreneurism. Because of the effectiveness of this model we see our clients as a logical extension of our work. Our innovative practices speak for themselves as our clients go on to demonstrate the worthiness of our innovative ideas, communicate this on their websites, and in doing this, solicit additional pros.

Purpose and Goals: 

We anticipate the visions of our residential clients to become more and more relevant to commercial and institutional organizations. The practice’s transformation from Martin Liefhebber Architect Inc. into Breathe Architects enables us to respond to larger scale building programs. Our projects provide evidence of effective alternatives, reinforce clients ambitions, and create a sustainable business model – for our clients, ourselves and the ongoing relevance of architecture.

BSN Architects, Toronto

Baird Sampson Neuert Architects website

BSN is committed to maximizing the environmental quality and performance of all of its projects. The firm believes strongly in the ethical dimension of “sustainability” which promotes the principal of equitable access to the earth’s resources across space and through time. Our design process focuses on the conceptualization and execution of exceptional interior and exterior environments: that are healthy for their users; that promote long term sustainability of the project; and that reduce negative effects on the larger natural environment to the absolute minimum achievable.

The firm is an acknowledged leader of “green design” in Canada. It is experienced with the Canadian Green Building Council’s (CGBC) Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, the federal government’s Building Incentives Programme (CBIP) for energy efficient design and other programmes and precedents related to issues of sustainability. Two of the firm’s principals, Barry Sampson and Jon Neuert, are LEED accredited professionals, as are senior associate Yves Bonnardeaux, and associates Ian Douglas and Mauro Carreño.

We approach the design of each project and its site as an integrated “system of systems”. The firm’s interest in “green design” has developed out of its research and practical experience with the application of principals of “bioclimatic design” to public spaces and public conservatories. Both require building and landscape systems and components to be integrated in the design process so that they can work together as “environmental modifiers”, achieving effective responsiveness to climate and maximizing usability under changeable weather conditions. This approach entails creative collaboration with other specialist professionals and the breaking down of disciplinary boundaries to eliminate system redundancy.

Our expertise with environmental design has developed out of successful project experience.

Joseph Campatelli, Markham ON

JNC-Architect.com website

Chamberlain Architects, Burlington ON

Chamerlain Architects, Ontario

The firms of the Chamberlain companies function under one roof offering management, architectural design and construction services. Many years of seamlessly integrating these services for clients requiring a single source of responsibility for their projects has made us expert at delivering enhanced projects through an Integrated Project Delivery Process.

Our staff of 70 consists of Project Managers, Architects, Construction Managers, Estimators, Technologists, Construction Coordinators, Site Superintendents, and support staff. From constant involvement in all the processes necessary to realize a project, our staff members have evolved into experienced and knowledgeable professionals who consider a project not just in terms of design or construction tasks, but rather as a whole and cohesive project – the successful completion for which we are responsible.

Celebrating 30 years in business, Chamberlain is a creative, financially secure organization. Our clients include the entrepreneur with a single project, government and public service organizations, and many high profile corporations with ongoing development programs. They are all equally deserving of our best efforts and our main focus is to exceed their service expectations.

Cool Earth Architects, Toronto

Cool Earth Architects web site

Elias (Lou) Ampas is a graduate of McGill University. He has been a licensed architect for almost 20 years. He has worked on, or been responsible for a number of award winning designs, with a portfolio of high-end housing, commercial, retail and community work. His most recent projects include net-zero townhouses and a passive solar house.

Martin Poizner has extensive technical experience and a level of insight gleaned in 49 years of practice, from a wide variety of experience. Martin was recently awarded the Order of Da Vinci by the Ontario Association of Architects for outstanding contributions to the Profession.

Sheena Sharp is a graduate of the University of Manitoba, and then obtained her Master of Architecture degree at the University of Washington, in Seattle. After her initial degree she worked as a research assistant on projects including Energy Efficiency and Daylighting, and a project which built and instrumented a wood frame house to monitor energy use.

She has experience in many forms of housing and commercial buildings. Her first large environmentally sustainable project was the $20 mil. addition and renovation for the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, where she acted as Project Architect while working for Young + Wright Architects.

Her second large environmentally sustainable project is the $3.5 addition and renovation to the District of Parry Sound Social Services Administration Board, which is currently a candidate for LEED certification.

CS+P, Toronto

CS+P Architects website

CS&P Architects Inc., one of Canada's leading architectural practices, offers architectural, planning, interior and urban design services to a wide range of public and private sector clients. Since the firm's inception, a significant focus of our practice has been the design of public spaces and community-focused projects for recreational, judicial, and educational uses. Our objective in developing these projects is to discover imaginative and meaningful ways to connect these buildings with their contexts. By designing from the inside out, we continually explore ways to enhance and enrich our clients' programmes. Our dedicated team of 60 includes registered architects and accredited urban, interior design and LEED professionals. This talented group is commited to design excellence and client satisfaction. This winning approach has resulted in the loyalty of many longstanding clients as well as over 65 design excellence awards.

CXT Architects, Toronto

CXT Architects Studio

CXT Architects Inc. has evolved into a firm with a reputation for strong problem solving skills, excellence in design, vigorous attention to detailing and technical execution, as well as leadership in contract administration. Throughout its history, the firm has consistently produced high quality architecture that responds to the specific needs of clients through various construction delivery modes including design-build and construction management.

Diamond and Schmidt, Toronto

Diamond and Schmidt Architects Inc.

Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated is an architectural practice founded in 1975 and located in Toronto, Ontario Canada. The firm currently employs 137 people.

Born in South Africa, Jack Diamond arrived in Canada in 1964 as Founding Director of the University of Toronto’s Master of Architecture program. From 1968-1975 he was principal in the firm of Diamond and Myers. In 1975 he established A.J. Diamond Architects, which by 1989 had evolved into the partnership of A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company.

Canadian born architect Donald Schmitt studied architecture at the University of Toronto, and has been in practice with Jack Diamond since 1978. Jack Diamond and Donald Schmitt are the founding principals of Diamond and Schmitt Architects Incorporated.

In addition to the founding principals, Jack Diamond and Donald Schmitt, there are 13 principals, 13 associates, 92 registered graduate and student architects; and a support staff of 19.

Principals: Sydney Browne, Gregory Colucci, Martin Davidson, David Dow, Robert Graham, Helen Kabriel, Michael Leckman, Gary McCluskie, Birgit Siber, Matthew Smith, Jon Soules, Mike Szabo and Michael Treacy.

Associates: Walton Chan, John Featherstone, Branka Gazibara, Duncan Higgins, Daniel Klink, Matthew Lella, Ana Maria Llanos, Jarle Lovlin, Sarah Low, Michael Lukasik, Jennifer Mallard, Antra Roze, and Peggy Theodore.

Elias + Associates Landscape Architects

Elias Associates website

Elias + Associates has worked with the private and public sector providing professional landscape architecture, planning and urban design services since 1992.    
The firm has always pursued a conceptual approach, producing designs that combine artistic spirit, humour, and material experimentation. Each project evolves from extensive research, problem solving, and sensitivity to site and client needs.

The firm has pursued a multidisciplinary approach that develops sophisticated relationships between building and landscape and addresses social, urban design, and ecological issues. Surrounding context and sense of place are typical elements emphasized in the design process.

Elias + Associates has earned a strong reputation for its commitment to innovative design and its ability to build within tight budgets without sacrificing artistic integrity, craftsmanship, attention to detail and quality of construction. We contribute our success to combining practical experience with attention to client objectives and programmatic needs.

Farrow Partnership Architects, Toronto

Farrow Partnership Architects

Farrow Partnership Architects is a world leader in creating architecture that lifts the human spirit while advancing clients’ needs and business goals. Working individually or in joint venture, Farrow Partnership has designed construction projects under a variety of procurement methods, including design build, stipulated sum, construction management and P3. With roots established over 50 years ago, Farrow Partnership has become a leading international firm offering a full range of services in planning, urban design, architecture and interior design.

Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga

Farrow Partnership’s diverse leadership team, which includes architects, strategic planners and specialists in medical planning, workshop facilitation and knowledge development, when combined with the firm’s outstanding design and technical capabilities, provides clients with the necessary depth of talent to achieve their aspirations. The firm’s diverse practice areas include:

• Health Care

• Seniors’ Living

• Education

• Institutional

• Residential

• Corporate Interiors

• Urban Planning and Design

• Master Planning

Farrow Partnership Architects also offers valuable expertise in sustainable design, green buildings, energy efficiency, health and wellness as it pertains to architecture and creating healthy living and work spaces.

Key to the firm’s success is its ability to draw on and apply the research of globally recognized leaders in the fields of group decision-making and collaborative process. The approach and methods used by Farrow Partnership’s facilitators have been designed to encourage active participation in order to engage clients in a creative design process. Our clients tell us that this leads to greater opportunities for the same cost and allows them to make more knowledgeable choices while providing a predictable process for generating better-than-expected results.

The firm and its partners have worked on diverse projects across North America, the Caribbean, Asia and the Middle East.

Peter Gabor Architect, Markham ON

Peter Gabor Associates

Only through a thorough understanding the of the client's goals, and achieving high design standards within the real world context of fiscal constraint, complex approvals, and existing urban and/or building fabrics, can an architect add the maximum value through his or her involvement.

At Gabor Associates: Architecture, Urban Design, and Interiors, the principal, Peter A. Gabor, Architect MRAIC and his longstanding professional support staff are dedicated to understanding the client's needs, and fulfilling the functional design within a framework of design excellence in, style, finish, and contextual response. To us, a project is not truly satisfying unless the client is as proud of the design as we are.

gh3 Inc

gh3 Inc Architects

gh3 designs in the increasingly complex realm where architecture, urbanism + landscape overlap. We design with a modernist's eye to order, beauty and social possibility, and an environmentalist's awareness about sustainability and long-term thinking.

Informed by the past and speaking to the future, we design with a modernist’s eye to order, beauty and social possibility, and an environmentalist’s awareness about sustainability and long–term planning.

We apply global learning to local problems through a staff that brings specialized expertise in architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. Our thinking is grounded in knowledge, and our design in creative excellence. We bring learning from two decades of collaboration to projects that blur the edge between buildings and the out–of–doors.

Our work is visually engaging, with the underlying philosophy that the best way of encouraging sustainable thinking is to bond people to their environments through deep understanding, and by making good design an indispensable part of everyday life. To create instructive, engaging, environments, we approach every design with a site and context-specific approach. The result is inspiring and useful spaces that are fundamentally modern in outlook.gh3 works closely with clients and multidisciplinary teams to ensure that the values and aspirations of every project are reflected in the design. We bring our cross–disciplinary insights into the cultural, social and physical context of each design. At heart, we are very practical designers, combining our professional training and life experiences to our work. We design with the intention that our projects will last for centuries, and the pragmatic awareness of the importance of ease of maintenance, durable details, and good value for investment.

Pat Hanson and Diana Gerrard, each with over 30 years of experience in their respective careers, own the Toronto-based practice. Individually, they have designed and run major projects throughout North America. Together, in 2005, they founded gh3 and have quickly established themselves as a major design practice. Working globally, in both the public and private sectors, and in all fields – educational, institutional, commercial and leisure – gh3 has completed award-winning projects at many different scales that have been extensively published internationally.

gh3’s work is realized by a studio that also includes architects, landscape architects, intern architects and support staff. The firm has steadily grown in capacity since its inception, winning multiple awards from their peers. The ability of the 2 senior partners to mentor and direct the work of a young, enthusiastic and deeply talented staff has been key to our accomplishments and success in international competitions, including the most recent winning for June Callwood Park and the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture 2010 for A Photographer’s Studio Over A Boathouse.

Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects

Goldsmith Borgal architects website

Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects (GBCA) provides a full range of architectural services to clients for a variety of built projects including adaptive reuse, restoration, and rehabilitation. Working as prime consultant or as part of a larger team, GBCA is equipped to handle a variety of assignments. At GBCA, we bring together the skills, sensitivity, specialized knowledge and commitment to undertake technically demanding work that not only conserves our built and cultural heritage but also creates contemporary environments that support our clients’ needs and aspirations.

In addition to our design and built work, GBCA is one of the leading heritage firms providing consultancy services for projects across the country. Services include the preparation of heritage impact assessments, conservation reports, master plans and feasibility studies, as-found documentation, and construction drawings. Expertise in building science and building envelope is invaluable for sustainable developments. 

Led by the Principal of the firm, Christopher Borgal, GBCA consists of five associates, all of whom bring to the firm distinctive specialties in the heritage, conservation and design field. Supported by our team of 12 architectural and administration staff, we are committed to responding to the needs of our clients energetically and proactively. Years of successful, award-winning projects and satisfied clients are a testament to our dedicated staff.

Hardie Architects, Ottawa

Douglas Hardie Architects website

Hicks Partners Architecture, Oakville

Bill Hicks architectural website

Julian Jacobs, Toronto

Julian Jacobs Architects

Building/Environments must be designed with love and care. An artifact designed in this way is substantially different, superior, its inner life is revealed; it does not seem inanimate. It has the sense of a living thing, and a sense of 'soul'.

For every project we seek a 'conceptual DNA molecule' – a central idea which imparts information to every aspect of the design, ensuring harmony, unity, and authenticity; as in an oak tree – the roots, trunk, branches and leaves are all harmonized and unified by its DNA. The central idea comes from asking, predesign, how one should begin to think about the project. Every project deserves a 'tabula rasa' – a blank slate.

There are many ways to categorize spaces, but for us the most useful categorization is as 'connector space' and 'non-connector space.' For us the space (or spaces) which connect the programmatic elements is as important as the elements themselves. One methodology we have developed uses the analogy of the ‘Architectural Bouquet in a Vase’, where the vase is the ‘connector space’ and the flowers are the elements: the vase is custom-designed to control the flow and organization of the building.

Kirkor Architects, Toronto

Kirkor Architect website

Kirkor Architects + Planners was founded in 1990 by partners Steven Kirshenblatt and Clifford Korman. It has developed into a firm of nearly 60 architects, interns and technologists who support a robust client list including major developers both local and international. Kirkor’s focus is on the creation of responsible, sustainable, economically viable developments through smart growth strategies. We have expertise in urban design principles of intensification, mixed-use development and public transportation that are necessary to ensure holistic, healthy building practices. Urban intensification is a critical issue for cities that must cope with rising populations while curbing sprawl. Kirkor is an authority in urban densification with award-winning smart build projects across North America.

Kirkor’s clearest directive is to create buildable architecture. Our partnership knows where to start a building design, how to manage the budget effectively, negotiate with municipalities and planning authorities, and execute a well ordered project through technical drawings and focused on-site discourse. Our application of this fundamental philosophy to every project, without exception, is one of Kirkor’s greatest strengths.

KPMB Architects, Toronto

KPMB Architects

The integration of architecture and sustainability, performance and aesthetics and making buildings that support the public realm is at the heart of KPMB’s work. The individual act of making a building must be both transformative and enduring, and take part in a collective effort to support all levels of life, work, and creativity. Architecture must be positioned responsively between landscape and urbanism, issues of cost and environmental performance, and innovation and design excellence. This approach to architecture has earned the practice the Royal Architectural Institute of Architects Firm of the Year Award and the Toronto Arts Award.

Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz Architects, Toronto

Kleinfeldt Mychajlowycz architecture website

Gail E Lamb Architects, Lucan (north of London)

Gail Lamb Architecture

A successful project is the product of a close working relationship between Architect and Client. An Architect must have a "good ear", not just a "good eye". We listen carefully to our clients and respect their programs and their budgets.
Each project is developed and produced as a team effort with full involvement throughout the course of the project by the firm's principal. We make ourselves available to our clients and their staff and encourage their participation and review not only in the design process but throughout all phases of the work:

- schematic design
- design development 
- budget preparation 
- contract document preparation 
- tender call 
- project construction 
- project follow-up 

Client involvement ensures that all needs are addressed in detail in order that day to day operations in the completed building run smoothly.

David Mailing Architects Associates, Ottawa

>David Mailing, award-winning architect

Our approach to our work is quite simple: the project belongs to the client, not to us. We are just part of the overall team required to see the project through to fruition. We have a passion for good design, which we apply at all levels of the work, always respectful of the client's needs, budget and schedule. We insist on earning the trust of our clients, which can only be attained by listening, working as a team player, and always providing a consistent level of quality service.

Fine residential homes, luxury cottages, commercial / retail developments.

McCormack Architects – Community-driven design

McCormack Architecture website

McCormack Architects is a design architecture firm that understands the user experience. How people ‘use’ a building and what they expect from it are central to the design process.

How should a building make you feel? What qualities do you admire in other buildings? How should your building stay the same/how should it change over time?

Whether it’s for you, your family, your community, your business, association or membership. McCormack loves designing homes, work spaces and recreational facilities that people use. The design team is oriented towards contemporary modern work with all of the incumbent design and ecological advantages. That being said, our acclaimed work in heritage conditions and traditional materials takes advantage of a ‘best of both worlds’ approach.

The collaborative advantage in McCormack l DesignArc is the idea that the “Graduate School of Design approach” can come to terms with ‘down-to-earth expectations’. With this foundation and thinking we provide the leadership and discipline to guide clients into the process of discovering what is possible through better design advice and accountable execution. From private residential projects, to corporate design programs, to public and institutional work, collaboration is the counterpoint to compromise. It's the way we resolve every challenge and it is the way that makes the project the best it can be.

The atelier structure of the firm provides the opportunities for design team members to be immersed in all levels of detail design including millwork, furniture, lighting, landscape and dynamic structures. Now in its 10th year, McCormack Architects has lead projects from $10,000 to $10 million and designed everything from massive retractable roof installations to a kitchen sink.

Increasingly our design team is able to advance a sustainable architecture agenda with our clients, and to collaborate with other designers, fabricators and artisans. We know what is required, but we also know what makes people happy.

MCLarchitects, Barrie ON

Barrie-area architecture company

McKnight • Charron • Laurin Inc. has a very broad base of experience. We work on alterations, renovations, historical restorations, additions and new buildings.We provide Full Architectural Services including:

Owner and User needs assessments.

Feasibility studies, concept design re-zoning applications, site plan control applications and Ontario Building Code interpretation.

Liaising with financial institutions and other funding organizations, meeting with board staff, committees and legal staff as required.

Overseeing the approvals process, liaising with local building departments, government agencies and completing government forms.

Co-ordinating soils and survey work.

Budget development and budget control.

Design development, working drawing and specification development, tendering, tender analysis and contract negotiation.

Project management and construction time tabling, and construction review.
Progress draw analysis, Contemplated Change Notices, Change Orders, and Site Instructions.

Substantial completion, deficiency correction control, project closeout and warranty enforcement and correction.

Our primary focus is on providing our Clients with outstanding service from the initial meeting through design and construction on into contract closeout and over the warranty period.

The principals of the firm will be available at all times to meet with Client staff, committees, and during the construction phase with the General Contractor.

McMillan Design - Burlington ON

McMillan Design Architecture - Healthcare Hospitality Restaurants +++

McMillan Design is one of the leading Design Firms operating in the hospitality industry today. With over 30 years experience, Del McMillan (Owner/President) offers his expertise and oversees every project.

Our ingenuity and foresight allows us to provide a service that encapsulates the various elements of interior design specific to the client’s needs.

The resourcefulness of our group of experts enables the development and execution of innovative solutions that create a unique ambiance to the job at hand.

McMillan Design is recognized for their design excellence and technological innovation in providing design consultation, specification, procurement as well as project coordination from conception through completion.

Petroff Partnership Architects, Markham ON

Petroff Architects website

Commercial, Retail, Industrial, Residential, Institutional – they do it all!

Paul Raff, visionary Toronto architect

Paul Raff's architecture studio

Paul Raff Studio began as a creative practice in 1994 and incorporated as a full services architecture firm in 2003. The Studio employs experts in architecture, development strategy, multi-media, and landscape and interior design. Its collaborative environment is dedicated to creative vision of the highest caliber. Based in Toronto, the Studio assists local and international clients in the creation of projects where art becomes life. 

The Studio is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable architecture and design. Each project is uniquely conceived and attentively advanced. Our proficient technical knowledge and project management always strive to realize exceptional value and architectural quality. Projects and experience range in scale and scope, and include residential, cultural, and commercial architecture, master planning and urban design, multi-media and public art, private gardens, and special features. Paul Raff Studio consistently produces exceptional work that is thoughtful, evocative, and poetic.

The Studio's designs have been recognized with numerous awards by the highest authorities, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. They have been published internationally in such journals as Wallpaper*, Architecture, AZURE, Objekt, and Landscape Architecture, and have been the subject of three television documentaries.

Absolute commitment to every project's aesthetic function within its total environment is largely what has led to Paul Raff Studio's' growing impact on local and global art and architecture.

Paul Raff Studio

The Studio is an internationally recognized leader in sustainable architecture and design. Each project is uniquely conceived and attentively advanced. Our proficient technical knowledge and project management always strive to realize exceptional value and architectural quality. Projects and experience range in scale and scope, and include residential, cultural, and commercial architecture, master planning and urban design, multi-media and public art, private gardens, and special features. Paul Raff Studio consistently produces exceptional work that is thoughtful, evocative, and poetic.

Reich + Petch Architecture and Design, Toronto

Reich + Petch Architects Design studio

The team at Reich + Petch asks questions. Lots of them. We involve clients in the creative process and welcome ideas that enable us to translate their visions into imaginative, interactive environments.

Formed in 1987, Reich + Petch is an international, interdisciplinary design firm. We are inspired by opportunities that allow us to create spaces that are meaningful and engaging. We are driven by the need to explore, innovate and shape environments that excite the senses and make an emotional connection with both visitors and clients.

Reich + Petch invents timeless solutions.

Reich + Petch architectural studio

Formed in 1987, Reich + Petch is an international, interdisciplinary design firm. We are inspired by opportunities that allow us to create spaces that are meaningful and engaging. We are driven by the need to explore, innovate and shape environments that excite the senses and make an emotional connection with both visitors and clients.

The team at Reich + Petch asks questions. Lots of them. We involve clients in the creative process and welcome ideas that enable us to translate their visions into imaginative, interactive environments.

Reich + Petch invents timeless solutions.

Salter Pilon Architects, Barrie

Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.

Salter Pilon Architecture Inc. and its predecessor practices have a 45 year history of successful architectural practice in the province of Ontario.  With roots extending back to 1960, the firm has been fortunate to have evolved with a stable core group of talented architects and designers.  Our consistent performance is our greatest source of pride, with an on time / on budget record most enviable within the profession.

Scott Associates Architects, Toronto

Scott architects website

Aviation specialists with an international project portfolio, SCOTT Associates Architects Inc. is known for its expertise in the planning and design of airport facilities.


▪  SCOTT was established in 1987, and is privately-owned
▪  the firm’s head office is in Toronto, Canada, with branch and affiliated offices
   in Atlanta, Montréal, and Zagreb, Croatia

Aviation Architects

▪  SCOTT’s main focus is Architecture, specifically the design of Passenger Terminal Buildings
▪  in addition, the firm provides a range of in-house Aviation Specialty support services relating
   to PTB design, including – financial assessment, security interface, baggage handling
   specification, apron planning, and bridge specifications (potable water, 400 Htz, etc.)
▪  SCOTT has provided design services for a diverse range of private and public sector clients
   – airport authorities, crown corporations, governments, developers, corporations, and other consulting firms

Project Scope

▪  SCOTT has designed and built three $300 millionPTBs
▪  built and planned space totals more than $7.8 billion and 1.1 billion square meters
▪  the firm works in Canada, the US and offshore


▪  the firm regularly provides architectural design and support to consulting engineering firms
▪  SCOTT does not provide competing engineering services
▪  SCOTT regularly participates in large multi-disciplinary teams, in arrangements from specialist
   sub-consultant to joint venture partnerships

▪  SCOTT has a well-established US office – SCOTT Associates Consultants, Inc.
▪  SCOTT-US is certified as a Female Business Enterprise (FBE) with the City of Atlanta’s Equal Business Opportunity Program

Christoper Simmonds, Ottawa ON

Christopher Simmonds, award-winning Canadian architect

Since the inception of the firm in 1996, Christopher Simmonds Architect has provided a broad range of clients with the highest quality of service on residential, institutional, commercial and educational projects.

Our goal is to promote individual and community well-being through an integrated design that fully supports all needs of the client, while respecting the overall integrity of the site from the perspective of architecture, environment and community.

With a reputation for maintaining an open dialogue with our clients and listening closely to their needs, we are able to delight them by providing solutions that exceed expectations.

Achieving outstanding results in quality of design is attested to by an extensive array of design awards won by the firm. Christopher Simmonds Architect also exhibits strong leadership in sustainable approaches to design. We designed the first LEED gold certified building in Ottawa (Rideau Valley Conservation Centre) and in 2008 we were awarded the Canada Green Building Council's Leadership Award for "fostering sustainable design, construction and management in buildings in the national capital regional of Canada."

Superkul Architects, Toronto

Superkul Architects studio

The firm has a broad portfolio of project types, ranging from garden design and single-family housing to medium size commercial / institutional work and master planning. While diverse, all of the projects we undertake share an attention to detail and material at both the large and the small scale, a thorough engagement of the clients and stakeholders involved, and a profound connection of our buildings to their built and natural contexts.

Taylor Hazell Architects

Taylor Hazell architectural website

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Teeple Architects, Toronto

Teeple Architects

Teeple Architects Inc. has built a reputation for innovative design and exceptional service. Some examples of Teeple Architects Inc.'s exceptional work are the following awards; Governor General's Medal (Chemical Sciences Building, Trent University), Governor General's Medal (Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church), OAA Architectural Award of Excellence (Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church) and the SAB Award (Langara College Library and Classroom Building).

Cynthia Zahoruk, Burlington ON

Cynthia Zahoruk Architecture website

Design becomes a process of integrating some key ingredients… program and environment and finding a unique solution. On all of our projects we listen to our clients needs, then together with our clients, create a design that is distinctive and fits their goals.

Our full service approach to architecture gives our clients added assurance that we will handle any size project both confidently and completely. We not only strive to be a full service architectural firm, but excel in project development, zoning and approval processing and building permit expediting, and this provides relief from the time consuming development issues that can overwhelm the client with a full work load.

Ziedler Partnership Architects, Toronto

Ziedler Partnership website

Eberhard Heinrich Zeidler, OC, O.Ont (born January 11, 1926 in Germany) is a Canadian architect. He studied at the Bauhaus-University Weimar, Weimar, Germany, and the Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe, Germany.

Zeidler immigrated to Canada in 1951 and formed his first partnership with Blackwell and Craig of Peterborough, Ontario. He later went on to create a new firm, Zeidler Roberts Partnership/Architects in Toronto, and offices in Calgary, AB, Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC, London, Berlin, Beijing, China, Abu Dhabi, UAE and West Palm Beach, Florida.

More prominent projects by Zeidler's firm include:

Toronto Eaton Centre shopping mall and offices, 1977-1981 with Bregman + Hamann Architects, Toronto, Ontario

McMaster University Health Science Centre, 1972, Hamilton, Ontario

Ontario Place theme park, 1967-1971, Toronto

Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre, 1975-1986, Edmonton, Alberta

Yerba Buena Gardens, 1980-1984, San Francisco, California

redevelopment of the Queen's Quay Terminal, 1979-1983, Toronto

Canada Place for Expo'86, Vancouver, British Columbia

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