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  • Amir Abousadi

    M.Arch, Intern Architect
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Cottage by the lake-Tranquil sunset views
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Wood - Earthborn & Timeless
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Ever since I built a crane out of recycling waste in P3, I got hooked on design and creative projects. Architecture was the natural progression.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Complete watch fanatic! Wannabe horology connoisseur!
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Barcelona- Antoni Gaudí
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Both!

    Amir Abousadi

  • Anahita Atashbiz

    M.Arch, Intern Architect
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      I would be a three-storey gallery.
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Wood, Bamboo
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      An intelligent architect friend introduced me to some very interesting projects and took me to historical places when I was 16. He was smart, intellectual and artistic. I found architecture a bridge between art and engineering.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Art, yoga, hiking, reading, paddle board (I am a newbie)
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Amsterdam - colourful, environmentally friendly, and entertaining
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Both
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog/Owl/Horse

    Anahita Atashbiz

  • Andrew Lee-Tung

    B.Arch.Sci.
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A pyramid. Many buildings come and go, but pyramids stand the test of time.
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Glass.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I was a creative kid who liked to draw a lot and architecture seemed slightly more feasible than being a famous artist.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Basketball.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Los Angeles - warm, vibrant, relaxing.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Sloth.

    Andrew Lee-Tung

  • Angela Chau

    B.Arch.Sci.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      I would be an Art Museum because it encourages discovery. Every room you walk into is like a new adventure!
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Wood
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      As a child, I was always passionate about creating art and building things. Architecture naturally fulfilled that desire for creativity.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Drawing, baking, and travelling
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Tokyo - food, art, shopping
    • Sunrise or sunset?
      Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog

    Angela Chau

  • Anne Dilosa

    CpA, CMA
    Associate, Controller

    • Where did you graduate from?
      Seneca College / CMA Program
    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      House - I love the comforts of home and my family.
    • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
      Marnie's Lounge / Wellspring - I like that we offer our services to these types of projects.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Lego
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Baking
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      New York - exciting, flashy, busy
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset

    Anne Dilosa

  • Arlen Donnelly

    Managing Associate

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A cabin in the mountains because I could be close to nature.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Air barrier because building science is fun.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I actually started out doing machine design, but the interaction that people have with buildings is what drew me towards architecture.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Cycling
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Calgary - It's home.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Cat

    Arlen Donnelly

  • Arnel Dalogdog

    B.S.Arch.
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Residential building - an expression of the character of one living
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Bamboo
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Construction
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Photography
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Dipolog City - my hometown
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog

    Arnel Dalogdog

  • Bill Yip

    Site Planning Services

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A fireproof, hurricane proof, fallout shelter house. I am a survivalist.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Concrete and steel
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I always knew that our homes were our castles. I wanted to create them.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Hockey.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Toronto - born and raised.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise and Sunset. Both.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dogs rule.

    Bill Yip

  • Carolina Gonzalez

    B.Arch.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A free flowing, open, dynamic, interactive, adaptable building. Adaptation to new environments, functions and styles provide the freedom to establish a connection between space and inhabitants, allowing each individual/object to make of the space their own.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Tensile fabric, wood and steel.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      My father asked me to help him design an addition to our family home when I was 8 years old. I visited the construction site everyday after school, asked lots of questions and enjoyed every second of it. Ever since then architecture has been my passion.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Photography (& digital manipulation).
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Ottawa – Diversity, Canadian, family.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog.

    Carolina Gonzalez

  • Catherine Cotter

    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      If I were a building, I'd like to be a Historical Muskoka Cottage! The architecture is often simple, yet charming. I would want to be quaint, yet elegant, fun, with a relaxing atmosphere where family and friends will be drawn to gather together to be with each other and enjoy laughter and tears, great food, drinks and sitting around fires. Where memories for generations would be made and my walls would have all the stories.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      My favourite building material is wood. Wood beams and wood trims. You can do so much with it. It's a great way to create uniformity or uniqueness.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I have always had an interest in home design and aesthetic.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      I like to go antiquing on weekends, to church sales and flea markets to find furniture or decorative items for my own home, or for others. I like to change up my decor quite often, so hunting for new favourites is a favourite pastime.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Halifax - historical, vibrant, old, friendly charming and humble.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Both, I can’t choose! Sunrise, because everything is so still and peaceful... everyone else is still sleeping! The day still has so much potential. And I’m always grateful to wake up on the right side of the grass. Sunset, Grateful for another day. So much potential for tomorrow. And I’m still on this side of the grass.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Likely a dog. I think it would be great if the whole family was so excited to see me every time I came in the door! Everyone would need me and I could hide when I wanted to. Played with for fun and cuddled when sad.

    Catherine Cotter

  • Catrina Palumbo

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Guggenheim Museum
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Straws
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I was always fascinated by buildings when I was younger and decided to pursue a career in this field.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Baking
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      New York City - busy, fascinating, alive
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog

    Catrina Palumbo

  • Cheryle Wong

    M.Arch, Intern Architect
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A Library. I appreciate the exchanges of ideas and community spaces.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Weathering steel.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      A friend introduced me to his school's architecture studio and I saw all the possibilities. Architecture responded to my interest in art and creating positive places for communities.
    • Do you have a hobby,if so, what is it?
      Being a six year old again by playing with my son. Also cycling and cooking
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      For today I will say Paris - beauty, human scale, monumental
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise.
    • Cats, Dogs, Others?
      Both. Cats because they defy physics and dogs because they know how to live life.

    Cheryle Wong

  • Chetna Binu

    B.Arch, MBD, PMP
    Marketing Manager

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A cultural building which brings people together, gives them a space to pause and rejuvenate, and creates a sense of happiness.
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Wood for its versatility and strength
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Creating something beautiful gives you joy and that is something I realized early on in life. Architecture provided the perfect platform to create beautiful spaces and transform people’s lives.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Travel
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Melbourne - great views, good food, tons of entertainment
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog


    Chetna Binu

  • Chris Tritter

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A big, and strong one. :)
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Legos, and if anyone thinks Mega Bloks are better than Legos they're probably a dweeb! (Nathan Bennett <3)
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      After studying Astrophysics for a year, and receiving my certification as an Emergency Medical Responder - Architecture was simply the next step in pursuing my life long dream of becoming the first person to design/build hospitals on the moon.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Weightlifting/ Fitness, Sports, and sometimes I like to make jokes.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Cape Town - great white shark tours
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset. If I do see a sunrise I probably just haven't slept yet.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dogs. The Cerberus is my favorite breed of dog.

    Chris Tritter

  • Cora Lia Taraciuk

    M.Arch, Architect OAA
    Associate, Ottawa Office Lead

    • Where did you graduate from?
      University of Buenos Aires
    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A Passive house, because it respects sunlight, it is warm, and it works within our climate change goals.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      wood and masonry
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Enjoying the spaces that surround me.
    • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
      Wateridge because it is in Ottawa
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Painting
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Paris and Prague - timeless walking museums
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise

    Cora Lia Taraciuk

  • Dan Abramsky

    Dip.Arch.Tech., B.A.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Community Centre - I live a stone's throw from the Wychwood Arts Barns in Toronto. It's become our neighbourhood's meeting place. It's a 'town hall', a farmer's market, a park, a playground, and a daycare, just to list a few essential elements. And it has 20+ artist studios to boot (paint; glass; pottery; etc), plus a full theatre space. Not to mention "The Stop" headquarters and greenhouse. The Arts Barns is the neighbourhood focus, and compass. I wonder where we would be without it.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Rammed earth walls; and natural stone (smooth, round river stone is my favourite)
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Architecture always has inspired me and filled me with a good feeling, even as a young child. And now, with environmental dimension; - healthy, green design is also inspiring in terms of what goes into, or doesn't go into constructing a healthy building.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Carpentry; Cabinetry.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Amsterdam - walk-able, bike-able, canals, live-able (oops, 4 words)
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other? 
      Dog

    Dan Abramsky

  • Daniel Sousa

    B.Arch, LEED Green Associate
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      I’m still wondering what would be the perfect building. As a professional in this field, we need a workout to get the clients' expectation done.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Concrete.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      The design possibilities.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      I love hand sketching.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      London, UK - has a lot of history, it’s a modern city, multicultural and beauty.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise, the new, O Novo!!!
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      My son!!!

    Daniel Sousa

  • David DiGiuseppe

    M.Arch, Intern Architect
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A Library - I'm quiet but resourceful. If you get to know me I have a lot to share.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Steel - I like its lightness and strength, and how Its rationality as a kit-of-parts can be distorted but then welded back together.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      My mom. At a certain point I think she told me not to do it, but by then all of the childhood architecture trips, model kits, and Lego had sealed the deal.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      The Toronto Raptors. I spend way too much time watching them, reading about them, and yelling at them.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Florence - art, food, and history
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog

    David DiGiuseppe

  • Dylan Smith

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Job Captain

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Contemporary – I love the new modern and different look from any other style.
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Stone.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      Building a lot of forts and making stuff out of cardboard, glue, tape etc. as a kid.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Sports & Board Games.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Toronto, My Home City.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise.
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog.

    Dylan Smith

  • Edwin Aljibe

    BS Arch, Adv.Dip.Arch.Tech., LEED Green Associate
    BIM Modeler

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      It would be a Public Library. Not only is it an ideal place to read, but also a repository for multitudinous literacy within reach.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
      Wood and Timber
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I have been interested in designing buildings with various geometrical forms that shape the built environment.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      I love reading and solving Sudoku puzzles.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Manila - People, Noise, Nightlife
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
      Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Tiger

      Edwin Aljibe

    • Ehsan Zareian

      M.Arch, Intern Architect
      Job Captain

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Modern extension to an old building. regardless of function, it reminds me of evolution and metamorphosis.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Concrete and glass.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Constantly thinking, realizing and creating about the way of living our lives for the better.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Tennis, listening to podcasts.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Santorini - smooth and scenic.
      • Sunrise or sunset?
        Both.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Horse.

      Ehsan Zareian

    • Eric Rodrigues

      Architect OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C
      Associate, Project Architect

      • Where did you graduate from?
        Faculty of Architecture, Lusiada University of Porto
      • What certifications / credentials do you hold that are most important to you? 
        MArch, MRAIC, Intern OAA, LEED Green Associate
      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A Public Building that serves and interacts with people.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        The ability to positively impact people's lives.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        No preference as long as it's sustainable.
      • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
        The Junction - My first project at Q4A
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Wine Making
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Porto - wine, ocean & FC Porto
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Both. "The sun never knew how great it was until it hit the side of a building." - L. Kahn

      Eric Rodrigues

    • Erik Isfeld

      Architect AAA, MRAIC
      Project Architect

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A workshop or a laboratory. I love the world of ideas and am most fulfilled when I can take concepts from the ephemeral to the material, and learn from that process.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        No favourites. Only what is most appropriate for a given project.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        To fulfill a desire to be creative while improving the lives of others through good design.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Woodworking, if time permits. Hand tools only please!
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Berlin - design, history, tough
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Not a chance.

      Erik Isfeld

    • Fernanda Quintana-Best

      Associate, Colour Design Lead

      • Where did you graduate from?
        Centennial College, Architectural Technician
      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Art Museum - Art can stimulate profound emotions
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Bamboo
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        My grandfather inspired me to pursue design
      • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
        SickKids Hospital - Marnie's Lounge - Gives children an opportunity to play and relax with their friends and families
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Reading, Baking
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Tuscany - beautiful architecture, vibrant colours, cypress trees
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Both

      Fernanda Quintana-Best

    • Frances Martin-DiGiuseppe

      Architect, OAA, AAA, MRAIC
      Founding Principal

      • What certifications / credentials do you hold that are most important to you?
        My OAA membership is the most important professional certification I hold. However, personally, my membership to the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC) is most significant. It is not compulsory to practice, but the RAIC is an advocate for responsible architecture, and excellence in the built environment; both essential in my opinion.
      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        I would be a shelter—more specifically, a shelter for children and women fleeing domestic abuse. This shelter would challenge traditional views, and help to transform lives. This was the root of my thesis; enabling families who have been marginalized is still of the utmost importance to my practice.

        And I would be a shelter because I care deeply about housing people. I am proud that over my career I have designed truly livable homes for thousands of families. While I love the challenges posed by all types of design, creating the perfect space for a person or family is my passion.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        It’s in my DNA. Architecture runs in the family, all the way back to my great-grandfather. My father was slightly rebellious when it came to choosing a career in architecture, but he has a love of architecture and shared that with me. Because of this lineage, my progression was quite natural—even though I was given the freedom to decide for myself—I always knew that becoming an architect was my path.  Not surprisingly, my son is pursuing a career in architecture.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Lego.  Especially when there are kids involved in the build.
      • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
        Marnie's Lounge at SickKids. Marnie’s is an inpatient lounge for children and their families. It creates a home away from home for families going through long-term care scenarios. It’s also a playful environment where kids of all ages can have fun.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Cooking for the people I love, and collecting cookbooks. I am also an avid Toronto Raptors fan!
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Venice - alleys, squares, canals

      Frances Martin-DiGiuseppe

    • George Papakonstantinou

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        I would be either a museum or art gallery. One with with high ceilings that makes you look up and think "Wow!". I find these types of buildings to be very curious and are always designed with a meaning. Something that is supposed to make you feel a certain way when you're inside them.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Glass
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Architecture was always in my future. I've been building houses out of cardboard boxes and blocks ever since I could remember. It was a no brainer.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Going to concerts!
      • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Ottawa - experiences, people & my favourite sushi place. 
      • Sunrise or sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        DOG!

      George Papakonstantinou

    • Haiyan Park

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        I want to be a religious building which can inspire people with holiness and peace.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Concrete
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Church of the light 
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Reading photo and travel essay
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Reykjavik, Iceland: peaceful, snow and aurora
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Doggy

      Haiyan Park

    • Haley Ruigrok

      Adv.Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        I would be an A-Frame Cabin because as straight forward as it is, it brings comfort and long lasting memories to those who use it, but it also stands out from the standard cabin design.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Wood because it can be used structurally and aesthetically. It is versatile and brings warmth and life to a space.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        I have always had a creative personality and originally pursued culinary arts as a career. I love the process of cooking and baking but I wasn't fond of how quickly the projects came and went. Wanting to find a new career path, I came across the Architectural Technology program thinking it could be a good fit for both my creative side and my love for numbers. Thankfully I was right and I haven't looked back since!
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        I love taking care of my plants, both indoors and outdoors! I also have a secret love for crocheting and will happily crochet anyone a scarf!
      • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Salzburg - Food, culture and views
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        I never saw a sunset I didn't like!
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Both!

      Haley Ruigrok

    • Jan Doroteo

      HBA (Arch. Studies)
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        I would want to be a museum Telling a story and pushing for narrative is the cornerstone to the way I approach architecture. Well-designed and well-curated museum spaces employ immersive environments in order to elevate and bring interest to items that we may consider old, banal, or uninteresting. Through design and meticulous curation, we are enticed to look beyond the surface, to ask questions, and dig for deeper meaning. Good architecture should be enriching for both the body and the mind/soul.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Bricks! I like the idea that each brick within a building is part of a negotiated system of patterns, joints, and thresholds. Moreover, bricks are used in a wide spectrum of buildings from heritage to ultra-modern projects, but they always retain this sense of warmth and connection to the land…they are made from literal earth!
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        For most of my childhood, my parents would seemingly renovate our house each year as the family’s needs changed. Therefore, I grew up with this feeling of agency that our living spaces are there to serve us and that each individual should have the freedom to mold their spaces to suit them best. This is what makes the difference between a room feeling like a prison or feeling like sanctuary. Studying architecture allows me to take this idea to a professional level to help others achieve their goals for their spaces.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        I seem to have a new interest each month...
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        London, England: Old, New, and Grand!
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog

      Jan Doroteo

    • Jason Sampson

      B.Arch.Sci.
      Project Manager

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A beach/lake house. I would want to be that place where people go to relax.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Wood - heavy timber specifically.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Nothing in particular, just gravitated towards the field. I guess I always knew I wanted to do something creative. Architecture seemed like a good blend of the creative and technical aspects of my personality.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Football (Soccer)
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Not a big fan of cities, don't have a favourite. Crowded, congested, crime.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Really?
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog

      Jason Sampson

    • Jen Earle

      M.Arch, Intern Architect
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A cottage - simple and easy going
      • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Paper - I like a challenge
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        I enjoy creative problem solving
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Origami, yoga and gardening
      • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        San Francisco - chill + intense = balance
      • Sunrise or sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog

      Jen Earle

    • Juan M. Figueroa

      M.Arch
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Maybe a Museum, because inside of a quiet and calm environment you are able to find something stunning and unforgettable! Lol
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Concrete and steel.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Passion for the design
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        I love all about cars and music
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        New York; why? - architecture, cars and people
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dogs

      Juan M. Figueroa

    • Kathryn Delos Reyes

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A mobile tiny home, so I only contain the essentials and I can have the ability to travel everywhere.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Hempcrete.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Playing LEGO’s and having self-diagnosed OCD.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Helping friends and family with decorating, travelling, and shopping.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Honolulu - beach, vegetation, hiking.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog.

      Kathryn Delos Reyes

    • Kathryn Ruggiero

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Residential. There is nothing like having a place to come “home” to.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Wood (in all it’s different finishes and uses).
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        My dad was an Architect and I always admired him and his work. It was also a great way to make a living by expressing my artistic abilities.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Planning parties! It’s fun and a great escape from my typical day to day tasks.

      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Toronto, because it's "home".
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Cat.

      Kathryn Ruggiero

    • Kevin Britton

      Adv.Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Job Captain

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Large timber frame home, modern rustic.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Heavy timber.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Creating the relation between nature and cottage homes.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Football and fantasy sports.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Liverpool - football, beer and rain.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Other.

      Kevin Britton

    • Kimberlyn Lei

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Job Captain

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Igloo because igloos are cool.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Ice
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        To build the future.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Explore
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Toronto because it is home, vibrant and cultural
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Cat

      Kimberlyn Lei

    • Madel Fuentes

      B.Int.Des.
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Art Deco building. I love the Architecture style and graphic designs from that period.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Wood
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        I always enjoyed drawing, painting and reading furniture design & amp; architecture books. Grew up around Architects, Graphic designers, and Artists.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Painting
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Barcelona – architecture, colours, culture
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Both
      • Cat, Dog, Other? 
        Unicorns

      Madel Fuentes

    • Marcelo Graca

      Architect OAA, AAA
      Director

      • For Marcelo, great architecture is embodied by hands-on involvement and attention to detail with every project. He maintains that communication and working closely with the client fosters improved creativity or joint creativity.
      • Joining Q4 in 2013 to establish the mid & high rise studio and expand the focus of Q4’s ‘hyper residential’ offering, Marcelo relishes the complexities of mixed-use urban projects and the problem solving and creativity required. Marcelo holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. His extensive knowledge of residential architecture makes him an integral part of Q4’s leadership and studio.
      • Where did you graduate from?
        UBA - National University of Buenos Aires; Bachelor in Architecture
      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Mixed Use Urban Project because of its complexity and interaction with city
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Steel
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Good at creative planning, ranking and solving problems
      • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
        DUC, because it is layered
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Tennis/sailing
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Paris - love and art
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset

      Marcelo Graca

    • Mark Aldric Obispo

      BS Arch, Intern Architect
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        House/Shelter. Protect your family against the elements.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Timber/Wood. Sustainable and aesthetically appealing.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        When I was a kid, I've always love to draw and paint (cartoon character's, houses, nature etc.). Art is my passion so why not Architecture?
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Fishing and Play guitar
      • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)? 
        Manila (Food, Culture, Warm)
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Both (Cat and Dog)

      Mark Aldric Obispo

    • Mathew Brown


      Associate, Senior Project Manager

      • Where did you graduate from?
        Centennial College, 20 years experience in the housing
      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Sports stadium. Impressive design. Passionate spectators
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Stone
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        I was always interested in houses & construction
      • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
        Mount pleasant village. Lots of challenges & great urban plan
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Cycling
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Cusco, Peru - 1/2 million people at 11000 ft.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise

      Mathew Brown

    • Matt Willcocks

      Dip.Arch.Tech., BCIN
      Project Manager

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Ontario Science Centre
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Stone
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Math and Science
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Athletics
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Vegas
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Other

      Matt Willcocks

    • Nafiseh Yeganeh

      M.Arch, BCIN, Intern Architect
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
         A museum in the garden, because it educates people and connects them to their roots at the same time.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Wood and Stone
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        From childhood, I always had a desire to think about the construction of things around and the process of it.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Anything related to a healthier lifestyle: reading, cooking, workout, yoga, meditation
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Venice - combination of buildings and nature
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog, Chipmunk

      Nafiseh Yeganeh

    • Nathan Sheils

      Dip.Arch.Tech.
      Job Captain

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        "Fortress of Solitude" - Superman's home, a safe haven, built from advance crystal technology, contains an abundance of knowledge of the universe and the lineage of his home planet. It also represents and is a reminder of the heritage and values of who Superman is and what he stands for.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        I'd have to say Glass but Wood is a very close second.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        The idea that you could make your thoughts and ideas become a reality was something that interested me. It's not everyday that someone has the ability to walk through their dreams and touch their ideas. The fact that I loved playing with LEGO and building things might have also contributed to my passion for architecture.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        There are probably many, but cottaging and camping are definitely up there right now. Who doesn't like to be outdoors and enjoying nature? It's all about random adventures.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Unknown - More travelling needed
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Cat - Oh Garfield!

      Nathan Sheils

    • Olena Koval

      M.Arch, Intern Architect
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        An Educational and Research Institution as I am inspired by novelty, bold ideas and the endless power of knowledge.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Heavy timber (potentially molecularly 3D-printed, so a future colony on Mars has the luxury to experience perfect wood textures).
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        The first time I stepped into my beloved architecture faculty in search of my future career path, it felt like my destiny and so natural that I stopped considering any other possibilities. Over the years I was filled with a deep care and passion for Architecture.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        City sketching and watercolors. 
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Lviv, Ukraine - kind people, rich culture, and the best coffee shops.
      • Sunrise or sunset?
        Sunrise, it is magical.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog.

      Olena Koval

    • Paul MacDonald

      M.A.A.T.O.
      Associate, Senior Project Manager

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Anything glass. Because I like to throw stones.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Steel
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        White shirts with thin black ties... my Grade 9 drafting teacher.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Not really...
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Mountains, water, food.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunset
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Cat

      Paul MacDonald

    • Pearl Chan

      M.Arch, Intern Architect
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A studio/workshop. I like creating and seeing others in their creative spaces.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Wood and tensile materials
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        The idea you can draw something and have it come to life fascinated me as a kid. It still does even with the added caveats.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Punch needle projects, felting and cello playing.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        London, UK. A lot to see and do.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog

      Pearl Chan

    • Rania Matta

      Architect OAA
      Project Architect

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        Train Station - it bridges people, allows for new beginnings and achieving dreams and its walls house endless touching stories. 
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Concrete 
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        I always wanted to create spaces that help people fulfill their needs and dreams. 
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Fitness Classes / Reading
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Rome - romance, art, and food
      • Sunrise or sunset?
        Both , each has its charm 
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog

      Rania Matta

    • Ryan Grieve

      Dip.Arch.Tech
      Design Team

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A tent - simple, transportable, and effective.
      • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
        Silly Putty.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        Art.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Painting & sketching.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        Chicago - deep dish pizza.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog.

      Ryan Grieve

    • Sander Waxman

      Architect OAA
      Project Architect

      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
        A house, because I enjoy time with the family.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
        Wood.
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
        When I was 10 years old, my family and my favorite team, The Blue Jays, both moved to new homes. These events inspired me to become an architect.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
        Baseball.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
        New York City - urban, complex, exciting.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
        Sunrise.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
        Dog.

        Sander Waxman

      • Sandra Pietrangelo

        Bookkeeper

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          I would be a castle because they are timeless, beautiful and full of history.
        • What is your favourite construction material?
          Concrete - nothing builds a stronger foundation
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Running and anything fitness related
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Toronto
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dog

        Sandra Pietrangelo

      • Sarah Gilmore

        M.Arch, Intern Architect
        Job Captain

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          A greenhouse - I love plants, and any place I live quickly becomes an urban jungle.
        • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Wood! From standard lumber to CLT.
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          A gamble. It paid off. I love working in a highly collaborative field, being creative while firmly rooted in pragmatism, solving real-world puzzles, and improving people's experiences through the built environment.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          I have an eclectic mix of hobbies: plants, knitting, music (piano), gaming, makeup artistry, and hanging out with friends who have dogs.
        • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Montreal. Home, culture, density sweet-spot.
        • Sunrise or sunset?
          Sunrise, but probably because I am absolutely not a morning person and I rarely see them.
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          I love them all, but I especially love dogs.

        Sarah Gilmore

      • Sarah Groslouis

        Dip.Arch.Tech.
        Project Manager

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          A straw hut on a white sandy beach. Get back to the basics, where the environment is peaceful and serene.
        • What is your favourite construction material?
          Palm tree leaves
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          As a child, I wanted to design castles.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Sports, playing, watching and being active
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Anywhere in Scotland. Because I want to visit.
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dog

        Sarah Groslouis

      • Siena Buzzelli


        Design Team

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          I would be an airport because it gives people the opportunity to explore the world and everything that it has to offer. An airport acts as a bridge between places and cultures. In my opinion, this growing network of connectivity makes the world more interesting every day.
        • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Wood
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          I have always wanted to pursue a career in architecture because of my passion for arts and culture and community values. I hope to build a future in architecture that amplifies and celebrates cultural diversity and community integration.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Painting - canvases, furniture or anything that can use an extra pop of colour!
        • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Vancouver - Mountains, Ocean, Sushi
        • Sunrise or sunset?
          Sunrise
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dog

        Siena Buzzelli

      • Sneha Kadam

        M.Arch, Arch.Tech.
        BIM Manager

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          I would be a palace. A sense of home with grandeur!
        • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Steel, especially the ones used in Cable-Stayed Bridges.
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          My keen interest in technical drawing in Grade 9. I was hooked for life!
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Gaming. Avid gamer in the house!
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Mumbai - home, food, childhood
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunrise
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dogs

        Sneha Kadam

      • Stephanie Watkin

        Dip.Arch.Tech., Dip.Int.Dec.
        Job Captain

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          A tree-house because it's fun, unique and surrounded by nature.
        • What is your favourite construction material?
          Bamboo
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          While I was growing up, my parents would buy me house plan magazines.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Drawing, crafting, guitar and ukulele.
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          I'm not sure, I haven't been there yet.
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunrise
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Guinea Pig

        Stephanie Watkin

      • Susan Hynes

        Receptionist

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          Cottage - because it is surrounded by peaceful nature
        • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Wood
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          I like architecture, especially traditional, old world architecture like that of various cultures from around the world.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Travelling 
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Paris - art, history, food
        • Sunrise or sunset?
          Sunrise
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Cat

        Susan Hynes

      • Sylvain (Sly) Lafond

        Associate OAAAS, C.Tech
        Director

        • Sly is a creative designer with 22 years of experience in residential architecture. As Q4A's Associate, Director Low-Rise, he currently manages residential low-rise architectural developments and is instrumental in helping clients expand into new markets. He works closely with clients and consultants on community visioning and theming, zoning and site plan development, feasibility studies, market research, acquisition studies, and product programming.
        • Sylvain has extensive knowledge of various Provincial Building Codes and U.S. Residential Codes and has strong technical and valued engineering skills. He is committed to Q4A’s high standards for the design and development of its low-rise residential projects and pushing the boundaries to create new typologies and residential building forms.
        • Sylvain leads the development of condominium site plans, the design of floor plans and elevations for single detached, semi-detached, townhouses, stack townhouses, three to four storey apartment flats, live/work and low-rise mixed use buildings. He also specializes in wood frame construction and is passionate about designing homes which people aspire to and can afford within communities they are proud to live in. Since buying a home is the biggest investment most people will make, Sylvain believes that every home and community deserves the utmost attention to detail.
        • Where did you graduate from?
          Centennial College
        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          A Log Cabin - I am simple and practical
        • What is your favourite construction material?
          Wood
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          In grade 6, I met a millionaire architect / resort developer who’s work inspired me. I received a drafting table the following Christmas. Best gift ever. I especially enjoyed drawing compact and affordable housing.
        • Favourite Q4A project, and why?
          High Park in Mississauga. Challenged to Developed a new typology for part 9 Low-rise Multiples with private at grade garages with a density of 40 Units per Acre on a site which was believed could only work with apartment buildings over underground parking garage. 336 units sold out in 16 hours.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Anything outdoors. Camping, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Swimming, Paintball. Model Railroad building. Designing of course
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Quebec City - Timeless.
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Cat

        Sylvain (Sly) Lafond

      • Tony Le

        B.Arch
        Design Team

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          An adaptive building to interact with humans and the environment.
        • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Vernacular Materials – Suitability and Sustainability
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          The chance to do something positively and differently.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Watching my favourite soccer team.
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Da Lat, Vietnam – family, weather, scenery
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dog

        Tony Le

      • Vai Shinde

        M.Arch, Intern Architect
        Design Team

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          A beach house. I am a homebody and I love the water
        • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Wood. It's versatile and timeless.
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          Travelling showed me that architecture could embody different cultures and identities. I wanted be involved in creating that sense of place
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Pilates and photography
        • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          Nice, France - Art history, beaches and food
        • Sunrise or Sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          Dog

        Vai Shinde

      • Yeseul Yoon

        Dip. Arch. Tech.
        Design Team

        • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
          Small cabin. Nothing fancy or elegant but just enough to come to rest.
        • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
          Glass and Wood 
        • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
          The strong interaction between human, environment and architecture inspired to pursue my career in this field.
        • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
          Drawing portraits
        • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
          New York - food
        • Sunrise or sunset?
          Sunset
        • Cat, Dog, Other?
          My dog told me to say dog

        Yeseul Yoon