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  • Aishwarya Sarda

    Dip.Arch.Tech
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • An off-grid Tree House- as a reminder of our oneness with the nature and how little we really need to survive
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Bamboo, which is both beautiful and eco-friendly, has the perfect balance of rigidity and flexibility.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • As a child, I was aware of my creative and artistic ability, as well as a great desire to preserve the earth - I've known since then that 'Architecture' was it!
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Taking long walks and meditating in the woods
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Anywhere on earth - People, Beauty & Home
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Cat

    Aishwarya Sarda

  • 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

  • Amkelwe Msimanga

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • A skyscraper. I can see everything. (As opposed to my 5'3 stature).
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Wood, Beautiful, natural, versatile, durable, eco-friendly, can be used anywhere (geographic wise), can be used anyway.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • I have always loved the built environment. The study of buildings and how social practices/ beliefs impact design is a fascinating thing to me.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Sewing
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Matopo, Zimbabwe. Home, Beautiful, Fresh Air.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Ehhhhh...yikes...neither

    Amkelwe Msimanga

  • 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
    Director of Finance

    • 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, Calgary Office Lead

    • 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.Arch
    Project Manager

    Arnel Dalogdog

  • 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

    Architect AAA
    Project Architect

    • 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
    Associate

    • 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

  • Ehsan Zareian

    Architect OAA
    Project Architect

    • 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

  • 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.
    BIM Specialist

    • 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

  • Greg DelaPiedra

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      Beach House - a place where you can just relax and have some fun!
    • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Concrete and Steel
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      As early as highschool, we were exposed to design and technical courses which made me decide to take up Architecture. Since then, I always found myself interested in solving and creating spaces.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Playing Basketball - a good source of cardio
    • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Cebu City - Weather, Beach, People
    • Sunrise or sunset?
      Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dog

    Greg DelaPiedra

  • Grey Bonsol

    B.S.Arch
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A Lighthouse - serving a purpose for navigation during bad weather conditions, but also providing a great view of the sea when the weather is fine
    • What is your favourite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Steel and Concrete
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      I liked sketching a lot during my childhood, and it eventually evolved. It has always been a very rewarding experience to see my designs get built well to serve their full purpose. I have become a strong believer in the importance of architecture and the built environment in developing quality communities for the next generation
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      I play guitar and bass
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Manila - Great memories, Food!
    • Sunrise or sunset?
      Sunrise!
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dogs

    Grey Bonsol

  • 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

  • Hassnaa Elnahal

    M.SC.Arch, Adv.Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • Pompidou Centre. Because it's out of the box.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Concrete because it's easy to be shaped.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • It started when I was almost 7 and I used daily to pass by my aunt house which was near from the school and from her kitchen window, I used to spend time watching the builders who were doing a construction work directly in front of her house. I liked the process of having a building completed in front of my eyes and also I was talented in drawing sketches, then I chose to be specialized in Architecture.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Yes. Cycling, drawing and reading.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Dubai. Luxury, Fun, Friends.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Fish

    Hassnaa Elnahal

  • 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.
    Associate, 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.
    Project Manager

    • 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

  • Kirsten Visser

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • Maybe a high rise since I am vertically inclined myself.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • My capstone project used mass timber construction I really liked the exposed wood aesthetic it has.
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • It's been a life long interest that has always captured my imagination from a young age.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Mainly photography and also some baking.
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Seville, Spain. Studied abroad there.
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • I Have a cat, but I like both.

    Kirsten Visser

  • 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

  • Maria Rupheal

    Adv.Dip.Arch.Tech
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • If I were a building I would be the Great Sphinx of Giza, because it is one of the most enigmatic constructions out there with many mysteries. When you gaze at the Sphinx, there is more to it then meets the eye and when you learn more, it may surprise you. 
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Mass timber & glass
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • My inspiration started where I was born and raised in Amsterdam, and as a child, I was drawn and had a passion to build things (ex, Lego), puzzles and creating art. Architecture naturally fulfilled that desire for creativity and since then I have been hooked to architecture and never wavered away from it. 
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Sketching, art, observing buildings and designs, along with music and travelling 
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Copenhagen, Denmark- Diverse & vibrant culture, food, reminds me of home 
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunset
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Dog

    Maria Rupheal

  • 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


    Director

    • 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
    Job Captain

    • 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

  • Patricia Arduo

    Dip.Arch.Tech.
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      A beach house - it reminds me of home and is the perfect getaway for winters in Calgary.
    • What is your favorite construction material? (Yes, Popsicle sticks count).
      Lego!
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      High school me being unable to decide between engineering or interior design.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      Dancing, Baking & Photography
    • What is your favorite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      Tokyo - best food ever
    • Sunrise or sunset?
      Sunsets!
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
      Dogs, if only because I'm allergic to cats.

    Patricia Arduo

  • 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

  • Paulo Geronimo

    B.S.Arch
    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • Museum - A place of History that reminds us where we came from.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Fair-Faced Concrete
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • Fascinated with shapes and geometries of an object
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Playing Guitar
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • London - Well-preserved Architecture
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Dog

    Paulo Geronimo

  • 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
    Associate, 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

  • Rima Hatem


    People and Culture Lead

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • Concert Hall . Nothing brings people together like music.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Brick. It’s not just beautiful but also energy efficient, durable, sustainable, reduces noise and almost maintenance free.
    • what inspired you to work for an architectural firm?
    • The opportunity to work with artsy and creative people who shape the architecture of Canada.
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Reading, painting and discovering new music
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Barcelona!! stunning architecture, lively nightlife, sandy beaches, and world-class cuisine
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Both are divine
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Cats and my bunny rabbit.

    Rima Hatem

  • Ruprama Rai

    Design Team

    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • Any buildings by Architect Bjarke Ingels, because they are intelligently done with arts, science and nature integrated together in effortless and playful manner.
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Wood, Steel and Straw Bale
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • Love for nature, people and cultural diversity
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Music, Arts and Gardening
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Rome - history, buildings and food
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Dog

    Ruprama Rai

  • 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

  • Sahil Samnani


    • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
    • A place of congregation because it makes me calm and develops a sense of positivity.   
    • What is your favourite construction material?
    • Concrete, Rammed Earth, Brick
    • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
    • Interest in drawings, art & crafts during my school days motivated me to pursue this career path. 
    • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
    • Cricket 
    • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
    • Mumbai : Family & Friends
    • Sunrise or Sunset?
    • Sunrise
    • Cat, Dog, Other?
    • Elephant 

    Sahil Samnani

  • Sander Waxman

    Architect OAA
    Associate, 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Virginie Tran


      • If you were a building, what type would you be, and why?
      • A cottage out in the woods as my getaway.
      • What is your favourite construction material?
      • Paper because that is where it all starts!
      • What inspired you to pursue a career in architecture/design?
      • It was the idea of how architecture can inspire, thus I wish to be a part of that process and see my own work become a reality.
      • Do you have a hobby, if so, what is it?
      • When I get the chance, I love to travel mostly up to the mountain. When I am cooped up inside, its gaming.
      • What is your favourite city, and why (in 3 words)?
      • Calgary. It's my home.
      • Sunrise or Sunset?
      • Both! Never one sunrise or sunset is the same.
      • Cat, Dog, Other?
      • I would love to have both! Even though I am allergic to them.

      Virginie Tran