a–A is a design practice based in Toronto engaged in the act of city building, providing full architectural services across a wide range of contexts, scales and building types—from schools and galleries, to affordable housing and mixed-use developments, to urban parks and civic precincts. We work with clients and collaborators in Canada, the United States, and Europe. We are designers, researchers and urbanists who care about the city, and take care to create spaces that give meaning and invention to the ways we live and work.
West Don Lands Blocks 3/4/7
Thompson Hotel & Residences
Four Seasons Hotel & Residences
St. James Cathedral Centre
383 Sorauren
Pier 27 Phases 1 & 2
West Block
Burnt Barns
Junction Point
Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research
11 Charlotte
The Farm
Pickering Performing Arts Centre
Ismaili Centre & Jamatkhana of Don Mills
Canadian Chancery Expansion
West Don Lands Block 8
Pond Road Student Residence
Museum of Contemporary Art
Ravine House
Theatre Park
ÏCE at York Centre
The Grand at Sky View Parc
Pickering Library
Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village
Fred Kaiser Engineering Building
Harbour Plaza
Centre for Civilizations, Cultures & Cities
A valuable precedent for Canadian architecture – nodding to history while exploring new ground.
Alex Bozikovic (The Globe and Mail) on 383 Sorauren
We think something’s done and it’s never done. The interesting thing about cities is that they’re never finished.
Peter Clewes, a–A Principal, (via The National Post) on the continual work of city-building.
The Canary precinct is sophisticated proof (and a quiet rallying cry) that intelligent cities should renew the currency of the well-crafted ‘block’ as the real medium in which we can grow good neighbourhoods.
Jury comment (2012 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence) on Pan Am/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village | Canary District