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, galleries and cultural centres, 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.
St. James Cathedral Centre
Pickering Library
Theatre Park
Harbour Plaza
West Don Lands Blocks 3/4/7
Museum of Contemporary Art
Canadian Chancery Expansion
Burnt Barns
Escarpment House
ÏCE at York Centre
The Grand at Sky View Parc
Pier 27 Phases 1 & 2
Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research
Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
11 Charlotte
Ravine House
Pond Road Student Residence
Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village
West Block
Four Seasons Hotel & Residences
West Don Lands Block 8
Centre for Civilizations, Cultures & Cities
Don Mills Jamatkhana and Ismaili Community Centre
Fred Kaiser Engineering Building
Junction Point
Pickering Performing Arts Centre
Thompson Hotel & Residences
383 Sorauren
The Farm
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.
A masterful composition of texture and natural light. The delicate building skin adds magic to an otherwise simple and economical building massing. [...] A great contemporary interpretation of Islamic architecture.
Jury comment (2023 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence) on Don Mills Jamatkhana and Isamili Community Centre