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.
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Canadian Chancery Expansion
11 Charlotte
Theatre Park
Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular & Biomolecular Research
383 Sorauren
Burnt Barns
The Grand at Sky View Parc
Museum of Contemporary Art
Pond Road Student Residence
Cairns Family Health & Bioscience Research Complex
ÏCE at York Centre
West Don Lands Block 8
Harbour Plaza
Thompson Hotel & Residences
West Don Lands Blocks 3/4/7
The Farm
St. James Cathedral Centre
Junction Point
Pier 27 Phases 1 & 2
West Block
Ravine House
Centre for Civilizations, Cultures & Cities
Four Seasons Hotel & Residences
Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village
Fred Kaiser Engineering Building
Pickering City Centre
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