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