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