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