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As Managing Partner and Design Director, Peter Clewes is the senior client contact and Design Director for all a–A projects. Over 40 years of practice, he has created a body of work shaped by the clarity, simplicity and functionality of modern architecture, and by a steadfast commitment to urbanism and city-building.
His design philosophy is expressed in a broad range of academic, mixed-use and urban design projects undertaken across North America, Europe and the Middle East. Clewes’ academic and institutional projects include the Centre for Civilizations, Culture and Cities, the Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, and the Woodsworth College Student Residence at the University of Toronto; the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes Village, featuring the George Brown College Waterfront Campus Student Residence; the Museum of Contemporary Architecture_Toronto; the Cairns Family Health and Bioscience Research Complex at Brock University; the Kaiser Computer Science and Engineering Building at the University of British Columbia; and the Pond Road Residence at York University – the first green student housing designed for the climactic extremes of central Canada. Peter is a strong advocate of interweaving built form and public space to maintain the vitality of the urban core. He served for five years on the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel, and speaks to professional, academic and civic groups across Canada and the US on topics related to design, density and urban renewal.