Wednesday February 10
Norm Li, Perkins&Will & WalterFedy
Based in Toronto, Canada, Norm Li creates visual content for the Real Estate Development, Architecture and Design industry. Equipped with strong architectural backgrounds and design sensibilities, our team of artists specialize in providing Renderings, Animation, Photography, Video, Interactive and VR solutions that get buy in, instill stakeholder confidence and get our partners the green light to put shovels in the ground.
Perkins&Will is an award-winning interdisciplinary and research-based architecture and design practice that believes in the power of design to transform lives and enhance communities. Our global team of 2,700 creatives and critical thinkers provides integrated services in architecture, interior design, urban design, landscape architecture, and more. We collaborate with clients all over the world to create healthy, sustainable places in which to live, learn, work, play, heal, move, and explore. Clients consistently turn to our teams for leadership and expertise in sustainability, resilience, health and wellness, and mobility. Our studios in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver work closely with clients to transform their vision into places that tangibly represent their organizations. Additionally, our research labs catalyze innovative design technologies and solutions that result in better, smarter, and more competitive built environments.
WalterFedy is a dynamic, integrated design firm delivering creative solutions and practical built environments. Since our inception in 1951, we have continued to learn, adapt, and evolve to best serve our clients. In 1970, we became one of Canada’s first integrated design firms in order to deliver a level of coordination and team commitment not served by the traditional project model.
Today, our expertise includes architecture; mechanical, electrical, structural, and civil engineering; energy and carbon solutions; asset and facilities management; project management; and construction management through our sister company, AEC.
WalterFedy designs reflect the client. Our goal is to create inspiring designs that enrich communities, empower end-users, and promote a more sustainable existence. We create spaces that promote a sense of belonging, balance, and wellness. But first, we must listen, observe, and understand.
Our design process begins by internalizing the values, processes, needs, and vision of our partners so we can craft a space that captures their essence and intent. Collaboration is an essential part of this process. We come together as an integrated team with our clients as partners and allies, helping them discover the potential in their space, while still adhering to budgets, timelines, sustainability goals, and site requirements.
Our business is about more than just delivering exceptional projects. We also believe that we have a responsibility to care for the communities in which we live and work. We are actively involved as volunteers and sponsors in Waterloo Region, Hamilton-Niagara Region, the Greater Toronto Area and beyond, because we know the more we put into our community, the stronger it will be. It is important for us to support our community the same way they have supported us for nearly seven decades.
Thursday February 11
BDP Quadrangle, Diamond Schmitt, FABRIK & MCM
BDP Quadrangle designs for the good of clients and communities.
BDP Quadrangle is one of Canada’s leading architecture, design and urbanism practices. Based in Toronto, Canada, our expertise spans designing for the full spectrum of the built environment including mixed-use, residential, workplace, retail, transit, media, education and health.
We are the North American headquarters of BDP, which was founded in 1961 in the UK as an interdisciplinary design resource. Today, BDP comprises 1,300 people, operating from local studios across three continents. Transcending its growth, the studio’s philosophy has remained the same: to work as a multidisciplinary collective, applying knowledge and expertise to create ambitious projects at every scale.
Quadrangle, a 35-year old practice well-known in North America for its design, business sense and integrity, joined BDP in 2019 and became BDP Quadrangle in 2020. Our 200-person studio strives to create places that foster wellbeing, inclusivity and sustainable futures.
Diamond Schmitt Architects is a leading Canadian full-service architectural firm with offices in Toronto, Vancouver and New York. The firm provides a broad range of services - from master planning and urban design, feasibility studies, and functional programming to interior design and full architectural services. We believe that architecture can empower organizations, communities, and people to harness change for the greater public good. From a foundation of social purpose and collaboration we design buildings that transcend and enrich people and society.
fabrik - Inspired design - for everyone
FABRIK architects creates meaningful, sustainable design solutions that express each Client’s unique vision and values with flawless execution. We are inspired by every Project’s story and context – bringing all elements together to create an authentic, enriching environment.
Our Clients value our innovative and collaborative mindset, transparency, expert guidance technical excellence and rigorous, process-driven execution for multi-residential, commercial, public sector and residential Projects across Southwestern Ontario.
Established in Toronto in 1988 as a privately owned and operated firm, MCM is a leader in custom millwork and fabrication. Evolving facilities and processes integrate state of the art equipment with skilled craftsmanship, aggressive delivery schedules, and precise execution to produce projects to the highest standard. Working with leading architects, designers, and corporations, we build custom environments for national and international brands and institutions.