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architectsAlliance is a Toronto-based architectural firm headed by architect Peter Clewes. It was formed in 1999 with the merger of Wallman Clewes Bergman and Van Nostrand DiCastri Architects.
architectsAlliance ‘s team of 45 architects, designers and technologists provide the full spectrum of services, applied to a scope of practice that ranges from academic and institutional buildings to large-scale mixed-use developments: condominiums and affordable housing, classrooms and research labs, private courtyards and urban streetscapes.architectsAlliance projects are located all over Canada, the United States, and Europe.
architectsAlliance is a design-driven studio. We encourage fresh thinking, honest questions and tough decisions. We work collaboratively: every member of a project team – including our client – has a voice. A core team, led by our Principal and one or more Associates, is assigned to each project, to ensure ultimate accountability and responsive day-by-day stewardship of our clients’ goals. Our collaborative approach extends to the composition of our project teams: architectsAlliance has collaborated with other architects in Canada, the US and Europe; lab and LEED® consultants in the US and Germany; and engineers in cities across Canada. In design as in nature, cross-pollination breeds strength, diversity and innovation.
architectsAlliance believes in the intensity and vitality of cities: each of our buildings and public spaces is a conscious act of city-building. Through each project we articulate a compelling and appropriate response to context, and an urbane response to density that enriches the public realm and the experience of city life. We think at a variety of scales: from individual academic buildings to entire campuses; from private houses to large-scale mixed-use developments; from individual buildings to public spaces that transform an entire precinct. We apply what we learn from one project to the next.
Projects include 18 Yorkville, Pier 27, Radio City, Murano, Burano, X the Condominium, MoZo, Twenty Niagara, District Lofts, Tip Top Lofts as well as many others.
The Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Toronto and an upcoming project in the Bahamas named 12 Mile Cay are significant current projects. In 2005, the firm won the Regent Park housing competition held by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, in the redevelopment of a 69-acre (280,000 m2) social housing community east of downtown Toronto.