We subscribe to a team approach to building and believe that the confluence of architecture, structure, mechanical systems and building technology must meet at the commencement of the design process.

About Altius

The three founding partners of this young firm met while still attending architectural school in the 90's and agreed there were no established firms that embraced architectural practice as they envisioned it. In 1998, Altius Design Studio was launched. A young, idealistic firm created from a collective vision for an architectural practice which strives to reestablish the tradition of the architect as the central figure in the process of building, the idea of the Master Builder. Altius believes that, without this level of involvement, it would be an insurmountable challenge to create buildings that are sustainable, livable, contextual, economical and beautiful.

Established
1998
Employees
21

Today, Altius Architecture Inc. is a Toronto based multidisciplinary design firm, licenced by the Ontario Association of Architects, with a focus on the broader residential market. Clean contemporary design, emphasizing craftsmanship and materiality, has resulted in a number of award winning and critically acclaimed projects. Altius' custom residential and cottage projects are known for their sensitivity to site, thoughtful interiors and innovative sustainable design.

Close attention to detail and a client-driven design ethos produces intimate single family projects that are as unique as their owners and brings a distinct quality to Altius' larger multi-unit residential and commercial projects. Altius creates great architecture because they understand their clients and are responsive to what is most important to them.

Principals

Cathy Garrido
Cathy Garrido
B.E.S., B.ARCH, OAA, MRAIC, ARIDO, LEED AP, AIA
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Graham Smith
Graham Smith
B.F.A, B.E.S, B.ARCH, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
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Trevor McIvor
Trevor McIvor
B.E.S, B.ARCH, OAA, MRAIC
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Designers

Allison Gonsalves
Allison Gonsalves
B.EDS,M.Arch
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Danya Sturgess
Danya Sturgess
(Currently doing Masters) B.A.S.
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Dorota Jackowski
Dorota Jackowski
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Logan Amos
Logan Amos
B.EDS, M.Arch (RAIC hons)
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Michael Nettleship
Michael Nettleship
B.Arch (hons)
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Michael Velickovic
Michael Velickovic
B.TECH.ARCH.SCI.
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Mike Lanctot
Mike Lanctot
B.A.S., M.Arch
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Steve Choe
Steve Choe
B.E.S., B.ARCH
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Accounting and Administration

Elisa Perez
Elisa Perez
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Ewa Kopec
Ewa Kopec
B.A (hons) CGA
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Ingrid MacDonald
Ingrid MacDonald
B.A
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Nicolle McDonald
Nicolle McDonald
B.A.
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Construction Management

Morris Ortolan
Morris Ortolan
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Awards

We prefer letting our work speak for itself but awards are a nice reminder that others like our approach too.

WoodWorks! Architect Wood Advocate Award
WoodWorks! Interior Wood Design Award
Green Toronto: Environmental Award of Excellence – Category Green Design
OAA Architectural Excellence
OAA Best Emerging Practice Award