The firm of Ian MacDonald Architect Inc. was established in 1984. Our work includes projects of varied scale and mixed use with an emphasis on residential work. We have received numerous awards including three Governor General’s Medals and six Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. The focus of our work has always been on developing legible, site specific architecture that articulates a clear idea and sense of place. Responsive siting strategies, spatial richness, and honestly articulated materials all within a well crafted, modern vocabulary contribute to the realization of this focus. Attitudes and ideas that we employ on smaller residential projects find expression in our larger scale work as well, reflecting a constant pursuit of such fundamentals as boundary definition (both spatial and territorial), and the relationship between a building and its landscape.
Tom Arban, Michael Awad, Tim Wickens, Matthew MacKay-Lyons