architects–Alliance believes in the intensity and vitality of cities. Each of our projects is a conscious act of city-building, articulating a convincing and urbane response to context, and a compelling and appropriate reaction to density that enriches both the public realm and the individual’s experience of urban life.
a–A’s approach to architecture and urbanism is, in equal measure, progressive and pragmatic; conscious of context and profoundly modern. The a–A studio approach expresses a deep understanding of how architecture helps to shape the city, and a lasting engagement with the ways in which a–A buildings are shaped, in turn, by the people who live and work in them.
Our ability to think and work at a variety of scales— from schools and galleries, to affordable housing and mixed-use developments, to urban parks and civic precincts — has been demonstrated in cities across Canada, the US, and Europe. Our award-winning buildings and public spaces have been recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Royal Institute of British Architects, the American Institute of Architects, the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies, the Chicago Athenaeum, and the Urban Land Institute.