In private practice since 1993, Michael graduated from the university of Toronto, School of Architecture in 1984.
Exposure and interest in music, art and extensive travel since childhood, has given Michael a solid background and educated platform for his practice. Skills developed prior to graduating university working as a luthier have helped evolve imaginative structural and acoustical solutions in his building designs.
Michael’s broad-based experience includes institutional, cultural, commercial and recreational applications, bringing an appreciation for natural systems and the environment to his expertise in master planning, adaptive re-use of space and interior design.
He has honed his design skills on a variety of institutional and administrative projects, all the while embodying sustainable best practices and a passion for perfecting assembly space and room acoustics in world-renowned performance venues for both opera and theatre.
Michael's creative process begins with a careful and thorough understanding of the client’s aspirations, a shared exploration of ideas and a devotion to detail in both design and finished work, all with an eye to the highest possible standard of delivered excellence, on time and on budget.
Rita Osypa Fishman
Rita is a graduate from the State Institute Maale Adumim in Israel where the specifics of location allowed Rita to grow her ability and passion for complete design. Rita brings diversity and a different angle to well accepted tactics, because she possesses a rich palette of architectural skills. Rita’s experience includes projects in Russia, Israel, and Canada where her designs required a knowledge of materials and techniques, and careful consideration of historical and cultural backgrounds.
Rita has a design oriented approach and a fresh vision for contemporary architecture that brings the current and the past together within a rich historical and urban context.
Rita brings an inherent talent for design and sound architectural skills that are rooted in Rita’s love of the arts, her open-minded perception of cultures, and her diverse international and Canadian experiences.