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26 Nov 2020
Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Design: Hariri Pontarini Architects
Art Gallery of York University building design
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Art Gallery of York University
The bold new winning design will help the art gallery magnify its reach into the local community and the world beyond, enhancing its visibility and prominence, as well as increasing its accessibility.

Apr 8, 2019
La Clara, West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
La Clara Apartments in West Palm Beach Florida
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La Clara Apartments
Designed by architect Siamak Hariri this luxury 25-story high-rise residential building on South Flagler Drive is designed for Great Gulf, a Canadian real estate developer.

May 9, 2018
Casey House Awarded Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Casey House in Toronto
photo : doublespace photography
Casey House
Hariri Pontarini Architects is honoured to announce that Casey House has been awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The project was motivated by a desire to fulfill founder June Callwood’s dream of offering a day health program to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS Casey House hosted a competition to find an architect to design their new facility.

Dec 13, 2017
7 St. Thomas, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
7 St Thomas in Toronto
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7 St. Thomas Building by HPA
HPA worked in close collaboration with St. Thomas Commercial Developments Inc. to design 7 St. Thomas, a building that harmonizes retail and commercial design through an inventive interplay of form and light, blending Victorian and contemporary materials to create a unified work.

15 Sep 2017
Tom Patterson Theatre, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Tom Patterson Theatre
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Tom Patterson Theatre Building by HPA
This architecture project began with a “dream to build a new facility that will be a jewel on the Avon, and that will rival some of the most beautiful theatres in the world,” said Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino.

4 Apr 2017
Bahá’í Temple of South America receives RAIC Innovation in Architecture Award

A luminous worship space designed and built with the creative use of computer modeling, measuring, and fabrication software, and custom glass, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.

The Bahá’í Temple of South America, by Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto, is a domed structure set in the foothills of the Andes Mountains outside Santiago, Chile. Nine monumental veils frame an open worship space that expresses a faith of inclusion and accommodates up to 600 visitors.

Fourteen years in the making, it was completed in 2016.

Bahá’í Temple of South America

24 Nov 2016
Opening of the Bahá’í Temple of South America

Bahá’í Temple of South America

Fourteen years in the making, the October 2016 opening of the Bahá’í Temple in Santiago, Chile, marks a significant milestone in HPA’s story.

13 Apr 2016
Richard Ivey Building in London, Ontario, Canada

2016 OAA Award in Design Excellence

Richard Ivey Building
photograph : Ben Rahn / A-Frame Inc.

The Richard Ivey Building at Western University creates a vibrant, unified, campus for the Ivey Business School. The vision was to attract the best students and faculty, express Ivey’s global identity, and celebrate Western’s history.

The Richard Ivey Building at Western University

12 Dec 2013
Hariri Pontarini Architects wins two Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence
for Outstanding Architectural Design

12 December 2013 – (TORONTO) December 11, 2013 – HPA has won two prestigious Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence: one for the $36 million redevelopment and expansion of Casey House, a new type of health care facility devoted to those affected by HIV/AIDS; and another for the $37.5 million redevelopment and expansion of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (with B+H Architects). The awards were announced earlier today in the latest issue of Canadian Architect.

Casey House (left) and Faculty of Law, University of Toronto (right):
Hariri Pontarini Architects buildings
image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

These awards are the highest recognition for excellence specifically in design in Canadian architecture. The program focuses on commissioned but not yet completed projects, recognizing design ambition and supporting a culture of design excellence. Of the 208 submissions received this year, the jury selected only six projects for Awards of Excellence.

Partner-in-Charge of both projects, Siamak Hariri, says: “It is a great honour to receive these awards. We are very fortunate to work with clients, like Casey House and the University of Toronto, that value high quality design and share an aspirational vision of their institutions. The Canadian Architect Awards are a positive reminder of the vitality of architecture and design.”

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto:
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
image Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects

This year’s jury comprised Karen Marler, Partner at Hughes Condon Marler Architects (HCMA, Vancouver), Marianne McKenna, Founding Partner of KPMB Architects (Toronto), and Marc Simmons, Founding Partner of Front Inc. (New York City).

The jurors commented that Casey House is “a phenomenal project” that “responds to the heritage context with an addition that is decidedly modern.” They noted that “the imaginative way in which the architects have organized spaces facing into the interior courtyard is very contemplative, peaceful, and respectful of the residents.”

Faculty of Law, University of Toronto
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The Faculty of Law, University of Toronto was selected as “an incredibly resolved, well-executed design.” The jurors noted, “There is a rigor and finesse in its contextual fit that will serve to reinforce this as a landmark building on campus.”

The 59,000sqft redevelopment of Casey House is slated to go to tender in 2014, breaking ground later in the year and opening its doors in late 2016, while the 160,000sqft Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto is currently on site.

The award-winning projects have been published, complete with jury comments, in a special Awards issue of Canadian Architect this month. Accredited Canadian professionals may register for free access to the online version of the December 2013 issue at: www.canadianarchitect.com/issues/de.aspx.

22 Feb 2012
Alliance Française de Toronto, Canada
Alliance Française de Toronto, AFT Facility - Ontario
photo Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
Alliance Française de Toronto
In 2012, the Alliance Française de Toronto (AFT) celebrates 110 years of service to the Toronto community. To meet the growing need for educational, cultural and programming space, the AFT is planning a new facility designed by renowned Canadian firm Hariri Pontarini Architects. On February 21, 2012 AFT unveiled designs for the new building at its current location on Spadina Road at Lowther Avenue, in the heart of Toronto’s “cultural corridor.”

Hariri Pontarini Architects Studio News

2011 OAA Awards Announcement

The Ontario Association of Architects

OAA Awards – Winners Design Excellence – various winners included:

University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy, Kitchener
Hariri Pontarini Architects with Young + Wright Architects

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics Ontario Pavilion (Ontario House)
Hariri Pontarini Architects

Hariri Pontarini – Key Projects

Max Gluskin House – Department of Economics at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Date built: 2010
Department of Economics Toronto - Max Gluskin House
photo : Tom Arban
Max Gluskin House

One Bloor Tower, Toronto, Canada
Date built: 2010
1 Bloor East, Toronto Tower
picture Courtesy of Hariri Pontarini Architects
One Bloor Tower

School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo, Kitchener, Canada
Date built: 2010
School of Pharmacy, University of Waterloo Building
picture : Ben Rahn (A-Frame)
Pharmacy School Building

University of Toronto Law School Expansion, Queen’s Park Circle, Toronto
Date built: 2007
Approx. budget: $60m

3 Shortlisted architects also included:
Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects, Toronto
Saucier + Perrotte, Montreal

Chosen to design new Faculty of Law building, 28 Feb 2008

More architectural projects by Hariri Pontarini online soon

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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