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The ability to think outside the box, while designing the dimension within.

Creativity, functionality, sustainability, and attention to detail are the main determinants of superior architectural design and the cornerstones of our design philosophy. At A.Baldassarra Architect Inc., our commitment to excellence is matched by our commitment to service.

Through communication, reliability, and inspiration we build the rapport that consistently results in long-term client relationships and exceptional levels of client satisfaction.

Profile

Overview

​Since its inception in 1986, A.Baldassarra Architect Inc. has grown into a well-established design firm, consistently recognized for design excellence and exceptional service.

Although ABAI is a firm of modest size, our portfolio of industrial, commercial, retail, medical, and residential projects demonstrates our diverse capabilities. We’ve accumulated invaluable knowledge and experience over our years of operation, and we take pride in the many Urban Design Awards we’ve received and the strong client relationships we’ve developed along the way.

Our organizational structure emphasizes collaboration over hierarchy, with a nucleus of well-rounded designers providing the artistic, managerial, and problem-solving skills required for the most demanding architectural endeavours. It’s a structure that allows us to make the best use of our combined expertise and gives us the flexibility to adapt quickly and effectively to new settings and situations.

The future of our industry depends on sustainable development and environmental awareness. Our firm’s commitment to those principles is evident in the numerous projects that have achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification or have incorporated LEED factors to a significant degree. We apply innovative techniques to every project we undertake, with special regard for detail, function, and client satisfaction.

Team

Antonio Baldassarra, Principal

B.Arch, OAA, AAA, MRAIC

Tony graduated from the University of Toronto in 1980 and was awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for outstanding achievement. He also received the Frederick Coates Scholarship and the Toronto Brick Company Scholarship. Tony began his career with an international architectural firm, where he was involved in a number of distinctive projects.

In 1986 Tony founded A.Baldassarra Architect Inc., which gave him the opportunity to put into practice his philosophy of arch-itecture as functional art. Through his commitment to design excellence and exemplary service, Tony has established a loyal clientele and made a mark on the architectural community.

Tony continues to do what he feels is most important – provide a service that is second to none, deliver building designs that add architectural value to our communities and surpass his clients’ expectations.

John Higgins, Associate

B.Sc., Arch. Tech.

John is an experienced architectural technologist and computer network administrator with over 25 years in the architectural industry. He joined ABAI in 1989 and has been an associate since 2001. With an Architectural Technologist Diploma from Humber College, a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Laurentian University, and a LAN Administration Certificate from Seneca College, John‘s contribution is threefold.

In addition to his drafting responsibilities, John manages the office`s computer environment and has developed AutoCAD customizations that significantly increase drafting efficiency. Thanks to this extensive architectural background and experience, John brings unique insight to a wide variety of building projects.

Hugh Marshall, Associate

Dip. Arch.

Hugh has been with ABAI since 1991 and is an important member of the firm’s nucleus. As office manager he draws on a wealth of experience to provide leadership in documentation, project management, and contract administration. Hugh also oversees selected projects from their earliest stages to the day the user takes occupancy.

He holds a diploma in architecture and has completed the pre-scribed nine levels of the RAIC Syllabus Program. For fifteen years Hugh taught in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University. Hugh’s technical know-how and practical expertise are significant assets to the team and to the clients he serves.

Brian Martin, Associate

B. Tech., LEED AP BD + C

Since joining the firm in 1996, Brian has demonstrated his abilities through all stages of project development from design to implementation. As a Project Manager, he has taken a lead role in several prominent projects and has become an important part of the office core.

Brian is a graduate of Architecture Science from Ryerson University, with a major in Building Science. Since graduation, he has continued his education through the RAIC Syllabus Program, and is a LEED accredited professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction.

Awards

2011
Kitchener
Urban Design Award: Ira Needles (Boardwalk)
2008
Vaughan
Urban Design Award: Schaeffer's Consulting Engineers Corporate Office
2005
NASFM
Retail Design Merit Award: The Beer Store
2002
Markham
Urban Design Award: Phillips Electronics Office & Distribution Centre
1999
Vaughan
Urban Design Award: Aspen Ridge Homes Ltd. Head Office
1995
Etobicoke
Urban Design Award: Price Club
1992
Vaughan
Urban Design Award: Jane & Hwy.7 Centre
1992
Vaughan
Urban Design Award: Tacc Construction Head Office
1992
Vaughan
Urban Design Award: Hay Hoe Residence
1991
Thorold
Outstanding Achievement Award: Parkway Suites Hotel
1990
North York
House Design Award: Baldassarra Residence
1989
Markham
Environmental Design Award: Le Parc Office Tower
1986
Vaughan
Design of Excellence: Free Standing Industrial Building: Zenith Auto Collision

Work

48

Keele Ronrose

Vaughan

Construction Value
$15 million
Completion Date
2012
Materials
Natural Stone, Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Vaughan, Ontario

Thornhill Residence

Thornhill

Completion Date
September 2012
Materials
Natural Stone, Stucco, Wood Shakes
Location
Thornhill, Ontario

TD Canada Trust

Southern Ontario

Location
15 branches across southern Ontario

RBC

Greater Toronto Area

Location
6 branches in the Toronto area

Cornwall Centre

Oakville

Construction Value
$5 million
Completion Date
2011
Materials
Architectural Precast, Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Oakville, Ontario

North Oakville

Oakville

Completion Date
2011
Location
Oakville, Ontario

The Boardwalk at Ira Needles

Waterloo

Completion Date
2011
Location
Waterloo, Ontario

The Beer Store

Across Ontario

Location
Over 50 stores across Ontario

Indigo

Ontario & Western Canada

Location
8 Locations in Ontario & western Canada

8800 Dufferin

Vaughan

Construction Value
$10 million
Completion Date
2009
Materials
Natural Stone, Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Vaughan, Ontario

Deloitte

Vaughan

Construction Value
$15 million
Completion Date
2009
Materials
Architectural Precast, Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Vaughan, Ontario

Guelph East End Library

East Guelph

Construction Value
$1.2 million
Completion Date
2009
Materials
EIFS and Clay Bricks
Location
East Guelph, Ontario

Jane-Rutherford Plaza

Vaughan

Construction Value
$5.5 million
Completion Date
Fall 2008
Materials
Brick and EIFS, glass
Location
Vaughan, Ontario

Shaeffers Consulting

Concord

Construction Value
$10.5 million
Completion Date
2008
Materials
Natural Limestone on Precast Panels and Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Concord, Ontario

Melrose Head Office

Oakville

Construction Value
$6 million
Completion Date
2007
Materials
Acid Washed Precast Concrete/Handset Natural Sandstone and Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Oakville, Ontario

1500 Highway 7

Thornhill

Construction Value
$7.5 million
Completion Date
2006
Materials
Architectural Precast/Handset Natural Limestone and Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Thornhill, Ontario

5295 John Lucas

Burlington

Construction Value
$7.5 million
Completion Date
2006
Materials
Architectural Precast and Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Burlington, Ontario

5200 Mainway

Burlington

Construction Value
$4.5 million
Completion Date
2006
Materials
Architectural Precast and Glass Curtain Wall System
Location
Burlington, Ontario
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Careers

Inquiries

We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic individuals who can complement our team.

If you are interested in an opportunity with us, please send resumés and any other inquiries to the following email address: abai@abai.ca

Please see our Current Openings for more information about opportunities that we are currently looking to fill.

Current Openings

Senior Draftsperson

​We are seeking a Senior Architectural Technologist/Draftsperson with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience. We require someone with strong drafting skills and building construction knowledge to produce working drawings for commercial, industrial, and residential projects. Additional qualification requirements are listed below.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 8 years of architectural experience with demonstrated relevant project experience
  • Advanced working knowledge of building construction and the Ontario Building Code
  • Ability to produce a complete set of construction drawings independently
  • Ability to work within a team environment
  • Ability to coordinate with multi-disciplinary consultant team
  • Excellent communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work on a design/production team to produce fully coordinated architectural working drawings
  • Review and approve project shop drawings
  • Communicate with construction team to provide information and solve problems

Additional Information

  • Role offers an opportunity to be a part of a growing firm as well as a competitive salary and full benefits

Senior Architect/Project Manager

We are seeking a senior architect with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience. We require someone with strong skills in managing multiple projects and ensuring quality control to oversee all our active projects and be responsible for direction of our staff, document review and consultant coordination. We are looking for an individual with broad skills and experience in all phases of project delivery. Strong, hands-on technical knowledge and experience in field review and contract administration is essential.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 15 years experience with demonstrated relevant project experience
  • Exceptional technical knowledge of building construction and the Ontario Building Code
  • Ability to supervise production of a number of projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work within and lead a team
  • Ability to co-ordinate with multi-disciplinary consultant team
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to stamp drawings is not required but desirable

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meet with clients to review project requirements
  • Lead and manage a design/production team to produce fully coordinated architectural working drawings and project specifications
  • Conduct construction review and contract administration throughout the duration of a project
  • Review and approve shop drawings
  • Communicate with construction team to provide information and solve problems

Additional Information:

  • Role offers an opportunity to be a part of a growing firm as well as a competitive salary and full benefits

Submit your Resume

​We invite you to submit your resume to abai@abai.ca

Contact

Address

7800 Jane Street, Suite 200
Concord, Ontario, Canada
L4K 4R6
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