A Modern Boathouse in a Canadian Landscape

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Conceptual Design
Kevin Weiss and Maya Przybylski (weissbau inc.).
Contract Documentation
Kevin Weiss - Principal, Steve James (Larkin Architect Limited), Sophie Tremblay, Tings Chak (Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited).
Structural Engineering
David Bowick, Matt Bowick (Blackwell Engineering).
Photography
Arnaud Marthouret.

Kevin Weiss. Weiss Architecture and Urbanism Limited

Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited was founded in 2012, Located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Mainteinig a high level of professionalism and service, the firm strives for design excellence and innovation.

Born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, firm principal Kevin Weiss studied architecture at the University of Manitoba and University of Toronto. Early in his career, Kevin had the opportunity to work closely with some of Canada’s preeminent architects, including Diamond Schmitt Architects where he was the Project Architect for several buildings including the The Max M. Fisher Music Center in Detroit, Michigan.

In 1999, Kevin returned to the University of Toronto’s for its inaugural year of the Master of Urban Design program. Subsequently, Kevin has taught architecture and urban design, lectured and guest reviewed at the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, the University of Guelph and University of Illinois, Chicago.

In 2000, Kevin established his first design practice weissbau incorporated. Along with a series of residential projects, the firm was short-listed with Gustafson Guthrie Nichol as team urban design consultant in the International Harbourfront Parks and Open Space Competition. At this time, Kevin also began a long relationship with Larkin Architect Limited - first as the design consultant for St Gabriel’s Parish, then as firm Principal - where he initiated a new and exciting design direction for the firm. His noted projects include Regis College at the University of Toronto, Kingsway College School, Stan Wadlow Public Outdoor Pool, Temple Kol Ami and the Belanger / Simpson House. Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited continues and furthers this established pursuit of design excellence.

Working in a variety of sectors – educational, civic and residential, the firm is quickly gaining significant recognition with projects such as the Sarnia Waterfront Amphitheatre and most recently its winning entry “The Hole Idea” in the Winnipeg Warming Hut International Design Competition.

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