Paul Dowsett  Principal Architect, Co-founder  OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, CanPHI Passive House Planner, Congress for The New Urbanism Advocate paul@sustainable.to  Paul Dowsett is the founding Principal Architect at SUSTAINABLE.TO. With more than three decades of local and international residential, institutional, and commercial sustainable design and project management experience, Paul is uniquely qualified to lead a highly collaborative design team for projects of diverse scales, types, and complexities. At the core of Paul’s philosophy and practice is the belief that design and construction solutions should be simple, sensitive, and sustainable.

Paul Dowsett
Principal Architect, Co-founder

OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP, CanPHI Passive House Planner,
Congress for The New Urbanism Advocate
paul@sustainable.to

Paul Dowsett is the founding Principal Architect at SUSTAINABLE.TO. With more than three decades of local and international residential, institutional, and commercial sustainable design and project management experience, Paul is uniquely qualified to lead a highly collaborative design team for projects of diverse scales, types, and complexities. At the core of Paul’s philosophy and practice is the belief that design and construction solutions should be simple, sensitive, and sustainable.

  David Daniels  Co-founder  david@sustainable.to  David Daniels, son of legendary developer John H. Daniels and a principal in the real estate investment company, Daniels Capital Group, saw an opportunity in an important and growing market. Says Daniels “I believe more and more home and business owners want to do the environmentally-correct thing. But overwhelmed by the complexity of the ‘green’ world, as I was, few know where or how to start their ‘green’ project. SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building is just that place.”

David Daniels
Co-founder

david@sustainable.to

David Daniels, son of legendary developer John H. Daniels and a principal in the real estate investment company, Daniels Capital Group, saw an opportunity in an important and growing market. Says Daniels “I believe more and more home and business owners want to do the environmentally-correct thing. But overwhelmed by the complexity of the ‘green’ world, as I was, few know where or how to start their ‘green’ project. SUSTAINABLE.TO Architecture + Building is just that place.”

  Steve Socha  Architect  OAA, MArch steve@sustainable.to  In more than a decade of studying and practicing architecture in Toronto, Steve has achieved a broad range of experience in both academic and professional realms, with a focus on residential and social spaces. Steve has been working with Paul Dowsett since 2006, and earned his Master’s at the University of Toronto - Daniels School of Architecture in 2012. In the summer of 2015, Steve earned his professional license with the Ontario Association of Architects.

Steve Socha
Architect

OAA, MArch
steve@sustainable.to

In more than a decade of studying and practicing architecture in Toronto, Steve has achieved a broad range of experience in both academic and professional realms, with a focus on residential and social spaces. Steve has been working with Paul Dowsett since 2006, and earned his Master’s at the University of Toronto - Daniels School of Architecture in 2012. In the summer of 2015, Steve earned his professional license with the Ontario Association of Architects.

 
  Kelsey Saunders  Building Scientist  MBSc, LEED AP kelsey@sustainable.to  Kelsey obtained her Master of Building Science from Ryerson University in 2017. Her specialized training enables her to provide technical support to the S.TO team in realizing our goal of environmentally-conscious design.

Kelsey Saunders
Building Scientist

MBSc, LEED AP
kelsey@sustainable.to

Kelsey obtained her Master of Building Science from Ryerson University in 2017. Her specialized training enables her to provide technical support to the S.TO team in realizing our goal of environmentally-conscious design.

  Donald Peckover  Architectural Designer  BArchSc, LEED AP donald@sustainable.to  Donald has experience in designing and building homes and communities across North America (including disaster-prone areas such as the Atlantic coasts of Florida and Far Rockaway, New York) as well as environmentally conscious designs for the Oak Ridges Moraine area in Ontario. In designing in these sensitive areas, it is important to respect nature and the environment in order to reduce disaster risk and promote positive change in homes and neighbourhoods.  

Donald Peckover
Architectural Designer

BArchSc, LEED AP
donald@sustainable.to

Donald has experience in designing and building homes and communities across North America (including disaster-prone areas such as the Atlantic coasts of Florida and Far Rockaway, New York) as well as environmentally conscious designs for the Oak Ridges Moraine area in Ontario. In designing in these sensitive areas, it is important to respect nature and the environment in order to reduce disaster risk and promote positive change in homes and neighbourhoods.  

  Nicholas Discenza  Architectural Designer  BArchSc, LEED AP, CanPHI Passive House Planner nicholas@sustainable.to  With a decade of professional experience in custom residential architecture, Nicholas values honest, practical, and efficiently-delineated design that enriches its context

Nicholas Discenza
Architectural Designer

BArchSc, LEED AP, CanPHI Passive House Planner
nicholas@sustainable.to

With a decade of professional experience in custom residential architecture, Nicholas values honest, practical, and efficiently-delineated design that enriches its context

 
  Joel Gilbert Anderson  Environmental Designer  BDes joel@sustainable.to  Joel holds a Bachelor of Design from OCAD University.      

Joel Gilbert Anderson
Environmental Designer

BDes
joel@sustainable.to

Joel holds a Bachelor of Design from OCAD University.

 

 

  Mike Mazurkiewicz  Architectural Designer  BArchSc mike@sustainable.to  Mike is interested in rethinking design and material systems with an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability. He completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a focus on Building Science and study of passive buildings.

Mike Mazurkiewicz
Architectural Designer

BArchSc
mike@sustainable.to

Mike is interested in rethinking design and material systems with an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability. He completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a focus on Building Science and study of passive buildings.

  Laura Casas Martin  Architectural Designer  BArchSc laura@sustainable.to  Laura has got a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from ETSAM Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. Her background is wide and heterogeneous, including the development of architectural, interior design and workplace consultancy projects, ranging different typologies as commercial, residential and research facilities. She is committed with people, as "design users", and believes that an smart and efficient utilization of the space is key to support sustainability. 

Laura Casas Martin
Architectural Designer

BArchSc
laura@sustainable.to

Laura has got a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from ETSAM Universidad Politécnica of Madrid. Her background is wide and heterogeneous, including the development of architectural, interior design and workplace consultancy projects, ranging different typologies as commercial, residential and research facilities. She is committed with people, as "design users", and believes that an smart and efficient utilization of the space is key to support sustainability. 

 
  Brad Tapson  Intern Architect  MArch brad@sustainable.to  Brad holds a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and has an architectural background ranging from large-scale commercial to small-scale residential. He is passionate about sustainability, driven to keep learning and innovating, and views design as a way to make the world a better place.

Brad Tapson
Intern Architect

MArch
brad@sustainable.to

Brad holds a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and has an architectural background ranging from large-scale commercial to small-scale residential. He is passionate about sustainability, driven to keep learning and innovating, and views design as a way to make the world a better place.

  Karen Rankin  Number Cruncher  BES karen@sustainable.to  Karen brings to S.TO her inherited accounting skills in combination with an undergrad in Architecture, a passion for sustainable building, and a BCIN for residential design. She operates independently as a bookkeeper and designer/draftswoman, the latter work being almost entirely with the restoration and adaptation of early barns and log houses.

Karen Rankin
Number Cruncher

BES
karen@sustainable.to

Karen brings to S.TO her inherited accounting skills in combination with an undergrad in Architecture, a passion for sustainable building, and a BCIN for residential design. She operates independently as a bookkeeper and designer/draftswoman, the latter work being almost entirely with the restoration and adaptation of early barns and log houses.

  Bilal Khan  Co-op Student  BDES bilal@sustainable.to  Bilal is currently working at SUSTAINABLE.TO through an internship as part of the degree requirements for his Master of Architecture at Dalhousie University. His experience in the biomass industry and clean transportation has shaped his career towards thinking about sustainability as a system. Bilal is passionate about Urban Systems Design through architectural exploration and believes that the true value of design lies in improving individual and community lives through sustainable urban interventions.

Bilal Khan
Co-op Student

BDES
bilal@sustainable.to

Bilal is currently working at SUSTAINABLE.TO through an internship as part of the degree requirements for his Master of Architecture at Dalhousie University. His experience in the biomass industry and clean transportation has shaped his career towards thinking about sustainability as a system. Bilal is passionate about Urban Systems Design through architectural exploration and believes that the true value of design lies in improving individual and community lives through sustainable urban interventions.

 
  Dakota Park   Designer  BDES dakota@sustainable.to   Dakota has Bachelor of Design from OCAD University, specializing in creative advertising. His focus for the past 6 years has been brand strategy and identity, while previously working in a number of global digital design agencies. He has always had a strong passion for architecture, interior design and sustainability, so joining the team at Sustainable.TO was a perfect fit.

Dakota Park
Designer

BDES
dakota@sustainable.to

Dakota has Bachelor of Design from OCAD University, specializing in creative advertising. His focus for the past 6 years has been brand strategy and identity, while previously working in a number of global digital design agencies. He has always had a strong passion for architecture, interior design and sustainability, so joining the team at Sustainable.TO was a perfect fit.

 
  Nero  Office Cat  Nero is an integral part of the S.TO team. His work ethic reflects youthful energy, a dedicated mindset, and a strong passion for detail.

Nero
Office Cat

Nero is an integral part of the S.TO team. His work ethic reflects youthful energy, a dedicated mindset, and a strong passion for detail.

  Odin  Nero's Nemesis  Odin, god of napping and leftovers, reminds us to enjoy every moment.

Odin
Nero's Nemesis

Odin, god of napping and leftovers, reminds us to enjoy every moment.

  Moose  Guard Dog  Skeptical Moose ensures the mailmen behave. He is 46 lbs of unmatched intimidation.

Moose
Guard Dog

Skeptical Moose ensures the mailmen behave. He is 46 lbs of unmatched intimidation.