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 BArchSc, MBSc Candidate, LEED AP kelsey@sustainable.to Kelsey obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in 2013 with a minor in Building Science. Her specialized training enables her to provide technical support to the S.TO team in order to realize our goals in environmentally-conscious design. Kelsey is concurrently working toward her Master of Applied Science in Building Science at Ryerson, for completion in 2017.

Kelsey Saunders
Building Scientist

BArchSc, MBSc Candidate, LEED AP
kelsey@sustainable.to

Kelsey obtained a Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University in 2013 with a minor in Building Science. Her specialized training enables her to provide technical support to the S.TO team in order to realize our goals in environmentally-conscious design. Kelsey is concurrently working toward her Master of Applied Science in Building Science at Ryerson, for completion in 2017.

Donald Peckover Architectural Designer BArchSc, LEED AP donald@sustainable.to Donald is intimately linked to the city, its urban fabric, and its architecture, and is keen on improving the city and the neighbourhoods in which we live. In addition to his role as Architectural Technologist at S.TO (since joining the team in 2009) Donald is concurrently enrolled in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus Program.

Donald Peckover
Architectural Designer

BArchSc, LEED AP
donald@sustainable.to

Donald is intimately linked to the city, its urban fabric, and its architecture, and is keen on improving the city and the neighbourhoods in which we live. In addition to his role as Architectural Technologist at S.TO (since joining the team in 2009) Donald is concurrently enrolled in the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus Program.

Nicholas Discenza Architectural Designer BArchSc, LEED AP, CanPHI Passive House Planner nicholas@sustainable.to Nicholas has over 7 years of working experience in both high-end traditional and energy-efficient contemporary custom residential architecture. Nicholas’ strengths lie in designing context-appropriate massing, proportion, and detailing, with a mastery of digital drafting software and graphic visualization. Nicholas strives for honest, practical, and efficiently-delineated architecture that enriches its urban or rural context while mitigating its negative impact on the natural ecosystem.

Nicholas Discenza
Architectural Designer

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

Nicholas has over 7 years of working experience in both high-end traditional and energy-efficient contemporary custom residential architecture. Nicholas’ strengths lie in designing context-appropriate massing, proportion, and detailing, with a mastery of digital drafting software and graphic visualization. Nicholas strives for honest, practical, and efficiently-delineated architecture that enriches its urban or rural context while mitigating its negative impact on the natural ecosystem.

 
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.

Mike Mazurkiewicz Architectural Designer BArchSc mike@sustainable.to Mike is interested in rethinking architectural norms with an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability. He completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a focus on Building Science, and foundations in passive housing. He emphasizes that sustainability is at the core of occupant health and comfort, viewing the home as a place in which dreams are cultivated.

Mike Mazurkiewicz
Architectural Designer

BArchSc
mike@sustainable.to

Mike is interested in rethinking architectural norms with an interdisciplinary approach to sustainability. He completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a focus on Building Science, and foundations in passive housing. He emphasizes that sustainability is at the core of occupant health and comfort, viewing the home as a place in which dreams are cultivated.

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.

 
Gregorio Jimenez Architectural Designer BArchSc, PHIUS Passive House Consultant gregorio@sustainable.to Gregorio has a passion for sustainable design and is interested in exploring the tectonic at different scales and building typologies. He recently completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a minor in Building Science and is a PHIUS Passive House Building Consultant.

Gregorio Jimenez
Architectural Designer

BArchSc, PHIUS Passive House Consultant
gregorio@sustainable.to

Gregorio has a passion for sustainable design and is interested in exploring the tectonic at different scales and building typologies. He recently completed his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Ryerson University with a minor in Building Science and is a PHIUS Passive House Building Consultant.

Melissa Nguyen Co-op Student BA, BEDS (in-progress) melissa@sustainable.to Melissa is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Design program at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, with a double major in environmental studies and architectural design. Her interest in sustainable, adaptable, and resilient city development brought her back to Toronto.

Melissa Nguyen
Co-op Student

BA, BEDS (in-progress)
melissa@sustainable.to

Melissa is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Environmental Design program at Dalhousie University in Halifax. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto, with a double major in environmental studies and architectural design. Her interest in sustainable, adaptable, and resilient city development brought her back to Toronto.

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.