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. 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. 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 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 is just that place.”

  Kelsey Saunders  Building Scientist  MBSc, LEED AP  kelsey@sustainable.to   Kelsey achieved her Master of Building Science from Ryerson University and has a bachelor’s degree in architecture. After growing up in cottage country, Kelsey made the conscious decision to move away from the lakes and trees and commit to building a career in Toronto. The city is where she continues to make the greatest impact in environmental and social sustainability in both her personal and professional life, ensuring that her office is always pushing for higher targets. Kelsey believes that the key to any successful project is an integrative team with a range of knowledge and expertise.

Kelsey Saunders
Building Scientist

MBSc, LEED AP
kelsey@sustainable.to

Kelsey achieved her Master of Building Science from Ryerson University and has a bachelor’s degree in architecture. After growing up in cottage country, Kelsey made the conscious decision to move away from the lakes and trees and commit to building a career in Toronto. The city is where she continues to make the greatest impact in environmental and social sustainability in both her personal and professional life, ensuring that her office is always pushing for higher targets. Kelsey believes that the key to any successful project is an integrative team with a range of knowledge and expertise.

 
  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   Nicholas is an Architectural Designer at Sustainable with a decade of professional experience in custom residential architecture.  Since graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science, Nicholas has worked on projects ranging from high-end traditional to energy-efficient contemporary. Placing value on practical,  honest , and well-built architecture that enriches its context, Nicholas' work with Sustainable prioritizes passive design strategies over active technology to achieve energy savings and improve occupant comfort, while selecting natural, durable, and healthy materials to deliver simple and sustainable design solutions.

Nicholas Discenza
Architectural Designer

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

Nicholas is an Architectural Designer at Sustainable with a decade of professional experience in custom residential architecture.  Since graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science, Nicholas has worked on projects ranging from high-end traditional to energy-efficient contemporary. Placing value on practical,  honest , and well-built architecture that enriches its context, Nicholas' work with Sustainable prioritizes passive design strategies over active technology to achieve energy savings and improve occupant comfort, while selecting natural, durable, and healthy materials to deliver simple and sustainable design solutions.

  Joel Gilbert Anderson  Environmental Designer  BDes  joel@sustainable.to   After graduating from OCAD University, Joel fled the suburbs in search of walkable neighbourhoods and locally roasted coffee. With a broad range of experiences in technology, customer service, and teaching, Joel brings his hands-on approach to learning into each project. He believes diversity informs us everyday, and that, like architecture, we must continue to adapt to the context within which we find ourselves.

Joel Gilbert Anderson
Environmental Designer

BDes
joel@sustainable.to

After graduating from OCAD University, Joel fled the suburbs in search of walkable neighbourhoods and locally roasted coffee. With a broad range of experiences in technology, customer service, and teaching, Joel brings his hands-on approach to learning into each project. He believes diversity informs us everyday, and that, like architecture, we must continue to adapt to the context within which we find ourselves.

 
  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.

  Pearl Chan  Intern Architect  MArch  pearl@sustainable.to   Pearl received her Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2017. Her experiences with non-profit architectural organizations prompted her to find different ways of doing architecture. She's happy to be part of Sustainable to further her experiences in discovering and learn more about what does sustainable practices can do for the greater community as a whole.

Pearl Chan
Intern Architect

MArch
pearl@sustainable.to

Pearl received her Master of Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2017. Her experiences with non-profit architectural organizations prompted her to find different ways of doing architecture. She's happy to be part of Sustainable to further her experiences in discovering and learn more about what does sustainable practices can do for the greater community as a whole.

 
  Karen Rankin  Number Cruncher  BES  karen@sustainable.to   Karen brings to Sustainable 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 Sustainable 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.

  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 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 was a perfect fit.

  Kathleen Narbonne  Building Scientist  BArchSc, LEED Green Associate, Certified Passive House Consultant  kathleen@sustainable.to   Kathleen has a blended background of architectural design and building science that provides a holistic understanding of construction. Driven by environmental concerns, she completed a Masters degree in Sustainability and Adaptation of the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology. She believes that sustainability is a lifestyle and strives to integrate this into every aspect of living.

Kathleen Narbonne
Building Scientist

BArchSc, LEED Green Associate,
Certified Passive House Consultant
kathleen@sustainable.to

Kathleen has a blended background of architectural design and building science that provides a holistic understanding of construction. Driven by environmental concerns, she completed a Masters degree in Sustainability and Adaptation of the Built Environment at the Centre for Alternative Technology. She believes that sustainability is a lifestyle and strives to integrate this into every aspect of living.

 
  Sarah Reid  Student Intern   sarah@sustainable.to   After completing her BA at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sarah began architecture school at Dalhousie University and is currently completing her undergrad. Sarah plans to explore her interests of holistic sustainable design and adaptive re-use as she undergoes a work-term at Sustainable.

Sarah Reid
Student Intern

sarah@sustainable.to

After completing her BA at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Sarah began architecture school at Dalhousie University and is currently completing her undergrad. Sarah plans to explore her interests of holistic sustainable design and adaptive re-use as she undergoes a work-term at Sustainable.

  Mike Mazurkiewicz  Architectural Designer  BArchSc  mike@sustainable.to   Mike began his architectural career after cooking in some of Toronto’s most innovative kitchens - an experience which reinforces his understanding of the human appetite for quality and our global dependence on ecological systems. While at Sustainable, he has led and contributed to high-performance projects ranging in scale from a boutique Niagara winery to Toronto’s Egale Centre. In 2018 he presented work at the OAA Annual Conference. Mike is presently completing his Master of Architecture at Ryerson University with an interest in rethinking material systems and the poetics of reutilization.

Mike Mazurkiewicz
Architectural Designer

BArchSc
mike@sustainable.to

Mike began his architectural career after cooking in some of Toronto’s most innovative kitchens - an experience which reinforces his understanding of the human appetite for quality and our global dependence on ecological systems. While at Sustainable, he has led and contributed to high-performance projects ranging in scale from a boutique Niagara winery to Toronto’s Egale Centre. In 2018 he presented work at the OAA Annual Conference. Mike is presently completing his Master of Architecture at Ryerson University with an interest in rethinking material systems and the poetics of reutilization.

  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.

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

  Moose  Guard Dog  Skeptical Moose ensures that the mailmen behave. He is 46 lbs of unmatched, ‘faux' intimidation.

Moose
Guard Dog

Skeptical Moose ensures that the mailmen behave. He is 46 lbs of unmatched, ‘faux' intimidation.