About TEEPLE Architects

Teeple Architects is recognized for executing technically advanced projects of exceptional quality that are conceptually and practically rooted in the specific needs and aspirations of each client. We are committed to responding creatively and effectively to each program, site, context and budget. We are inspired to find innovative and appropriate solutions for each new project.

LEADERS IN SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

Teeple Architects has been recognized with awards for design excellence and sustainability on the local, provincial, national and international levels. These honours include 6 Governor General’s Medals for Architecture (Canada’s highest architectural honour), 8 Canadian Architect Awards, 15 awards from the Ontario Association of Architects, 13 urban design awards and many others. Our leadership in the field of sustainable design has earned 3 Canadian Green Building (formerly SAB) Awards, the international Holcim Award for Sustainable Design and we have more than 23 LEED® projects completed or under construction.

Culture and Values

The ideals of sustainable practice reach beyond the sphere of responsible practice and should inform the conceptual essence of each work of architecture. We see sustainable design as a provocation for rethinking the art of architecture. In our work, environmentally conscious design has become integral to the formulation of architectural ideas and to the spatial experience embodied in each completed project.

Technical Expertise and Design Excellence

Our technical expertise is far-reaching, with a deep knowledge of industry construction standards and a thorough awareness of the most current building technologies. Particular emphasis is placed on energy-efficient design and durable buildings.

Working with You

Integral to our design methodology is working collaboratively with our clients and consultants through a professionally facilitated Integrated Design Process. Together, we develop a shared vision for the project that successfully incorporates the concerns of all parties while achieving an exceptional level of design excellence.

Leadership in Sustainable Design

As pioneers in sustainable architectural practices, Teeple Architects strives to incorporate "green" initiatives into all of our projects through such innovative technologies as passive cooling and lighting, complex energy modelling, geothermal energy, water efficiency, adaptive reuse and sustainable landscape design. Working as a team with our consultants and clients, we establish the priorities and develop practical strategies for sustainability that offer the greatest long-term value for the client.

Meet The Team

Teeple Architects is an award‐winning architectural firm with a staff of 30 full‐time employees. We are a diverse, dedicated, talented and experienced group of individuals with three partners, four associates, architects, intern architects, LEED Accredited Professionals, CAD technologists and diligent support staff.

Each of the partners of the firm—Stephen Teeple, Chris Radigan, and Martin Baron—has over 25 years of experience building exceptional architectural projects locally, nationally, and internationally.

LEADERShip

Stephen Teeple
Principal

Chris Radigan
Partner

Martin Baron
Partner

Richard Lai
Senior Associate

Bernard Jin
Senior Associate

Myles Craig
Senior Associate

Christian Joakim
Associate

Tomer Diamant
Associate

Shamen

the team

 
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Marketing
Administration

We imagined a space that is playful, has a sense of energy, is forward looking and that inspires, all while protecting quiet spaces for reflection and study and delivering a dynamic and responsive space to the community. Teeple Architects were attuned to the experience we articulated and expressed it in their architectural design. THE RESULT IS PURE MAGIC.
Alannah d’Ailly, Manager, Circulation Services, Waterloo Public Library

Teeple’s design process focuses, from the beginning, on establishing a dialogue between designers, clients and consultants. They worked diligently to understand and incorporate Langara’s wishes into their design, eventually producing a design which reflected both our needs and architectural vision.
Deanna Douglas, Busar, Langara College, Vancouver

Having years of experience working in a post secondary environment, Teeple Architects were able to successfully plan and think through the entire process from concept to completion, bringing our project in on time and on budget. Their insight and knowledge actually made the entire process very enjoyable.
Ralph April, Associate Vice President Facilities, Durham College, Oshawa

The team worked together seamlessly to create a building that addressed all of our needs within an exceptional and innovative design. The building respects its surroundings and creates interior and exterior, formal and informal learning spaces. Their profound understanding of complex academic programs, campus planning and technical building systems has resulted in excellent projects.
George Qubty, Director, Facilities Engineering, Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services, University of Western Ontario, London

The public has been astonished by the honesty and openness of the new facility. They have found the architecture to be accessible, receptive, and engaging while at the same time being inspired by a new understanding of the significance, dignity, and value of the work of the organization that the facility frames and demonstrates.
Robert Steven, Culture and Heritage Manager, Art Gallery of Grande Prairie, Alberta

Along with his attention to detail, Teeple’s Scarpa-esque articulation of materiality often brings a palpable beauty to the work – reminding us that the intrinsic nature of the physical material is the generative source of the work. Like a sculptor, he works the materials directly and intimately revealing his commitment to an authenticity in the material qualities that more broadly points to the importance of an authenticity in all architecture.
Thom Mayne, Founder and Design Director, Morphosis, Los Angeles

OUR MAJOR CLIENTS

Selected Awards

AIA

2002 Graduate Residence, U of T California Council Award
1998 Graduate Residence, U of T Los Angeles Next Award

Archdaily

2011 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Building of the Year Award 2010

Architizer A+ Awards

2013 Stephen Hawking Centre Special Mention

AZ Award

2012 Stephen Hawking Centre Finalist
2011 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development People’s Choice Award

CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Innovation in LEED Award

2014 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development
2013 Sherbourne Common Pavilion

Canadian Architect Award

2009 Sherbourne Commons Pavilion Award of Merit
2007 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Award of Excellence

2005 Langara Library and Classroom Building Award of Excellence
2003 New Academic Science Complex, Trent University Award of Merit
1998 Graduate Residence, U of T Award of Merit
1997 ESE Building, University of Waterloo (CEIT) Award of Excellence
1996 College of Physical & Engineering Science (CPES), University of Guelph Award of Excellence
1992 Port Credit Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Award of Excellence

Canadian Design-Build Institute Award

2013 Robert C. Gillett Student Commons Award of Excellence

Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Design Competition

2013 Cossette Liberty Village
2005 St Joseph Media

Canadian Wood Council

1998 Squirrel’s Nest Childcare Centre Wood Design Honour Award

More Awards

Selected Awards

AIA

2002 Graduate Residence, U of T California Council Award
1998 Graduate Residence, U of T Los Angeles Next Award

Archdaily

2011 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Building of the Year Award 2010

Architizer A+ Awards

2013 Stephen Hawking Centre Special Mention

AZ Award

2012 Stephen Hawking Centre Finalist
2011 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development People’s Choice Award

CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter Innovation in LEED Award

2014 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development
2013 Sherbourne Common Pavilion

Canadian Architect Award

2009 Sherbourne Commons Pavilion Award of Merit
2007 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Award of Excellence
2005 Langara Library and Classroom Building Award of Excellence
2003 New Academic Science Complex, Trent University Award of Merit
1998 Graduate Residence, U of T Award of Merit
1997 ESE Building, University of Waterloo (CEIT) Award of Excellence
1996 College of Physical & Engineering Science (CPES), University of Guelph Award of Excellence
1992 Port Credit Lawn Bowling Clubhouse Award of Excellence

Canadian Design-Build Institute Award

2013 Robert C. Gillett Student Commons Award of Excellence

Canadian Interiors Best of Canada Design Competition

2013 Cossette Liberty Village
2005 St Joseph Media

Canadian Wood Council

1998 Squirrel’s Nest Childcare Centre Wood Design Honour Award

City of Cambridge Urban Design Award

2003 Preston Branch Library

City of Mississauga Urban Design Award

2009 The Plastic Surgery Clinic Award of Excellence
1997 Mississauga Sailing Club

City of North York Urban Design Award

1997 Glen Long Community Centre

City of Oshawa Urban Design Award

2012 Durham College Student Services Centre

City of Ottawa Urban Design Award

2013 Robert C. Gillett Student Commons

City of Scarborough Urban Design Award

1996 Squirrel’s Nest Childcare Centre

City of Toronto Urban Design Award

2013 Sherbourne Common Park Award of Merit
2013 Linea Bayview Townhomes Award of Merit
2011 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Award of Excellence
2011 Sherbourne Common Pavilion Honourable Mention
2003 Eatonville Public Library
2000 Eglinton Spectrum Public School Honourable Mention

Design Competitions

1999 Honour Court and Entrance Gate Competition First Prize
1990 Railway Underpass Competition Finalist
1989 Kitchener City Hall Competition Finalist
1986 Tridel Polo Club Competition Honourable Mention
1985 Toronto Waterfront Park Competition Honourable Mention
1984 Montreal Fountains Competition Third Prize
1983 Mississauga City Hall Competition First Prize (with J&K)
1981 Edmonton City Hall Competition Second Prize (MKA)

Design Exchange Award

2010 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Gold Standing
2010 Langara College LSU Placed
2007 Pachter Residence Award - Residential
2007 St. Joseph Media Award - Commercial
2006 Pachter Residence Award - Residential

 

2006 St. Joseph Media Award - Honourable Mention
2006 St. Joseph Media Interior Design – Commercial (in association with Superkül)
2005 Early Learning Centre UofT Award - Bronze
2005 Heathdale House Award - Bronze - Honorable Mention

Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

2014 60 Richmond East Housing Co-operative
2008 Chemical Sciences Building, Trent University
2008 Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
2002 College of Physical & Engineering Science (CPES), University of Guelph
1997 Burt C. Matthews Hall Addition, University of Waterloo
1994 Trent University Childcare Centre

Grand Valley Construction Association

Beausoleil First Nation Community Centre 2008 Award of Excellence
2008 Niagara Region Office Building Addition Award of Excellence

Hamilton Society of Architects

1992 Sackville Hill Seniors’ Recreation Centre Leather Medal

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America Award

2012 Stephen Hawking Centre Toronto Section

International Holcim Awards

2005 Langara Library and Classroom Building Awards Acknowledgement - North America

Metal Construction Magazine Award

2012 Stephen Hawking Centre

Ontario Association of Architects Award

2015 Port Hope House Architectural Excellence Award - Honourable Mention
2014 County of Simcoe Administration Centre Design Excellence Award
2012 Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Design Excellence Award
2012 Stephen Hawking Centre Design Excellence Award
2010 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development Design Excellence Award
2008 Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church Design Excellence Award
2007 Pachter Residence Design Excellence Award
2006 Chemical Science Building, Trent University Architectural Excellence Award - Honourable Mention
2002 Eatonville Public Library Architectural Excellence Award - Honourable Mention
2002 Graduate House, U of T Architectural Excellence Award
2001 Honour Court and Welcome Entrance, York University Architectural Excellence Award
1997 Burt C. Matthews Hall Addition, University of Waterloo Architectural Excellence Award
1994 Trent University Childcare Centre Architectural Excellence Award
2007 Pachter Residence Michael & Wanda Plachta Award for Architectural Excellence
2001 Honour Court and Welcome Entrance, York University Michael & Wanda Plachta Award for Architectural Excellence
1994 Trent University Childcare Centre Michael & Wanda Plachta Award for Architectural Excellence

Ontario Concrete Award

2012 Stephen Hawking Centre
2011 Honour Court and Welcome Entrance, York University

Ontario Library Association Award

2004 Ajax Central Library Award (Best New Public Library Building)
2004 Preston Branch Library Award (Best Renovation of a Public Library)
2013 John M. Harper Branch Library & Stork Family YMCA Award (New Library)

P/A (Progressive Architecture) Award

1999 Graduate Residence, U of T

Prairie Design Award

2010 Montrose Cultural Centre

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal

2013 Awarded to Stephen Teeple for outstanding contribution to Canadian Culture and service to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

SAB (Sustainable Architecture & Building) Award

2013 County of Simcoe Administration Centre
2010 60 Richmond St. E Housing Development
2008 Langara College Library + Classroom Building

Wood Works! Award

2005 Heathdale House Design Award
2005 Teeple Architects Inc. Building the Future Architect Award