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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

WZMH Architects / July 2018  - Present

Associate, Senior Designer

ABBARCH Architecture / June 2016 - July 2018 

Hired to lead the design initiatives in the Toronto office, working closely with the Principals and Marketing while supporting design projects in our Vancouver office

dkstudio architects inc / Apr 2014 – May 2016 / Director

GLOW restaurant re-design / Las Vegas Hotel Complex / Durham Live Master Mixed-Use Master Plan + Design / Guam Greyhound Mixed-Use Master Plan + Design / Treehouse Urban Townhomes, AOR / Luxury retailers Prada, CHANEL, Wolfords / Custom home renovations

DIALOG (formerly Cohos Evamy) / Apr 2008 – Mar 2014 / Associate

Commerce Court redevelopment (invited design competition) / Explorer Hotel expansion, Yellowknife / Barber Mill Hotel complex, Georgetown / Sherway Gardens expansion / Cedarbrae Mall revitalization / RBC Design Standards + Retail by Design / Design support for Creative Services with numerous proposals/ PenEquity Centrum redevelopments throughout Ontario

NORR Architects / Aug 2007 – Apr 2008 / Design Architect

Hamilton City Hall renovations / Union Station redevelopment

PELLOW + ASSOCIATES Architects / Feb 2005 – Aug 2007 / Associate

Shops at Don Mills Planning / Faubourg Boisbriand outdoor lifestyle centre, Ste. Therese PQ / Conestoga Mall redevelopment, Waterloo / New HBC Bay store prototype, Waterloo / Old Navy prototype, Waterloo / Mapleview Centre, Burlington

YOUNG + WRIGHT Architects / Aug 1999 – Feb 2005 / Associate

State Farm Canadian Head Office / U of Guelph New Science Complex / Motorola Canadian Head Office / various CIBC branches / AMC cinemas / Peace Bridge Plaza

ADAMSON Associates Architects / Aug 1997 – Aug 1999 / Intern Architect

Office towers (Kolter Properties) / Polus Centre Mall, Bratislava

DIAMOND + SCHMITT Architects / Sep 1995 – Aug 1997 / Intern Architect

U of T Grad House / Baycrest seniors residence addition

REM KOOLHAAS / May 1994 – Sep 1995 / Designer / illustrator

New project illustrations for OMA Book: SMLXL

BRUCE MAU DESIGN / May 1994 – Sep 1995 / Designer / illustrator

AGO OH! CANADA exhibition / Frank Gehry book

MONTGOMERY + SISAM Architects / 1989 + 1991 Co-op / Student architect

Belmont House seniors residence / RBC retrofits

ROBBIE YOUNG+ WRIGHT Architects / 1988 Co-op / student architect

MTO Headquarters / Queen’s University bioscience 

CANADA SAFEWAY FOODS:

Design + Construction dept. - renovations, new builds in Ontario

 

EDUCATION

University of Waterloo                           Sep 1990 - Aug 1992             B.Arch                    

University of Waterloo                           Sep 1986 - Dec 1990             BES                       

Ryerson Polytechnic Institute              Jan 1982 - Dec 1983              Arch Tech Cert        

 

MEMBERSHIPS

OAA Ontario Association of Architects

AIBC Architectural Institute of British Columbia

RAIC Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

TSA Toronto Society of Architects (former member of Executive)

 

SKILLS

Idea generation / client engagement / visualization / hand sketching + drawing / model building / construction detailing / AutoCAD / consultant management / retail design / working knowledge of OBC / considered mentor / project architect / strong interpersonal skills / team player / excellent organization and time management skills / adept + fair critic / strong communication skills - oral and written and graphic / excellent presentation skills / in-depth research abilities / adept at full Adobe CS6 suite + MS Office / photography / hand rendering /  digital rendering /

COMMUNITY         

Mentor: Active mentor with the OAA and ongoing within numerous office cultures

Drawing instruction + lecturer: Generate drawing / sketch classes with firms where I have been employed

Jane’s Walk: Creator and leader of a Jane’s Walk 2012-2014

Master Planner: Withrow Avenue Public School annual Fun Fair

 

Paul Backewich Architect

Architecture, Design & Illustration

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