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TIMOTHY BELANGER
CHRIS BURBIDGE CHRIS BURBIDGE
CHRIS BURBIDGE
OLGA PUSHKAR OLGA PUSHKAR
OLGA PUSHKAR
MARC DOWNING MARC DOWNING
MARC DOWNING
DAN KRONBY DAN KRONBY
DAN KRONBY
AARON LETKI AARON LETKI
AARON LETKI
TIMOTHY BELANGER
TIMOTHY BELANGER
RGD SEGD
tbelanger@mjma.ca
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Timothy is the studio’s Director of Marketing and Visual Communications as well as its Lead Graphic Designer. Tim's innate strategic thinking helps him to orchestrate highly crafted approaches to client and project opportunities, and develop marketing and business initiatives. Timothy has been instrumental in raising the firm’s profile in the industry through branding strategies, conferences and speaking engagements, promotional activities, presence in publications and media, success in national and international award programs, and advancement in new project types and sectors. As MJMA’s lead Graphic Designer, his focus is on the development of signage and wayfinding programs that reinforce each client’s unique brand and vision while complimenting the architectural design solution. Timothy is fluent in all accessbility standards and guidelines for signage and wayfinding and promotes design for inclusivity.
 
After graduating in Graphic Design in 2003, Timothy’s immersion in the architectural and interiors work environment allows him to maximize the synergy between graphics, architecture, and interior design. Building on the belief that graphic elements and signage should compliment and strengthen the architectural expression, Timothy’s approach to integrated design of graphics is influenced by the building program while leveraging elements of visual interest to the advantage of the built environment.
CHRIS BURBIDGE
CHRIS BURBIDGE
OAA
cburbidge@mjma.ca
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Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2000, and joined MJMA in 2007 after several years with Montgomery Sisam Architects where he gained experience in educational, institutional and wellness projects. One of the most notable was Greenwood College School, a private education facility, which incorporated 45,000 sf of various teaching venues, administration areas, a climbing wall, and a full-size gymnasium on a half-acre site in downtown Toronto. Greenwood received an Impact on Education Award for innovation in design from the Council of Education Facility Planners.
 
Chris has continued his focus within both the educational and wellness sectors since being at MJMA. He has been project architect for many MJMA community centre projects, including leading both the Malton and Clarkson Community Centre Pool projects simultaneously for the City of Mississauga, on a fast–track schedule to meet the Federal Infrastructure Stimulus funding deadline. He has also been project architect for several notable MJMA school projects as well, including the Centennial College Asthonbee Campus Renewal, Centennial College’s new Downsview Park Aerospace Campus, and the University of Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre – all of which have a diverse program mix and integrate spaces for social interaction on campus.
OLGA PUSHKAR
OLGA PUSHKAR
OAA RAIC OBEC BSSO
opushkar@mjma.ca
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Olga’s design career is highlighted by award-winning projects completed at some of Canada’s most reputable architecture firms. At Ian MacDonald Architect, Olga focused on legible and site-specific architectural solutions. This comprehensive experience early in her career on smaller projects allowed her to develop rigorous design and detailing skills, easily translated to larger community buildings. Bookended by tenures at Shim Sutcliffe and KPMB Architects, from 2002-2009 Olga was involved as project architect or team leader in the detail design, coordination and execution for various scaled projects that have reached international recognition, including 6 Governor General Award winning projects.
 
Since joining MJMA in 2009, Olga has been involved in a broad range of community recreation projects. She continues to bring thoughtful project-specific design solutions with responsive site strategies, spatial richness and carefully articulated materials to her projects. Furthermore, Olga’s design strength is rounded out by a global perspective and continued advocacy for local issues through her involvement with non-profit organizations: participating on international teams with Habitat for Humanity building homes in Central America, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan; and volunteering at local missions, reaching out to the under-served and marginalized in the City. Currently, Olga is project architect for MJMA’s most ambitious project to-date, the $85M Moss Park Revitalization project.
MARC DOWNING
MARC DOWNING
OAA LEED AP
mdowning@mjma.ca
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Marc has a broad range of experience in all facets of project design and management for community based and recreation projects. Upon graduation from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 1996, Marc worked at Teeple Architects, focusing on institutional and public projects, and then at Philip Beesley Architect, concentrating on community work and housing. When Marc moved to Shore Tilbe Irwin and Partners in 2001, his focus shifted more exclusively to the design of community and recreation work. Since joining MJMA in 2005, Marc has become a core member of the community and recreation design team. His projects are typically part of a larger public precinct, forming relationships to existing buildings at the civic scale. His work is rooted in the idea that assembly space is always malleable; the challenges of multiple program types necessitate hybrid, multi-use design solutions. Marc is currently project architect for the Metro Sports Facility in Christchurch, New Zealand, a $200M multi-use community recreation centre; the first public civic project part of the city-rebuilding program since the 2011 earthquakes.
DAN KRONBY
DAN KRONBY
OAA LEED AP
dkronby@mjma.ca
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Dan is a thoughtful architect who brings methodical project management skills and a deep understanding of recreation architecture. Educated on the East Coast, where buildings are firmly rooted in place, Dan advocates for placemaking and for connection of a building to its site and broader community context. His commitment to community-based, site-specific architecture has resulted in numerous project awards. Dan has been a key design team member for the firm’s development of the multi-use recreation project type that combines overlapping programs and unique user combinations as dynamic community hubs. He has gained extensive knowledge and expertise in this hybrid community project type with his last 4 projects combining arena, aquatics, fitness, wellness and sports programs, and many involving branch library components.
AARON LETKI
AARON LETKI
OAA LEED AP
aletki@mjma.ca
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Aaron graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2000 and has focused his career on public, cultural, and institutional work. He excels at detail-oriented designs that carefully craft both design and technical innovation. Aaron has established an expertise in all facets of architectural production, from initial conceptual design, through to the completion of contract documents and drawings, field review, and administration. Aaron has been project architect for 2 of MJMA’s largest projects to come through the studio, the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre / Edmonton Eskimo’s Field House and the University of Toronto Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.
 
Prior to joining MJMA, Aaron developed his technical and high-calibre design repertoire at the design boutique firm, Superk├╝l, and with one of Canada’s largest and leading architecture practices, KPMB Architects, working on projects of national and international significance.