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VIKTORS JAUNKALNS VIKTORS JAUNKALNS
VIKTORS JAUNKALNS
DAVID MILLER DAVID MILLER
DAVID MILLER
ROBERT ALLEN ROBERT ALLEN
ROBERT ALLEN
ANDREW FILARSKI ANDREW FILARSKI
ANDREW FILARSKI
TED WATSON TED WATSON
TED WATSON
VIKTORS JAUNKALNS
VIKTORS JAUNKALNS
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vjaunkalns@mjma.ca
Viktors is a founding partner of MJMA, and has helped to establish the firm's projects as internationally recognized models for a new form of hybrid community building, that brings together different user groups under one roof. Viktors has dedicated his career to sport and recreation with a unique expertise in aquatic and arena programming, planning, and design, comparable to few in the industry.
 
Vik's prolific output and contagious enthusiasm has motivated clients, staff and stakeholders alike; over a 30 year span this has fueled his design leadership role overseeing the development of programming, site analysis, and concept design for much of the studio's highly recognized national and international work. Vik is a frequent lecturer at conferences, universities, and public design forums – presenting the work of the firm and the issues associated with the integration of urban design, performance sport, recreation and community programming. He is one of few Canadians participating in the global UIA Sports and Leisure Working Program, promoting the universal development of sports and leisure facilities. His big picture design thinking and relentless focus on issues of urbanity and city building is applied for greater civic use as a sitting member of the Toronto Urban Design Review Panel. 
 
Viktors graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in 1981. He was awarded the Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship to conduct independent research in Switzerland and Italy. He subsequently taught at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture's Rome Program and the Carleton University's Foreign Study Program.
DAVID MILLER
DAVID MILLER
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dmiller@mjma.ca
As a founding partner of MJMA, David has established a body of work defined by design excellence and a commitment to elevating the public realm. Raised and educated on the East Coast with training in Europe, David brings a grounded cross-Atlantic perspective and a European urban design sensibility to the work of MJMA – producing some of Canada’s most innovative multi-use community projects. He has helped to create MJMA's celebrated portfolio of award-winning public buildings that have come to truly represent the social hearts of many communities. David's innate design ability and unique skill in identifying and illuminating essential aspects of a project leads to bold spatial compositions. The work is defined by natural light and exudes a quiet confidence, elevating the overlooked and commonplace.
 
David earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) in 1981. Following graduation he spent a year as the campus design architect before receiving a fellowship from l'Institut National Superieur d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme in Belgium to study urban design with l'Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaine in Brussels, the urban design project group led by Leon Krier and Maurice Culot.
ROBERT ALLEN
ROBERT ALLEN
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rallen@mjma.ca
Robert has led a variety of key public projects at MJMA over the past twenty five years, helping to define the role of community-based buildings in Canada. Robert is a frequent lecturer and exhibiter at Athletic Business, Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), and Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) conferences, with the design comfort and flexibility to navigate between the sports hall and the halls of academia. Within this breadth of experience, Robert's intuitive people skills and common sense approach brings strong leadership and methodical management skills to all projects.
 
Robert is the studio's leading sustainability specialist and strongly advocates for green building principles on every project. Robert authored the article, ‘Sustainable Design of Recreation Facilities’ for the Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine publication, which details best practices for energy and resource conservation and sharing in this challenging building typology. Under his leadership, MJMA recreation projects have paved the way for truly sustainable community building; with the Innisfil Recreation Complex being one of the first LEED certified aquatic sports complexes in Canada.
 
Robert graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He joined MJMA in 1992, and became a partner in 2009.
ANDREW FILARSKI
ANDREW FILARSKI
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With a focus on user satisfaction and quality control, Andrew leads many of MJMA's major projects while also overseeing the studio’s drawing documentation and building specifications efforts. Using his deep knowledge of material composition and richness of detailing he guides the office QA/QC team. In addition to notable recreation and academic projects such as the 2015 Pan American Games Athlete's Village & Cooper Koo Family YMCA and Seneca College Magna Hall Academic & Athletic Centre, Andrew leads the firms's YMCA portfolio – developing multiple projects and establishing specification and procurement standards for the Greater Toronto YMCA. Andrew is MJMA's Aquatic and Refrigeration expert bringing invaluable knowledge and quality control measures to all of MJMA’s multi-use recreation projects. He is able to leverage and share his 30 years of pool and arena expertise, seamlessly integrating complex systems within elegant building configurations.
 
Andrew graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1989 with a Bachelor of Architecture, for which he was awarded the AIA Gold Medal for Academic Achievement. Upon graduation he joined MJMA and became a partner in 2009.
TED WATSON
TED WATSON
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twatson@mjma.ca
Ted has led a broad range of community recreation, residential, and post secondary academic projects – all of which share a consistence recognition for design excellence and high user satisfaction. His design contribution has helped to initiate a new generation of public architecture, which show sympathy for heightening the user experience by engaging the site and neighborhood context, activating the pedestrian realm, and prioritizing sustainable development. With an emphasis on developing bold and simple concepts, Ted's work on multi-use facilities is characterized by the programming the public spaces 'in-between', creating a dynamic ‘Social Heart’ amongst programs and elevating community interaction. Ted brings a mature project delivery pragmatism and warm affability. Working locally and in the U.S., Ted leads work throughout Western Canada and internationally. A frequent lecturer and academic participant, he is the firm’s library specialist and active committee member and presenter with the Ontario Library Association.
 
Raised in Vancouver and educated in Calgary, Ted provides distinctive West Coast design and environmental thoughtfulness to the firm's architectural discourse. Upon graduating Ted received the AIA Gold Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Calgary, a Part 3 Certification from the University College London's Bartlett School of Architecture UK, and is a registered LEED accredited professional.  Ted joined MJMA in 1996, becoming a partner in 2009.