Meet the Team
Our group has a long history of leadership, design, and execution of laneway houses in Toronto. As architects, developers, planners, and community leaders, our experience in developing a generative framework for laneway suites make us the ideal team for realizing this exciting new housing typology.
Co-Founder, Entrepreneur, Developer
As an undergraduate student, Alex studied business with a major in real estate and housing. His education and career experience developing residential and commercial real estate has enhanced his knowledge of urban economics and the impact of regulation on land uses, both of which play a critical role in the development of cities.
In addition to his role at Lanescape, Alex is a real estate developer and founder of a luxury shared office co-working company.
Andrew began his career working as a planner in the private sector, and for the Committee of Adjustment at the City of Toronto. His initiatives have sought to advance design quality, product innovation and in doing so, creatively test the real estate market in Toronto.
Andrew is a private residential developer in Toronto, and Chair of the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPFP), an independent partner organization of the City of Toronto’s Parks, Forestry, and Recreation division. The TPFP is developing and implementing program initiatives with assistance and funding from Toronto City Council.
Craig’s design process focuses on environmental and contextual sensitivity. His skill in crafting buildings that fit sensitively into their surroundings has engendered a passion for laneway development. His career has been enriched by practice in both Italy and Portland. It was during his time on the West coast that laneway housing was conceived as a legitimate housing concept, allowing Craig to become intimately familiar with the advantages and challenges of this emerging housing typology.
In addition to his role at Lanescape, Craig operates an architecture and development practice focused on environmentally-conscious, contextually sensitive residential design.
Drawing from ten years experience in architectural design and construction, Tony imparts his diverse skill-set on virtually all facets of our operations. Tony’s passion for laneway development began with his award-winning research on high-performance affordable housing as a graduate student at Ryerson University. Since completing his studies, Tony’s professional experience has centered on the design and construction of unique residential solutions with a passion for navigating the challenges and opportunities of creative urban infill development.
Through his technical knowledge of construction detailing and materiality, Tony leads our project implementation with a focus on bridging the gap between design and construction through a mutually informative approach.
Matthew’s specialized expertise and passion for innovative residential design, ecological sensitivity, and high-performance construction is key to the overarching philosophy of our practice. His explorations of mid-rise residential prototypes and net-zero energy laneway suites have sparked international acclaim, and fueled a pursuit of creative problem solving, which he deploys with rigour and enthusiasm on each of our projects.
Matthew plays a major role in design, coordination and execution of our laneway suite projects through a holistic design sensibility complimented by technical skill that is invaluable to both our team and our clients.
Zeenah is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Department of Architectural Science, where she developed a fond relationship with small-scale design and construction, while exploring new urban residential typologies. Zeenah’s passion for sustainable residential design and responsible urban intensification is fundamental to the Lanescape team as she continues to challenge the status-quo of what “housing” means in our city. Zeenah employs a refreshing approach to creative problem-solving while seeking to blur the traditional boundaries of urban planning and architecture.
Zeenah’s keen eye for visual graphics, knowledge of topical technology and holistic design sensibility make her a key component of our practice as we continue to push the envelope.