Meet the Team
Our group has a long history of leadership, design, and execution of laneway and garden suites in Toronto. As architects, developers, planners, and community leaders, our experience in developing a generative framework for laneway and garden suites make us the ideal team for helping you realize these exciting new housing typologies.
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. In addition to his role at Lanescape, Craig operates an architecture and development practice focused on environmentally-conscious, contextually sensitive residential design. It was during his time on the West coast that laneway housing was conceived as a legitimate concept, allowing Craig to become familiar with the advantages and challenges of this emerging 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.
Architect, Project Manager
Matt leads Lanescape’s design team, collaborating closely with our clients to develop suites that are both functional and architecturally refined. With diverse experience at several award-winning practices, Matt possesses an infectious enthusiasm for urban infill design. Matt holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Architecture from Carleton University, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Medal for academic excellence. His passion for design is especially evident in his previous work with Storefront Manitoba, a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise appreciation of architecture and the built environment.
Intern Architect, Project Manager
Ryan plays a central role in the initial phases of the process as your first point of contact, your guide through our approach, and your resource when making early, big-picture decisions. Ryan holds a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University, where he took on an active role in the creation of a green materials database and the design and construction of an ultra-sustainable housing prototype. He has received several awards including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship, the RAIC Honour Roll, and the grand prize for the international US D.O.E Race to Zero competition in 2017. Ryan ensures our best foot is always forward from your initial inquiry through our final handshake.
Matthew plays a major role in design, coordination and execution of our laneway suite projects through a wholistic design sensibility complimented by technical skill that is invaluable to both our team and our clients. His explorations of midrise residential prototypes and net-zero energy laneway suites have sparked international acclaim, and fuelled a passion for creative problem solving, which he deploys with rigour and enthusiasm on each of our projects. Matthew keeps our permit and construction documents as flawless as our design materials, maintaining our modelling standards and constantly improving our workflows.
Luisa holds a Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University. Her professional experience includes a variety of scales and typologies including multi-use commercial, residential, cultural, and institutional projects across Canada. Luisa plays a key role in our schematic design team, working with our clients to envision their dream suites. Luisa’s keen eye for design and attention to detail ensures we are always putting forth refined design solutions that not only meet, but exceed all expectations.
Kenan manages Lanescape’s project planning and preliminary design phases in addition to community outreach efforts and video media production. Kenan earned his Bachelor of Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University and his professional experience ranges from the construction and renovation of detached homes to the design of townhouses and mid-rise developments. Kenan has a passion for blurring the traditional boundaries of urban planning, architecture and digital media.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University where she developed a passion for contextually sensitive and environmentally-conscious residential design. As a core member of our design development team, Sarah creatively applies her knowledge of sustainable building strategies and detailing techniques to effortlessly resolve complex construction conditions. She effectively marries vision, context, and execution to ensure our final product is equally as elegant in reality as it is on paper. Sarah’s professional experience demonstrates her passion for navigating the residential typology, ranging from townhome developments to high-rise condominiums. At Lanescape, she applies this diverse perspective as a proponent and pioneer of a new housing alternative for our city.
Ron holds a Master of Architecture from McGill University and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo. He brings with him a broad range of professional experience having worked on multiple typologies from large institutional to small commercial and residential projects in Toronto, New York, and Hong Kong. Ron is passionate about architecture that serves people through everyday life; highlighting charm, not only in design, but in the experiences it supports.
Holly is currently a Co-op student studying Architectural Science at Toronto Metropolitan University. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she has developed a keen interest for small residential typologies and the potential for innovative and impactful design within our urban context. Holly approaches each project with curiosity and invokes critical problem solving throughout the design process. Holly actively contributes to our project development with her refined skills in digital modeling and visualization coupled with her experience in academic research and real-estate administration.
Samuel is a Co-operative education student pursuing a Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the University of Waterloo. Through awareness of societal demands and an attention to the goals and desires of both the collective and the individual, he strives to produce practical and dynamic design solutions. Samuel believes in success through collaboration, valuing an interdisciplinary approach in pursuit of establishing and exceeding project goals. He believes everyone should have easy access to somewhere they can call home and is passionate about tackling the housing crisis in Toronto, and Ontario at large with an emphasis on creating accessible living solutions for diverse family scenarios. With professional experience ranging from the office to the construction site, Samuel brings a broad range of skills to our design development team.
Paolo’s passions lay in innovative detail-oriented architecture, heritage conservation and urban design. As an undergraduate student at Toronto Metropolitan University, Paolo explored unique housing typologies in Europe, complimenting his knowledge of urban design with an enthusiasm for innovative construction processes and techniques. Since graduating, his professional experience has centered on the design of single-family dwellings. With his thorough knowledge of construction detailing, processes and materiality, Paolo is a key member of our production team responsible for preparing materials for zoning review, permit applications, and tender/construction documentation.
Bruna leads our finance and accounting operations with finesse. She has built a reputation for enhancing the performance of finance departments in the construction and design sector with previous experience in Brazil and Australia. Bruna specializes in working with cross-functional teams in the service industry, complimenting her finance management skills with high quality client service. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from SENAC University (Brazil), a Master’s Degree in Health and Safety Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo, and a Master’s Degree in Business and Accounting from Victoria University (Australia). Bruna backstops our team’s creative skill with administrative prowess that ensures we never miss a deadline and our clients are always well informed.