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.
Director of Construction
Joe Camilleri is the Director of Construction at Lanescape, overseeing all aspects of the construction process from initial design to project completion. With over 20 years of experience and an established track record of success, Joe delivers projects driven by thoughtful design and value. He is a motivated and hands-on leader that engages with collaborators with enthusiasm and care, delivering projects of the highest quality and in a timely manner.
Assistant Project Manager, Construction
Khadija’s early fascination with residential design served as the catalyst for her pursuing a formal education in Architectural Technology. Through her studies and work experiences, Khadija has cultivated a deep understanding of project management in the design and construction industry. From coordinating with contractors and suppliers to ensuring adherence to timelines and budgets, Khadija’s meticulous approach and attention to detail have consistently resulted in successful project outcomes. Her background in managing projects of various scales will prove invaluable in navigating the complexities of Lanescape’s undertakings.
Site Superintendent, Construction
With degrees in both Civil Engineering and Construction Management, Yousif began his career in Dubai supervising the construction of residential high-rise buildings, dwellings, and hospitals. Transitioning to a hands-on role, Yousif later worked as a carpenter, specializing in rough framing and finish trim works. His projects spanned from cottages to high-end custom homes, providing him with an expertise and understanding of construction. Now, Yousif has returned to a managerial position with Lanescape, combining his technical knowledge and practical experience.
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.
Kate oversees Lanescape’s project planning and preliminary design phases in addition to outreach efforts through marketing management. Kate is an Architectural Technologist with a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University. She is a key member of our team with a broad range of experience in commercial and residential projects across Canada. Using her breadth of design experience and interpersonal skills, she collaborates well with clients and co-consultants alike – creating elegant and functional spaces.
Architectural Designer and Contract Administration Manager
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.
Armando’s strengths in design development stem from his early hands-on experience in the trades where he developed an interest for the technical side of the profession. He holds a bachelor of Architectural Science from the Toronto Metropolitan University and has professional experience working with different design manufacturing companies within the construction industry. Armando strives to bridge the gap between design and construction by applying his knowledge in detailing principles and coordination to maximize the quality of comfort and aesthetics in our built world. He strongly believes in the importance of infill housing in Toronto and surrounding areas and is passionate about the movement that is arising as a result.
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.
Junior Architectural Designer
Heba is a co-op student currently completing her bachelor’s degree in architectural science at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). Heba has an interest in craft and construction technology, which she has explored throughout her education and through her experiences in fabrication and manufacturing. She also has professional experience working on large-scale commercial and multiple-residential projects. Heba is always learning about architecture in the city through community outreach work like tours, research, and youth outreach. On a daily basis, Heba seeks out opportunities to create playful spaces and connect with people from all walks of life.
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.