Architecture

Design is an important strategic asset – it affects how people think, feel and act; it reinforces each organization’s unique positioning, values and brand; and, it expresses each client’s unique vision, values and priorities. ZAS’s strategic thinking is the magic that connects them all.

ZAS is a full service architecture, interior design and planning firm that builds high performance environments of lasting value. Our quarter century of success is rooted in a studio culture that emphasizes entrepreneurial energy, accessible project leadership and a thorough understanding of each client’s business. Client loyalty is our performance metric.

ZAS began in 1984 as a Canadian architectural partnership focused on high-quality design supported by expertise in service and management. It has since expanded into a multifaceted consulting organization with a high-profile international clientele.

Canoe Landing Community Recreation Centre & Schools Complex
Toronto, ON

The Canoe Landing project is a highly-anticipated, downtown Toronto complex, formed by the unique partnership of four distinct organizations within a single, innovative 160,000 square foot structure, containing a community centre; Public and Catholic...

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River City Phase 1
Toronto, Canada

River City is a master planned residential development that brings a unique, bold response to a former brownfield site along Toronto’s Don River.  It successfully engages the city, linking a public realm of pedestrian friendly streets and exceptional parks...

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Vaughan Civic Centre Public Resource Library
Vaughan, ON

On the northern outskirts of Toronto, Vaughan Civic Centre is a new administrative campus of municipal buildings within one of Canada’s fasting growing cities.  With the recent completion of the Civic Centre, the next phase of development slated to take...

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Rosemont Five Star Hotel & Residences
Dubai, UAE

Entwining advanced design, digital technology and the natural world, The Rosemont Hotel and Residences Dubai is a first-in-kind, ultra-luxury urban resort destination. Reflecting a modern city where innovative development shapes the destination, the...

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Honda Canada Headquarters Training & Distribution Centre
Markham, Canada

Designed in collaboration with HOK Architects, the new Honda Canada national headquarters 53-acre campus is located along Highway 404 in Markham’s West Development District. The Campus consists of a 138,000sf 4-storey office building, a 85,000sf Service...

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Toronto Pan Am Games Aquatics Centre & Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Toronto, ON

ZAS was one of three short-listed proponents invited to design the Pan American Aquatics Centre, Field House and Canadian Sport Institute Ontario utilizing the Infrastructure Ontario alternative financing procurement model. This facility is a high-performance...

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Toronto Pan Am Games York University Athletics Stadium
Toronto, ON

ZAS was one of three short-listed proponents invited to design the Pan Am Games York University Athletics that will be a 5,000 fixed seat stadium that will be used as the track and field venue for the games and be the home for York U athletics after the...

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River City Neighbourhood Development
Toronto, Canada

The development of this new residential neighbourhood in the West Don Lands precinct of Toronto marks a significant initiative within the City.  As the first new waterfront neighbourhood, our design and development team brought a unique and bold response to...

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Gyptech New Head Office
Burlington, ON

Gypsum Technologies Inc required a new Head Office that would reflect the character of Muskoka.  Our approach to this design challenge was to provide a building that is contextually sensitive to the unique features of the site and its proximity to the...

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Dubai Promenade Marina and Beach Towers
Dubai, UAE

Located at the entrance to the remarkable Dubai Marina, this exceptional Promenade site epitomizes the progressive development changes that are occurring along Dubai’s waterfront.  In an effort to attract outstanding design talent from around the world, an...

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The Hershey Centre
Mississauga, Canada

This $30 M, multi-award winning arenas complex is Mississauga's premier Sports and Entertainment facility, and served as the home venue for the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Ice Dogs.  It is also the flagship component of a high performance sports...

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Wellesley Community Centre
Toronto, Canada

Located on a compact urban site, this $10 M multi-use facility includes a new community centre, public library and daycare, serving the residents of Canada’s highest density per capita neighbourhood.  The 50,000 s.f. facility has become the community’s...

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Billy Bishop Airport Terminal Expansion & Pedestrian Tunnel
Toronto, ON

The new state-of-the-art 260m/853ft pedestrian tunnel connects Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport located on Toronto lsands with Toronto’s mainland, eliminating the need for passengers to take a 90 second ferry ride to reach the main terminal on the island....

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River City Phase 3
Toronto, ON

River City has raised the bar for large-scale residential development in Toronto, encouraging a fresh design direction for architects and developers. Entering pre construction late this summer, phase three is slated to be the most impressive addition to the...

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Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University
Toronto, Canada

The concept design for the Bergeron Centre is fully rooted in the academic mission of the school and translated into a design that is bold, original and iconic.  With a University mandate to create a world-class facility, the building was conceptualized as...

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River City Phase 2
Toronto, ON

River City is a master planned residential development that brings a unique, bold response to a former brownfield site along Toronto’s Don River.  It successfully engages the city, linking a public realm of pedestrian friendly streets and exceptional parks...

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Gore Meadows Community Centre & Library
Brampton, Canada

Located on a 143-acre rural site, the new Gore Meadows Community & Sports Centre is a unique multi-programmed facility containing over 300,000 s.f. for the residents of a rapidly growing multi-cultural district in Brampton.  Inspired by the agricultural...

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Toronto Pan Am Games Milton Velodrome
Milton, ON

ZAS was one of three short-listed proponents invited to design the Pan Am Games Velodrome which will accommodate a homologated tier 1,250 metre UCI compliant cycling track, necessary sport participant amenities as well as approximately fifteen hundred (1,500)...

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Bill Crothers School for Athletics
Markham, Canada

This unique $36M facility addresses the needs of high performance athletes, as well as those students pursuing a life-style regimen based on a healthy, active lifestyle.  The 1800 students attending this 220,000 sf school are supported by extensive athletic...

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Air Canada International Systems Operations Centre
Greater Toronto Area

ZAS provided full design consultant services to design and engineer a new 4 storey building on a green field site. The building houses a critical 24-hour systems operations centre (SOC) as well as general administrative functions, training rooms, meeting...

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Vellore Village Joint-Use Complex
Woodbridge, Canada

This exciting new educational/recreational complex integrates a new secondary school and community centre within a 35-acre district park.  One of the largest projects of its type in Ontario, the complex is designed to maximize the sharing of facilities, yet...

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Edithvale Community Centre
Toronto, Canada

The creation of this new community centre symbolizes a bright era for the residential population it currently serves.  Previously operating from an existing elementary school, the re-development of this site creates a 50,000 s.f. community centre within a...

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Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts/ Bobby Orr Hall of Fame
Parry Sound, Canada

This unique $10M cultural facility combines programs for a new 475-seat concert hall and a sports gallery/entertainment centre highlighting the career of professional hockey star Bobby Orr.  The design evokes cottage imagery and capitalizes on the scenic...

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Burnhamthorpe Branch Library & Cultural Centre
Mississauga, Canada

Designed in 1974 by Raymond Moriyama, the existing building, with its distinguishable sculptural form and multitude of floor and ceiling level changes, is a significant example of Canadian modernism providing a unique combination of library and theatre...

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