Moshe Safdie and his eponymous architectural firm continue to create some of the most eye-catching and architecturally spirited buildings in the world. In this country, he has designed several of our best-known buildings, including the National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Library Square, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Habitat '67 and the newly updated Terminal 1 at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. According to a recent CBC profile on Safdie, "millions of Canadians experience the power of his architecture daily."
Quadrangle Architects Limited is an award-winning, Toronto-based firm that has worked on numerous residential and commercial projects around the world. Quadrangle is committed to design as an evolving process of investigating, testing and communicating. Its professionals create exceptional design that not only lives as a finished building, but also as a contribution to its environment, its users and the city.
Anna Simone is barely 5 foot 2, but this tiny design powerhouse packs a knock-out punch. She and partner Elaine Cecconi (the yin to Simone's yang), make up the design duo that helm Cecconi Simone Inc., one of the world's leading firms for contemporary interior design. Throughout their 29 years of practice, the staff of 40 has created inspiring spaces in Canada and the U.S., as well as international sites in Italy, Dubai, Qatar, Abu Dhabi, India and mainland China. While working on Monde, the firm embraced the spirit of collaboration, using Safdie's architecture as the inspiration for interiors that are uniquely architectural and geometric, and connect people to the city and to nature.
JANET ROSENBERG & STUDIO
In 2013, Janet Rosenberg & Studio will celebrate its 30th anniversary as one of Canada's most highly regarded landscape architecture firms. Aside from its numerous awards and published works, the firm's true pride is its impressive portfolio of exquisite landscape masterpieces. Monde is one of the latest projects added to the list and exemplifies Rosenberg's goal of true four seasons living for Toronto residents. Treating neighbouring Sherbourne Common park as the "front door, the great lawn, the great plaza in front of the building," Rosenberg has created an unbreakable bond between Monde and the surrounding environment.