Since its inception in 1986, Baldassarra Architects has grown into an established design firm, consistently recognized for design excellence and exceptional service.
Our portfolio of industrial, commercial, retail, medical, and residential projects demonstrates our diverse capabilities and expertise. We have accumulated invaluable knowledge and experience over our many years of operation, and we take great pride in the numerous awards and the strong client interrelationships developed to date.
Our organizational structure emphasizes strong team collaboration, with a nucleus of talented designers providing the artistic, managerial, and problem-solving skills required for the most demanding architectural endeavours. This dynamic structure allows us to make the best use of our combined expertise and gives us the flexibility to adapt quickly and effectively to new challenges and situations.
The future of our industry depends on sustainable development and environmental awareness. Our firm’s commitment to these principles is evident in every project within our portfolio. We have and will continue to apply innovative techniques to every project we undertake, with special regard to detail, function, and client satisfaction.
Antonio Baldassarra, Principal
B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
In 1986, Tony founded Baldassarra Architects, giving him the opportunity to put into practice his philosophy of architecture as functional art. Today, Baldassarra Architects continues to thrive through his commitment to design excellence and exemplary service. Tony has established a loyal clientele and has made a mark on the architectural community.
Tony continues to do what he feels is most important – provide a service that is second to none, deliver building designs that add architectural value to our communities and surpass his clients’ expectations.
He is proud to lead his team of highly-talented, creative, and enthusiastic individuals through everyday challenges, en route to continuously achieving the firm's goals.
Matthew Baldassarra, Vice President
M. Eng., P. Eng.
Matthew joined the firm in 2012 bringing with him a strong academic foundation and years of experience in the building restoration and building science industry. Matthew holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo, and a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in building science, restoration, and sustainable design.
In addition to his involvement in the management and successful delivery of projects, Matthew focuses on business development and the strategic growth of the firm. He is currently a candidate for a master’s degree in business administration from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
When not in the office, Matthew enjoys time with his wife and two beautiful children at the cottage or exploring Toronto.
Brian Martin, Associate
B. Tech., LEED AP BD + C
Since joining the firm in 1996, Brian has demonstrated his abilities through all project stages, from design to implementation. As an associate, Brian takes the lead role in prominent projects, and is essential to the day-to-day success of the firm. Brian provides to the team a vast knowledge of sustainability regarding design and construction, an important element in all of the firm’s work.
John Higgins, Associate
B.Sc., Arch. Tech.
John is an experienced architectural technologist and computer network administrator with over 25 years in the architectural industry. He joined Baldassarra Architects in 1989 and has been an associate since 2001.
In addition to his drafting responsibilities, John is responsible for managing Baldassarra Architect’s information systems, including AutoCAD and the inter-office network. Thanks to his extensive architectural background and technical expertise, John brings unique insight to a wide variety of building projects.
Dwayne Warren, Associate
Dwayne joined the team in 2007 and is a passionate designer who believes in promoting progressive architecture through visually pleasing designs in order to improve the experience of its outcome. He has been instrumental on a number of the firm’s notable projects and proposals, where he is able to steer design decisions to reflect the reality of the client’s necessities.
Dwayne’s commitment to the studio’s ongoing success is recognized by way of his leadership over our students, interns and young designers. His steadfast conviction in the power of architecture to instrument dynamic change has guided him to be detail oriented with the ability to transform complex conceptions into minimal, yet elegant results.
Dwayne delights in the opportunity to advance the firm’s reputation in the architectural community and eagerly continues to be a student of his craft under the tutelage of the firm’s founding principal.
|2016||Kitchener||Urban Design Excellence Award - Low Rise: The Boardwalk Station|
|2013||Kitchener||Urban Design Award: The Boardwalk - Fashion Village|
|2011||Kitchener||Urban Design Award: Ira Needles (Boardwalk)|
|2008||Vaughan||Urban Design Award: Schaeffer's Consulting Engineers Corporate Office|
|2005||NASFM||Retail Design Merit Award: The Beer Store|
|2002||Markham||Urban Design Award: Phillips Electronics Office & Distribution Centre|
|1999||Vaughan||Urban Design Award: Aspen Ridge Homes Ltd. Head Office|
|1995||Etobicoke||Urban Design Award: Price Club|
|1992||Vaughan||Urban Design Award: Jane & Hwy. 7 Centre|
|1992||Vaughan||Urban Design Award: Tacc Construction Head Office|
|1992||Vaughan||Urban Design Award: Hay Hoe Residence|
|1991||Thorold||Outstanding Achievement Award: Parkway Suites Hotel|
|1990||North York||House Design Award: Baldassarra Residence|
|1989||Vaughan||Environmental Design Award: Le Parc Office Tower|
|1986||Vaughan||Design of Excellence: Free Standing Industrial Building: Zenith Auto Collision|