Urbanscape Group, based in Toronto, Canada, is a multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm which focuses on contemporary design of custom single-family homes, multi-unit residential buildings, and corporate interiors.
The firm excels in its design efforts. As the contemporary building forms and spaces are sometimes difficult to depict and explain, each preliminary design is supported by extensive sets of presentation sketches, physical and 3D models and renderings, in order to fully convey the design intent to the clients. But the unique design is not the ultimate goal. In order to execute its projects successfully, the firm collaborates regularly with LEED professionals and incorporates the use of sustainable building practices. Some of the recent projects include state-of-the-art mechanical systems, with geothermal heating and cooling, use of heat recovery units, roof-top solar panels and green roofs.
The firm is set up a studio that collaborates with different design and architectural offices and creative individuals, and creates a unique delivery team based on the requirements of each project. The team follows up each project from initial design concepts to final construction, and achieves the best results when the initial design and design development is continuing with construction management phase of the work, ensuring that the final product stays true to the original design intent, while quality of execution and attention to details remain high. It is Urbanscape Group’s objective to produce contemporary design of the highest quality.
Ali Malek-Zadeh, M. Arch., MRAIC
Principal - Urbanscape Group
Ali received his professional Master of Architecture degree from Azad University in Tehran in 1995. He has over fifteen years of extensive experience in variety of building projects throughout Iran and North America. After many years of practice with Iranian firms on several award-winning projects, including large scale commercial and residential complexes, Ali re-established his career in Toronto in 2000, with focus on contemporary residential design and interiors.
While Urbanscape is open to any joint project or a challenge, on architectural projects it frequently collaborates with the architectural practice of Archdesign Architects, as both firms share the same office space and support staff.
Ivan Martinovic, OAA
Principal - Archdesign Architects
Ivan is a registered architect with twenty five years of professional experience on a variety of building projects in Canada and abroad. His experience includes land-use studies and reports, schematic design and design developments, co-ordination of consultants, working drawings, and contract administration. Ivan received OAA’s G. Randy Roberts Service Award in 2012 and is currently serving as a President of CACB.
Shaft House has been featured in Canadian Builder Quarterly (Volume 3 No.25).
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February 8, 2011
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November 26, 2010
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August 27, 2010
Shaft House :: Home of The Week, The Globe & Mail.
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