ATA Architects Inc. promotes a diversity of services in architecture, urban design, heritage planning, architecture restoration, space planning, interior design and project management throughout Ontario. ATA maintains a balance of public and private sector projects making use of innovations in one field to benefit the other. Numerous projects have been undertaken for municipalities, school boards, regional government, the Province of Ontario, the federal government through Defense Canada and National Capital Commission, and other institutional clients.
As a design firm that has received numerous awards, ATA has a passion for the diversity and challenge of architecture. The broad scope of the work displayed is illustrative of the firm’s ability to creatively solve problems and bring about timely solutions. The firm’s commitment is to client service by providing comprehensive sustainable architecture. ATA’s primary approach is one of proactive leadership through state-of-the-art technology and leading-edge design. The second is to apply those skills and systems for the benefit of our clients in the management, scheduling, production and administration of their projects (with delivery on time and on budget).
The firm’s long list of achievements and long-term client base is a result of ATA’s history of contributing added value to their projects and providing clients the assurance that they have selected the right architect for their project and the confidence to retain the firm for future work.
“Form follows function.” This mantra of early Modernism is an overly simplistic definition of architecture—one that does not even come close to addressing the true nature of this discipline. At its core, architecture is a complex blend of art and technology. It requires, at times, a pragmatic approach to solving problems and achieving consensus. It requires practitioners to address issues of urban context, the environment and the social and psychological needs of the building’s users. It also requires the skill and creativity to bring these varied factors together to create a unified whole.
At ATA Architects Inc., we are focused on addressing all of these issues in order to transform “the building box” into architecture. We reject the idea that there are absolutes in architecture—that each building be a pure example of a particular style, containing the iconic elements that typify that style. We are more inclined to believe that architecture should enhance and enliven the experiences of its clients and its users. At the same time, we are acutely aware of public concerns about conservation, context, sustainability, budget, schedule and the ability of the outdoor public and private spaces to contribute to the streetscape, neighbouring properties and the community as a whole.
To address these issues, ATA has developed experience and expertise in a variety of fields—from new projects to renovations and additions. In a period of constant change and major advancements in communications technology, no firm can rely solely on past projects and experience as credentials for future work. To that end, we also invest in research in both design and technology.
Our goal is simple and straightforward: excellence in service and in architecture. Our intent? Always to give added value by optimizing every available opportunity. Our methodology is centred on human values and on creating spaces within and outside the envelope for people. Our expression of those values is Canadian.
ATA has moved and expanded!
We are just settling in.
We continue to strive for excellence and to create architecture that is innovative and sustainable. The enlarged studio will further foster a collaborative design environment to achieve those goals.
You can find us at:
3221 North Service Road, Suite 101.
Burlington, Ontario L7N 3G2
Telephone: 905 849 6986