OHBA & BILD Project of the Year 2014
Boasting a walk and transit score of 100, the intersection of Yonge and Richmond is a stone’s throw from Toronto Eaton Centre, Yonge-Dundas Square, Nathan Philips Square, Toronto’s Financial and Entertainment Districts, the subway and the PATH system.
One of North America’s premier builders, Great Gulf has projects in Canada and 12 major U.S. cities. Our advantage is leading edge architecture, design, and state of the art construction in prime locations.
Since 1975, our portfolio of companies has built more than 40,000 homes. Our commercial division, First Gulf, is a leader in office, mixed-use retail and industrial development with assets of more than $2.5 billion since 1987.
As Creative Partner, Diego Burdi brings to the studio a freshness and vision that assures his clients the benefit of innovation. Able to cross-reference influences and circumvent trends, Diego’s design work is eclectic, always morphing, and invariably successful at moving design forward.
A designer who has remained frontline in client liaison, he counts amongst his assets the ability to understand his clients goals, and then creatively translate their vision into three dimensions of immaculately appointed spaces. Noted for his professionalism, well-regarded for his distinctive taste and style, Diego is a world traveller who consciously exposes himself to the life and style of other cultures.
Having enriched his own perspective, Diego brings it back to the world in the form of uniquely honed, considered design. The company assembles a team with ambitious design philosophies for every project it undertakes. Their challenge is to create an iconic development that contributes to the residential landscape of the city.
Over 30 years of practice, Peter Clewes has developed a body of work shaped by the clarity, simplicity and functionality of modern architecture, and by a steadfast commitment to urbanism and city-building.
Peter’s residential practice is remarkable for the manner in which he balances the drive for design excellence with the contingencies of the development process, from planning and economics to design and construction. His residential work has been published internationally, and has received Awards of Excellence from Canadian Architect magazine, the Design Exchange, the OAA, the City of Toronto, and the Urban Land Institute in Washington, DC.
Peter is a strong proponent of residential, academic and mixed-use intensification as a tool for ensuring the vitality of the urban core. He is a former member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel, and speaks to professional, academic and civic groups across Canada and the US on topics related to design, density and urban renewal.