B+H taps Peter Heys to head Toronto interior design studio
Recognized across Canada as an expert in high-performance workplace and commercial interior design, Peter Heys brings over 28 years of experience to B+H Architects’ North American team.
As Director of the growing Toronto Interior Design Studio for B+H Architects, Heys is charged with leading the firm’s talented local team across workplace, hospitality and health-care design sectors.
“I am excited to join B+H Architects and look forward to working with the accomplished team. From day one I was impressed by the people and the workplace culture. High quality work and the broad spectrum of design excellence across multiple industries drew me to this challenge,” says Heys, who will be charged with strategic growth for the interior design sector.
Prior to joining B+H, Heys was a Practice Lead for one of Canada’s top corporate workplace interiors teams where he helped grow the award-winning practice and executed high-profile projects for clients including; Bell Canada, RBC Financial Group, Apple (Canada), PwC, Kraft Canada Inc., Hewlett-Packard (Canada) Co., and McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Ltd.
Recognized as a mentor in Canada’s design community, Heys is passionate about guiding the next generation of Canadian designers. He is a professor at his alma mater, Ryerson School of Interior Design, where he teaches the Professional Practice course to fourth-year design students. He also hosts the annual IDC PROpel conference, which brings together the top 40 emerging interior design practitioners in Canada.
“Peter’s thoughtful design philosophy, and client-oriented approach is what makes him a recognized industry leader and a true asset to our partners and clients,” says Lisa Bate, the firm’s Regional Managing Principal, North America. “His strengths in strategy and innovative planning solutions will shape and elevate our Interior Design Studio and we are excited to welcome him.”
Based in Toronto, Heys will apply his corporate interior design experience to lead and support clients and partners across North America.