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Taylor Smyth Architects appoints new associates


Taylor Smyth Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of Aaron Finbow, Brian Harmer, Greg Adams, Marco Bonatti and Rebecca Wei to the position of associates at the firm.

Aaron Finbow   B.Arch.

Aaron graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the Carleton University School of Architecture in Ottawa in 2001. He joined Taylor Smyth Architects in 2004 and has been a key designer and contributor to a number of commercial, institutional and residential projects, including the Centennial Community Centre in Markham and the Aquilon Capital Corporation offices in Toronto. Aaron recently oversaw the development and construction of an elegant 22,000 square foot residence, and is currently responsible for science tech art suite renovations to Rawlinson and JR Wilcox Schools, and a classroom/gymnasium addition at JR Wilcox School.

Brian Harmer   B.E.S., M.Arch., OAA

Brian graduated with a Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2005 and joined Taylor Smyth in 2006. He was Project Architect for the Queensway Park Fieldhouse and the O’Connor Community Centre, both for the City of Toronto, as well as for the Agnico-Eagle offices and a deep retrofit of the Auto Workers Credit Union building in Oshawa. He is currently completing the 27,000 square foot offices for HudBay Minerals.

Greg Adams   M. Arch., B. Tech., OAA

Greg graduated with a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University in Michigan in 2000. He has led numerous projects since he joined Taylor Smyth Architects in 2004, including the renovations and additions to the Centennial Community Centre in Markham. He is currently Project Architect for the Market Street Redevelopment across from the St. Lawrence Market that involves the interlinking of four separate buildings – three existing historically designated structures and one new building, as well as the Project Architect for renovations to Museum London in London, Ontario.

Marco Bonatti   B. Arch.

Marco graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Genova in Italy in 2004 and joined Taylor Smyth in 2006 after working in both Italy and France. He was a key contributor to the Victoria Village Arena Gymnasium Addition, the York Hall Renovation/Addition project at York University and was the project designer for a custom residence. Marco is currently the project manager for science tech art suite renovations to Humewood and Cedarvale Schools, and a classroom/gymnasium addition at Cedarvale Community School.

Rebecca WEi   B. Sc. (Arch), M. Arch., LEED AP

Rebecca joined Taylor Smyth Architects in 2006 shortly after receiving her Master of Architecture from McGill University in 2005.  At Taylor Smyth, Rebecca has developed an expertise in the design of educational and recreational projects including the Highfield Junior School and Child Care Addition and the addition at Victoria Village Arena.  She was also the Project Manager for the Eastview Public School Classroom Renovation and the Toronto Track and Field Centre renovation for the City of Toronto, located at York University.  Rebecca is a LEED AP and was recently responsible for two residential projects in Toronto, as well as the design of several kindergarten projects.

Taylor Smyth Architects looks k to create “poetry” in each project. The architects find inspiration, drawn or interpreted, from both the unique vision and identity of their clients and the environments in which they live, work and play.

Taylor Smyth Architects is an award-winning architecture firm dedicated to design excellence and the creation of inspired environments – spaces that combine artistry with functionality. The architects have extensive experience designing for educational institutions, workplaces, community and recreational centres, retail environments and residential/interior design.