Brian CurtnerPrincipal and Co-founder, AA Dip., OAA, AAA, NSAA, MAA, SAA, AANB, FRAIC, Associate AIA
Brian believes strongly that a hands-on team approach to architecture and project management is crucial to both creative design and business success. Applying his expertise in adaptive reuse and retail environments, he leads many of Quadrangle’s more complex projects, including Corus Quay, which combines offices and TV/radio operations in a state-of-the-art waterfront facility; 130 Bloor Street West, a condominium development built atop an existing modernist tower (which won an Innovation in Architecture award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada); BMW Toronto, the conversion of a six-storey structure into a glass-clad auto showroom; and State Street Financial Centre, the renovation of a 1950s government building. After co-founding Curtner Brown Architects, Brian merged his firm with Klein Taylor Goldsmith Limited in 1986 to create Quadrangle. Registered in most Canadian provinces, he holds a diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, as well as an RIBA Part II. He has been a council member and critic at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, and has contributed throughout his career to many industry and professional organizations.