Ethos


Design thinking is informed by the development of a unique project strategy.

Architecture is an expressive and integrative art that reflects the individuality of the client and the particularities of the site.

Our work is built upon a respect for the business of building, the potentials of technology, and the authenticity of raw materials.



Background


Rolf Seifert studied architecture in both Toronto, Canada and Karlsruhe, Germany, completing a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Toronto in 1986. From 1986 - 1989 he worked at David Fujiwara Architect in Toronto, involved with small and medium sized projects including the the Chiat-Day advertising agency offices in collaboration with Frank Gehry Associates. During this period he also worked on exhibition design projects for the Royal Ontario Museum.

In 1989 Rolf became a registered member of the Ontario Association of Architects, after which he spent a year travelling throughout Europe and North Africa. In 1990 he joined the firm Szyszkowitz-Kowalski Architects in Austria where he worked as design architect responsible for a number of well-published housing projects and competitions. He went on to manage the firm's office in Graz until 2003.
Rolf became an Austrian citizen and established his own practice in Graz in 2004, involved with residential, industrial and small to large-scale commercial projects in Austria and Germany. This work has been recognized with the Austrian Architect's Association Award, the Austrian Wood Council Award and the Austrian Brick Association Award.

Rolf’s practice is now based in Toronto, Canada. Beginning in 2013 he led the redevelopment of the former Canada Bread factory in Liberty Village, and is now involved in several other adaptive reuse and new-build projects of all types and scales.

Rolf has frequently lectured, given tours, and acted as a guest critic in Europe and North America.


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