Dubbeldam Architecture + Design is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary design studio committed to advancing an architectural and social agenda through built work and design research. Central to the practice is the exploration of contemporary architectural issues in which a desire to improve the public realm figures prominently—demonstrated not only by professional advocacy but by the projects undertaken by the studio. Founded by architect Heather Dubbeldam, the practice has been recognized by numerous awards for design excellence and sustainability initiatives, and has received wide media attention in local, national and international publications.
Promoting the idea that living small is a type of social and environmental sustainability, the studio is exploring a broader vision of sustainable design through building form, alternative programme, and consideration of the existing urban fabric. The studio is actively pursuing the integration of sustainability without compromising design excellence; moreover, it employs sustainable strategies as a means to explore innovation in architectural design.