Steffanie Adams, Dipl.Ty (Arch); B.A. (Arch); M.Arch

, Dipl.Ty (Arch); B.A. (Arch); M.Arch


Steffanie Adams is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the Canadian Green Building Council. She holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto. She has taught sustainable design courses to many of Canada’s largest general contractors (AECON, Ellis don, Kenaiden, and more) and has been involved in comprehensive energy efficient research projects and publications. Currently, Steffanie is a professor at George Brown College teaching in the Architectural Studies program with a focus on “building green” in lectures and studios and is a founding member of George Brown College’s Green Team: a committee designed to assess, monitor, and initiate environmental strategies at the College.

Steffanie also works closely with one of Canada’s largest sports recreation developers and operators on a number of projects as LEED designate including: Upper Canada College (LEED Gold) twin-pad, the BMO Centre (LEED Silver equivalent), Amherstburg’s Libro Credit Union Complex (LEED Silver), and the Dartmouth 4-pad (LEED Silver) and the University of Saskatchewan new arena complex.

Academic Credentials

Member: Royal Architecture Institute of Canada

Member: Canada Green Buildings Council

Member: Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario

Masters of Architecture, University of Toronto, 2002

Degree, Bachelor of Arts (Architecture), University of Washington, 1992

Diploma, Architectural Technology, Mohawk College, 1990

Areas of Specialization

Architectural Studies

Areas of Expertise

Materials and Methods

Design Studios

Building Science Basics

Career Highlights

2000-present: Principal, arki design group

2003-2005: Senior Associate, Pace Architects/ Brook McIlroy

2000-2003: Senior Associate, Johnson Chou Inc.

1999-2000: Intern Architect, SKMV Architects

1994-1996: Intern Architect, Hilditch Architects

1989: Intern Architect, Hilditch Architects

1987: Intern Architect, Hilditch Architects

1992-1994: Freelance Designer, Megaron Arkitekturbo, Zurich; Quiroz y Puelma, Chile, Mercado y Asociados, Mexico

Other Activities

Principal at arki design group - focus on LEED consulting and graphic design projects


Selected Designers for the DX “Design for the Cold” Competition, 2005 WearWhere: Winter Wonder Wheel, moimoi design

Winning Submission, Manchester Letherium Competition, 2005 Vitrine, moimoi design

City of Toronto, Visions & Master Plans, Architecture & Urban Design Award, 2003 Laneway Architecture and Urbanism, University of Toronto’s and Master’s Studio

Canadian Interiors Magazine Best of Canada Award, 2002 TNT Woman, Johnson Chou Inc.

Interior Design Show’s Gold Award for Outstanding Booth Design, 2001 JCI Booth, Johnson Chou Inc.

University of Toronto Fellowship 2000, 2003 Hattie A.

Sommerville Scholarship, 2000