Allan Avis has practiced since 1984 and started his own firm in Goderich, Ontario, in 1993.
Contractors and clients describe Allan as “a realistic architect” who creates beautiful yet functional designs at a reasonable cost. His passion lies in historic restoration and the revitalization of our built heritage. He is not afraid to get dirty in the creation of Building Condition Assessment Reports, as he meticulously analyses all aspects of buildings, including attics, basements and crawlspaces, to reveal the core building systems.
Allan can frequently be seen putting pencil to paper to trace out building designs. Outside of the office, he can be found travelling and hiking. He takes pride in the accomplishments of his three sons and often relaxes with them at the family cottage.
Allan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jason Morgan has a wide breadth of project experience that spans a range of building types, including institutional, recreational, residential, and commercial. In addition to basic design, drawing and construction related services, he has experience with the implementation of the latest in building science research. Jason frequently incorporates new materials and methods into his construction projects to provide for longer-lasting buildings that reduce energy consumption. He is influenced by local design materials and integrates the culture of the community into his work.
For the past nine years, Jason has lived with his family on an off-the-grid home that he designed and constructed in Grey County.
Jason can often be found in his workshop remodelling cars or engaging in woodworking or welding. Jason's hobbies include maple syrup production, gardening, and staying active outside.
Jason can be reached at email@example.com.
Bruce has been with Allan Avis Architects Inc. since the inception of the company and had worked with Allan Avis prior to the creation of the company.
Bruce has over 30 years of design experience following his graduation from the University of Waterloo. Bruce is well-versed in interpreting the building code, producing construction documentation, and reviewing completed projects. Bruce is a firm believer that building design must be practical, buildable, and functional for the client as well as aesthetically pleasing.
Bruce has a passion for heritage buildings, which is reflected in his interest in heritage projects and restoration.
On his personal time, Bruce collects antique tin toys and restores and refurbishing old cars and furniture. He enjoys spending time with his family, and they can often be found browsing antique shops searching for a new restoration project.
Bruce can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marc is an architectural professional with a passion for on-site problem-solving. Marc has been an integral part of Allan Avis Architects Inc. since 1997, and hasn’t looked back since. Over the last ten years, Marc has immersed himself in the Construction Administration and more recently broadened his skills to include construction specification.
Marc is a people person who believes in the power of a handshake. Marc continues to enhance his skills with each new project and can often be heard saying: “Open and upfront communication between the Client, Contractor, and Consultant provides results and project success.”
Marc can often be found enjoying his leisure time with his family and friends. He loves the outdoors and spends summers camping and golfing. Winters are occupied with co-ed volleyball, social events, and his children's hockey games.
Marc can be reached at email@example.com.
Natasha began honing her architectural experience during two co-op placements with Allan Avis Architects Inc. and became a full-time employee in 2001.
Natasha has worked on many different projects but most enjoys heritage restoration and the ability to rejuvenate a building so that its beauty lasts for years to come.
Natasha is involved from the inception of the design through to the completion of construction documents and the start of construction.
Outside of work, Natasha spends her time with her children and friends on the shores of Lake Huron. She enjoys actively watching her son and daughter play ball and hockey across mid-western Ontario.
Natasha can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matt began at Allan Avis Architects Inc. as a co-op student and returned to the firm as a full-time staff member after completing his degree in 2014. Matt now works on the drafting of many of the firm's projects. Under the tutelage of his colleagues and mentors, Matt is developing his skills in Contract Administration and Specification Writing. Matt is a level 1 thermographer, meaning he can photograph and interpret infrared images to provide a critical assessment of building distress factors.
Matt has a passion for building science and believes that the best approach to construction is working out all of the relevant details at the beginning of a project. Matt's logical approach serves both his clients and contractors well.
In his spare time, Matt enjoys woodworking and home renovation. Matt also collects and repairs vintage chainsaws.
Matt can be reached at email@example.com.
Darlene has been with Allan Avis Architects Inc. for 16 years and throughout the years has absorbed a host of knowledge relating to the functions and capabilities of the firm. Darlene is likely to be the first person you will speak to at the firm, and she is always happy to help you in any way she can. Darlene's role is always evolving, and she is involved in assisting her colleagues from the start of construction projects until their completion.
Darlene ensures that the firm provides excellent customer service and that all clients have an enjoyable experience.
Darlene is proud to be the mother of two sons and Grandma to two young boys. Darlene likes to spend her spare time with her family, and when she isn't with them she substitutes them with great friends. Darlene enjoys attending the theatre and spends the winter ice curling (eh?).
Darlene can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.