Drew Sinclair named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Drew Sinclair named Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Honoured for leading a firm dedicated to building better housing and sustainable communities connected to transit and employment opportunities, SvN Architects + Planners is proud to announce that Managing Partner Drew Sinclair has been named a 2021 Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).

Drew has transitioned a well-respected architecture and planning firm into a dynamic cultural practice dedicated to resolving critical urban planning and design issues. As a Founding Principal of SvN, he leads a multidisciplinary office that is rethinking housing, large-scale infrastructure, and regenerative communities. In addition to projects like the YWCA Elm Centre and the recently completed Lawrence-Orton Community Centre and Childcare Facility, SvN's Port Lands Acceleration Initiative and the Don Mouth Naturalization and Port Lands Flood Protection Project (DMNP) is providing the basis for a community of 15,000 residents. Other projects include the master plan for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Athletes Village with planningAlliance (SvN's legacy firm).

When combined with work on resource developments and award-winning residential projects, Drew has evolved a diverse portfolio for SvN. Drew graduated from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, where he teaches and mentors students. His previous international development studies and geography background underscores his focus on linking architecture's strategic value to resolving social and environmental challenges. This commitment is reinforced by early research into alternative planning models initially supported by a Canada Council for the Arts' Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners.

Drew volunteers his time on various boards, including his role as a Director for the Centre for Urban Growth + Renewal (CUG+R) and his leadership on the board of Canadian Stage, which includes chairing its City Builders program, a philanthropic initiative leading the development and curation of creative opportunities.

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