WZMH Architects

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WZMH Architects is an international architectural firm that was established in 1961.

With headquarters in Toronto, Canada, the scope of WZMH’s work can be found in every major Canadian city and many abroad, from Abu Dhabi and Shanghai to Cairo and Kuwait.

History[edit]

Originally known as Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden (after Peter Webb, Boris Zerafa, René Menkès, and Warwick Housden) the company’s name was changed to WZMH Architects in 2002.

The firm has become known for its work with tall, landmark structures (including the CN Tower), skyscrapers, major mixed-use development, commercial, institutional, residential and hospitality projects, as well as renovation and retrofit projects involving heritage restoration, justice buildings and data centres.[1]

WZMH has incorporated sustainable design principles into the majority of its projects and has received numerous domestic and international Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) awards. In 2013, the firm’s Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters was the first building in Atlantic Canada to receive LEED Platinum certification.

WZMH has enduring developer relationships with Oxford Properties, Brookfield Properties, Infrastructure Ontario, ELAD Group, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

In 2015, WZMH merged with pellow + associates, a firm known for its retail design, further expanding the firm’s diverse portfolio.[2] In 2016, WZMH Architects celebrated its 55th anniversary.

Awards[edit]

The firm has earned many awards, including:

Canada's Best Managed Companies

2015: 2015 Best Managed Winner

Illuminating Engineering Society:

2015: IES Illumination Award of Merit - Quinte Courthouse[3]

International Council of Shopping Centre Awards:

2015: Gold ICSC within the New Development Category - Outlet Collection at Niagara and RBC WaterPark Place in Toronto

Canadian Urban Institute:

2013: CUI Brownie Award[4] in the Excellence in Project Development at the Building Scale category – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

Canada Green Building Council:

2013: Canadian Green Building Award[5]- Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

Ontario Architect's Association Awards[edit]

2014: OAA Design Excellence Award[6]- Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

2012: OAA Award for Design Excellence[7]- Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower

Selected projects[edit]

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