My Time at Synthesis

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Over the summer I have spent some time working in the Synthesis Design office as an architecture student. I am currently studying for a Bachelor of Architectural Science Degree at Ryerson University in Toronto. Having just finished my third year of the program, the experience I have had at Synthesis has really helped me to see another side of the business of architecture. Single-family residential …

design decisions feeling like a stretch?

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“Will other guys be there?” I asked my doctor when she suggested I try a yoga class as part of a new health regimen. The image of clumsily doing downward dog surrounded by a sea of lithe ladies in pink spandex wasn’t a fitness move I’d previously considered. “You’ll be fine” she said, “try it.” Later that week, I was off to my first class. …

Hanna House – Whistler

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Whistler Home Sometimes we feel the success of Synthesis Design is in the hands of our most prolific clients.  Two such clients are Bill and Diane Hanna.  Almost 20 years ago, Diane & Bill took a chance on a green firm (and by green I mean rookies, not environmentalists) to redesign their home that sits proudly, if not somewhat precariously, on a very steep hill. …