Arney Fender Katsalidis, a London-based architecture and interiors firm, has officially opened the doors to its Toronto office. The firm chose Toronto as its North American base in response to client demand, as well as the business opportunities available in the city. The firm’s current local clients include Deloitte, Loblaws, Cassels Brock and BMO.
“With Toronto’s growing global profile, its talent network and the added ability of being able to serve clients locally, now is the right time to open our office in the city,” said Earle Arney, chief executive officer, in a press release. “We are very excited about the business opportunities Toronto presents and we anticipate a similarly ambitious growth trajectory as we experienced when we opened our London, UK office five years ago.”
Sho Itoh, the firm’s associate director, will be running the Toronto office, focusing on the firm’s expertise in commercial architecture and interior design, as well as working with clients on custom-built workplace strategy and design.
Arney Fender Katsalidis’ workplace design strategies involve the creation of agile workplaces suited to the client’s needs that are far removed from the traditional office, providing an innovative approach to office design for the Canadian market.
“Our Toronto office will continue to focus on delivering beautiful buildings and inspirational interiors that enable people to live, work and play better,” continued Arney. “We can offer our clients an approach that brings together the best elements of European influence, underpinned by our experience of designing for livable cities, as well as our enthusiasm and ambition to create world-leading design for this burgeoning global city.”
Arney Fender Katsalidis has previously completed projects in Montreal (Deloitte), Calgary (Brookfield Place Calgary) and Toronto (Deloitte).