Ted Shore, a principal at Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm Quadrangle, announced in December that he is retiring from the firm, effective January 31, 2019. Shore will continue to support Quadrangle as an advisor to projects and ongoing firm operations. He will be succeeded by Caroline Robbie and Jeff Hardy, who will assume responsibility for content media and special projects.
“It’s been over 30 amazing years,” he said, in a press release. “There’s been a lot of gratifying projects, but really the highlights have been collaborating with a talented team, visionary clients, and supporting the growth of a successful architectural practice.”
Shore joined Quadrangle in 1986 as its first employee with founding principal Brian Curtner. Since the beginning, he has been critical in shaping the direction of the practice. He has been a principal at the firm for almost 20 years.
Over the course of his career, Shore led several of the firm’s most-recognized projects that represent the firm’s signature style of melding adaptive reuse, interior design and content media. Quadrangle’s work on the CityTV/MuchMusic building in Toronto preserved the landmark property while transforming it, including retractable glass doors that opened the interior of the studio onto the street. The firm was hired to recreate the concept in cities across Canada, as well as internationally.
Another notable project Shore contributed to is Corus Quay Headquarters, which combined open offices, television and radio production studios and post-production facilities without “sound creep”. The facility also introduced a slide, tiers of open kitchens and playful furniture to represent the office and creative work being done.
Most recently, Shore has been working on new Maison Radio-Canada media headquarters in Montreal, with a consortium led by Broccolini Group.
“I’ve enjoyed combining retrofit and broadcast because of the architectural challenges they bring, their inherent sustainable characteristics and the unusual creative environments that they generate,” he added.
“We wish Ted all the best in his upcoming retirement,” said Anna Madeira, executive principal at Quadrangle. “He has been invaluable in shaping Quadrangle, and we look forward to his continued involvement through ongoing mentorship and guidance on projects and special initiatives.”