A R C H I T E C T S
Urbanscape Architects is an emerging architectural practice, dedicated to the contemporary design of private residences, multi-unit residential, and commercial buildings. Founded by Ali Malek, the practice is driven equally between the playful exploration of site, typology, and materiality, as well as the pragmatic principles of constructability, sustainability, and creating work of lasting value.
Working in a studio setting, the team at Urbanscape Architects brings a collaborative approach to each project. Their work is rooted in the belief that architecture has a fundamental role in shaping and expressing how we experience the world. Consequently, each project is carefully considered and researched, evolving from the site’s context and the client’s goals and resources. The final design leverages the story of its occupants to create intimate spaces that truly feel like home.
Urbanscape advocates for sustainable building practices including the use of renewable and recycled materials; reuse of building elements and systems with the dual objective of waste and cost reduction; utilization of efficient and sustainable energy systems; and green roof installations wherever possible. By keeping the economical, ecological, and cultural needs of each project in mind, the practice creates architecture that engages its context, residents, and the public realm.
For Urbanscape Architects, great design unifies pragmatic principles with innovative ideas. A process that results in honest, innovative work of enduring value.
M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
FOUNDER & PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
Ali Malek has over 25 years of professional experience in the planning, design, and construction of a range of architectural projects; from single family homes and condominiums; to multi-unit residential buildings, mixed-use complexes, as well as community and institutional developments.
His design philosophy focuses on sophisticated simplicity and volumetric playfulness; clean lines, classic forms and minimal elements characterize his design aesthetic. Ali pays close attention to keeping his projects human-centred and is driven by integrating client goals with design intent. Ali leads a dedicated studio team from feasibility design to contract admin and project completion with a focus on integrating modernist design with high-tech components, minimalism with sustainability.
Ali is passionate about architecture. If he had to do it over again, without question, he would choose the field of architecture again and again. He began his career at a young age by participating in a co-op program and completed his master’s degree in 1995. Ali is a registered licence architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC).
DIRECTOR, INTERIOR DESIGN
Carmen Boyadjian has over ten years of interior design experience specializing in
residential, retail, and commercial projects. For Carmen, every project is an opportunity to express numerous design possibilities and ultimately, to create beautiful spaces that reflect a client’s taste and personality.
Under her careful management, Urbanscape has grown to all aspects of the interior design spectrum. It is this exceptional approach that has allowed her unprecedented success in tackling any design project. Carmen interprets a client’s style and vision, from design to execution, by seeking to compliment the architecture of each space.