Martin Baron – Partner

Martin Baron - Partner

BES, BArch, LEED AP, OAA, MRAIC
mbaron@bnarch.ca
416 820 1874

Profile
Martin joined one of Canada’s preeminent design firms, Teeple Architects Inc., as an architect in 2005 and became a Partner in the firm in 2013. Martin was responsible for many prominent and award winning institutional and residential projects, many of which forged new ground in large-scale wood construction, digital project delivery, prefabricated modular construction, and low-carbon strategies.

In 2019, Martin left the firm to start BNA with Jason Nelson.

Martin believes strongly that architecture must be responsive to its context and that it is the building’s relationship to the context that can generate meaningful form. Context refers to the site, but also the needs of the client, the functional requirements of the programme, and cultural context of its users. The architect must listen and then lead, find the correct design through collaboration and discovery and provide the team with the leadership it needs to realize the vision and to deliver the project effectively and efficiently.

Martin Baron is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, from which he received his Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 1990 and Bachelor of Architecture in 1994.


Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Ontario Association of Architects
  • Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Member, Toronto Society of Architects
  • Member, Passive House Canada
  • LEED AP, Canada Green Building Council

Awards

  • Governor General’s Medal in Architecture // TDCCBR, University of Toronto
  • OAA Design Excellence Award // Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement | Simcoe County Administration Building | Stephen Hawking Centre, Perimeter Institute | TDCCBR, University of Toronto | Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum (Finalist)
  • Canadian Green Building Council Award // Simcoe County Administration Building
  • Canadian Wood Council – Canadian Wood Design Award // Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Prairie Wood Design Award – Award of Excellence // Montrose Cultural Centre, Grande Prairie | Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Wood WORKS! Alberta – Wood Advocate Award // Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Wood WORKS! Alberta – Engineer Wood Advocate Award // Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Wood WORKS! British Columbia – Wood Innovation Award // Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Architect Magazine R+D Award – Citation // Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum

Selected Residential, Mixed-Use and Commercial Projects

  • 1005 Dundas Street Residential Development
  • 9332-9346 Kennedy Rd Mixed-use Development
  • Bianca Condominiums
  • SQ2 Alexandra Park Phase 1 Condominiums
  • 401 King Condominiums
  • SQ Alexandra Park Phase 1 Condominiums
  • The Monacle Condominiums
  • OpArt Condominiums
  • Picasso on Richmond Condominiums
  • Windermere Towers
  • Eastgate Redevelopment
  • Loretto College Condominiums
  • West Don Lands Precinct Plan Study
  • East Bayfront Precinct Plan Study
  • Harbourfront Centre Water’s Edge Revitalization
  • Bloor Street Transformation
  • H&M Retail Building
  • Quilchena Park Condominiums
  • Arbutus Lands Condominiums

Selected Education, Community and Institutional Projects

  • Arctic College Expansion & Community Learning Centre
  • Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
  • Boulevard Club West Wing Replacement
  • Art Gallery of Grande Prairie
  • Durham Student Services Centre
  • Simcoe County Administration Building Expansion
  • Stephen Hawking Centre at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Montrose Cultural Centre: Grande Prairie Library
  • Niagara Region Municipal Headquarters
  • University of Toronto Terrence Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research
  • Holly Elementary Public School