Brian Muthaliff

ARCHITECT

M.Arch., OAA

Throughout his Architectural career, Brian has held the position and responsibilities of an Intern, a Teacher, a Technician, a Researcher, a Presenter, a Project Manager, a Collaborator, a Teammate and a Designer. He has gained experience living and working in Denmark, New York, Vancouver, Bulgaria and Toronto.

Brian holds a Masters of Architecture from McGill University where he graduated with Honours and Distinction, and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Waterloo. A recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal for the thesis titled R.E.D: Redevelopment in an Era of Dilapidation under the direction of Alberto Perez-Gomez, his interests lay in the potential for Architecture to bridge cultural and societal issues that remain subsistent in the contemporary world.

Brian is registered as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and is working towards becoming a registered architect.

Brian aims to be diligent, thoughtful, kind and optimistic, qualities he believe are essential to the role of the Architect.

Favourite Architects: Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor, Steven Holl. As we move forward in this storm of progress, it seems increasingly difficult to pause. I find that great architecture creates moments that allow us to pause. Much of the work by the above achieves such moments.

Favourite Hamilton Building: Hamilton City Hall, a strong symbol of its time, an architecture that lead Hamilton into the modern era.

Favourite Building: MIT Chapel by Eero Saarinen. The adjacencies of simple form and material render a powerful experience and expression of its function and purpose.

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Hamilton City Hall, Stanley Roscoe, 1960

“True architecture is concerned with far more than fashionable form, affordable homes, and sustainable development; it responds to a desire for an eloquent place to dwell, one that lovingly provides a sense of order resonant with our dreams.” — Alberto Perez-Gomez