KYLE SLOTE

ASSOCIATE

M.Arch., OAA

Kyle has been with TCA since 2007, gaining experience ranging from small interior renovations to large institutional projects. Kyle pursues innovative, high quality design while exploring issues of cultural identity and the relationship between the psyche and space.

With involvement spanning all project phases, Kyle enjoys digging deep to understand clients' needs and aspirations. His experience with community design charrettes gives him a unique perspective in understanding the varied opinions that often come with complex, multi-stakeholder projects. Kyle is most passionate about projects that serve and shape a community with the fundamental belief that good design can uplift, restore, and empower.

An integral part of the TCA team, Kyle is involved in all project phases with responsibilities including liaising with clients and the project team, directing contractors through the construction process, formulating detailed design, and overseeing the firm's marketing materials. His project experience includes the 95 King Street East Arts Centre and Lofts, The Ancaster Senior Achievement Centre, and the Hamilton West Harbour Neighbourhood Study.

Though much of his free time is spent chasing after his twin boys, Kyle enjoys cycling, photography, local history, and tackling renovation projects in his 1890's Victorian home. A licensed architect, Kyle graduated with distinction and degree dean's honours from the University of Waterloo and was the recipient of a President's and Ontario Graduate Scholarship. He was made an Associate at TCA in 2014.

Favourite Architects: Kengo Kuma. I appreciate his dedication to the craft of architecture and his ability to reinterpret the traditions of buildings from his heritage in an entirely modern way. The understated and contextual quality of his work is also noteworthy in this age of monumentalized starchitecture.

Favourite Hamilton Building: The Lister Block. Once a hulking ruin that symbolized the decay of the city’s downtown, its renewal has been both physical and symbolic with broader transformative effects. Not to mention, the terra cotta detailing on it is out of this world.

Favourite Building: The Darwin Martin House by Frank Lloyd Wright. Not only is it the epitome of his Prairie style, but for me personally, it has had profound impact as the first real piece of Architecture I ever experienced firsthand.

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The Lister Block, Bernard Prack, 1923

"Beauty is not an added aesthetic value; longing for beauty reflects the belief and confidence in future, and it represents the realm of ideals in the human mindscape. ...A culture that has lost its craving for beauty is already on its way towards decay." Juhani Pallasmaa