Stevan Gacesa

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

OAA

A key collaborator since 2007, Stevan enjoys the broad range of project types and scales we deliver at TCA. An integral part of TCA's leadership team, Stevan is impeccably organized, resourceful, proactive, and conveys a quiet confidence. These qualities make him the go-to person in the office for guidance, especially among junior staff.

As project architect, Stevan maintains design quality as projects progress and acts as a main point of contact and coordination with the consulting team on a day-to-day basis. With comprehensive experience in a broad range of project types and in all phases of project development, Stevan is fully involved throughout a project's life. Recent project successes include The Lister Block Tenant Improvements, The Halton McMaster Family Health Clinic, and various school additions for the Grand Erie and Hamilton Wentworth District School Boards.

A University of Waterloo graduate, Stevan has a keen interest in sustainable design. He is currently testing a number of sustainable strategies as he designs and builds his own house. Stevan was promoted to Associate in 2012 and became a Senior Associate in 2014.

Favourite Architects: Alvar Aalto – modernism meets local craft and placemaking.

Favourite Hamilton Building: Hidden gem apartment building in Dundas at 32 Alma – a little piece of Scandinavia in the Valley Town.

Favourite Buildings: Three city/town halls: Toronto, Säynätsalo, Murcia. They create three great urban spaces suited for three very different places.

Architectural Guilty Pleasure: Brutalism/board-formed concrete, Sea Ranch.

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McMaster University Medical Centre: Craig, Zeidler, Strong - 1972

"The creativity of architecture lies here; it imagines more than there is grounds for and creates relations which at bottom can never be verified" Ron Thom