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The intersection of heritage and progress, institutional design requires a careful balancing act between preserving the past and embracing the future. By repurposing existing structures to serve new functionalities, architects can breathe new life into culturally significant sites, fostering a blend of tradition and innovation.

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Blending art with architecture is an enduring partnership that evolves with the shifting landscape of art and its purpose. Many of our clients see art as a vital part of their vision, and we're skilled at weaving it harmoniously into our designs.

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While HOP isn’t a brand new idea, our team was inspired by underused parking garages in our own downtown cores to design a prototype to provide affordable housing while enhancing street vibrancy. The prototype embodies MSS’s design principles, demonstrating our commitment to solving problems through modern design.

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As a modern architecture firm, Martin Simmons Sweers (MSS) is committed to principles that align with contemporary values, incorporate innovative and sustainable technologies, and invoke a perspective that positively shapes the future.

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In the face of Canada's housing affordability crisis, Martin Simmons Sweers Architects (MSS), like many other Canadian Architectural firms, looks for ways to contribute creative solutions that allow for affordable housing to be homes that are inspiring, healthy, and places in which occupants can be proud to live in.

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Architecture in Canada is witnessing a cultural shift towards gender equality. But while there's progress, challenges persist. Elevating women to prominent positions is crucial for fostering diversity and innovation in architectural design.

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This thoughtful and considered renovation at Manulife's head office serves as a clear demonstration of bringing bring contemporary values into architectural design. The impact of inspiring design is far reaching and multifaceted, and should never be discounted.

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In today’s increasingly digital age, it is not all that common for architects to build physical 3D models of their buildings anymore. For Martin Simmons Sweers, however, it is a visualization method as timeless as the architectural designs we deliver.

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The Gaslight District in Cambridge Ontario, has been so successful, it serves as a "clinic," demonstrating effective strategies for urban placemaking.

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Local architecture is undergoing a transformation in Uptown Waterloo as older industrial buildings are transformed and adapted to provide contemporary work and living spaces.

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Stylish coziness and effortless comfort on King. The sophisticated, urban, and walkable lifestyle comes to midtown Kitchener at 741 King St West.

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Although many people worry that increased density will impact local liveability and community, we believe density should be celebrated and encouraged.

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The region is set for another wave of design excellence with increasing density and fresh investment providing an opportunity for whole neighbourhoods to be remade when our industrial giants are given new life.

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