We believe that successful architecture is best achieved through effective partnerships of all project stakeholders with the common goal of optimizing functional and market viability through creative architectural design.
We work together with our customers and function as a collaborative member of their project teams. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ specific economic and functional goals. We adopt them as our own, and work together with them towards implementation.
Our Design Philosophy constantly seeks to produce excellence: high quality work, completed on time and within budget.
Function, efficiency, beauty, and economy are the keystones of each ABA project.
Andrew Bousfield Architect (ABA) was established in Toronto in 1990. In the ensuing 21 years the firm has grown to serve an increasingly diverse and extensive clientele in both the private and public sectors. Historically, work focused on multi-unit residential design and construction; primarily condominiums and co-operative housing developments. Gradually, cinema design and construction came to represent the bulk of the firm’s work; as a result, ABA has designed numerous multi-screen cinemas across the country.
The firm relocated to Waterloo in 1995. While ABA continues to work for customers across Ontario on a consistent basis, their work is increasingly focused in the Kitchener-Waterloo- Cambridge-Guelph Region. The area offers a positive high-tech and service sector economy, positive residential growth, three universities, and a highly regarded community college. ABA now employs seventeen full-time staff and continues to enjoy an increasing presence in the Region.
The Firm incorporated in Spring 2008 to henceforth be known as ABA Architects Inc.
The bulk of the Firm’s work in the last several years has been varied but predominantly focused on commercial office, retail, and the industrial sectors; often with a focus on Construction Management and Design/Build Project Delivery Methodologies.
Most recently, and as the practise continues to grow, ABA is producing more multi-unit residential, church, & institutional work. Increasing participation in Public Sector Projects is a recent trend buoying ABA growth.
Recent staff additions have allowed ABA to now offer clients Interior Design and Office Space Planning services. As well as our traditional architectural services, ABA can prepare pre-design feasibility studies, cost analyses, and site location evaluations. ABA also assists Clients in preparing Design/ Build and/or Construction Management Tender packages and providing them with related construction administration services.