Who we are

T. 416 324 9951
E.design@bortolotto.com

 


principals

Tania Bortolotto, OAA, ARIDO, FRAIC, LEED AP, WELL AP, President 

Alex Horber, OAA, Principal


 

about

Bortolotto is a think tank architecture and interior design firm that strives to create innovative problem solving built environments that uplift the human experience. Bortolotto believes that architecture matters and that it has an enormous impact on society’s quality of life.

“Our goal is to uplift the individual we serve; to succeed, and to soar in the spaces we design and the process along the way.”

The firm believes it is their responsibility as architects, to create a built environment with awareness and consideration of the health and well-being of every human and community in mind. Their design process begins by placing the human at the centre of every design. The firms’ inspiration lies in the relationship between architecture and the human experience and it strives to deliver designs integrating architecture and Bortolotto’s Four Pillars of Architectural Uplift consisting of; nature, wholeness, lightness and wellness. The firms' goal is to instill humanitas; human nature, civilization, and kindness through design and architecture.

Bortolotto was established in 1999, with offices in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada and specializes in custom contemporary designs that searches for innovative approaches to solving problems. The firm forges bonds, builds relationships and connects with the whole team during the design process to deliver maximum project success.

Bortolotto is recognized regionally and nationally and is the recipient of numerous design distinctions and awards. The work has been featured in World Architecture News, Canadian Architect, Azure Magazine and The Globe and Mail. Bortolotto was recently named by Blog TO as one of the “Top 15 Architects in Toronto”.

 

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testimonials

“After years of great work together, I wanted to extend my thanks to you, the Bortolotto team, on the creation of Student Central. We are open and students have nothing but great things to say about the new space. Thanks for everything and hopefully we have the chance to work together again sometime in the future!’ – Andrea Tarsitano, Lakehead University

“Bortolotto has successfully demonstrated a strong ability to provide innovative and creative concepts, functional design and full professional architectural services. They have delivered their design projects on schedule, despite tight time frames, worked within tight budgets, and consistently kept the value of change orders to a minimum during construction.” – Facilities Manager, OCAD University 

"Her firm is a rare example in a roster of emerging Toronto practices that has loosened the iron grip on the Toronto market that large, established corporate firms have enjoyed for a long period of time. Modest budgets, simple material palettes, industrial design, defensible space, historic preservation as well as the experience of outdoor civic and interpretative spaces can be used to define future agendas of this young practice." Editor, Canadian Architect

"Not a week goes by and we don't think what a beautiful home we have. Such enduring beauty and function." 
Owner, Borden Street Residence

"I would like to congratulate you on your outstanding achievement of Award of Merit from ARIDO (the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario).  R.H. McGregor was my grandfather. I am sure he would be so proud of your design. I love that you chose the name 'The Commons' as that was where he spent most of his time being in Parliament. I personally am very proud of your work that bears my family name. My sincere thanks for a spectacular, fabulous design." Roxanne McGregor, McGregor Community Centre 

“Toronto’s Bortolotto Design Architects proved that clever design provides a good return on any size investment with this new office for an expanding wealth management company.”, “The project is a perfect example of combining old with new.”  Eric Donnely, Canadian Interiors

 

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