Tania Bortolotto



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TANIA BORTOLOTTO, President at Bortolotto

Tania Bortolotto is the founder and president of the Toronto based design firm Bortolotto. An architect and interior designer, registered in Ontario, Tania lends her time to numerous design and academic committees, panels, juries and charettes, in addition to taking on individual mentoring, teaching and speaking engagements. Tania served as an inaugural member of Waterfront Toronto’s Design Review Panel for four years, and is currently a member of the Design Review Panel for CAMH. She also serves as a director on two boards and is an active member of Capital Projects Committees, assisting two private organizations. Tania has recently become WELL Faculty representing the International WELL Building Institute.

Tania studied architecture at the University of Toronto and at Ryerson University. In 2007, Tania was the recipient of Ryerson’s Alumni Achievement Award, a distinction given to graduates who have made a significant contribution to their profession, community and country. Prior to founding Bortolotto, Tania worked at the firms of Diamond and Schmitt Architects, Teeple Architects and Kohn Shnier Architects.

Tania is the lead design architect for the high profile Rosalie Sharp Pavilion Student Centre at OCAD Univeristy project that is currently under construction. Also under her direction, Bortolotto successfully completed projects for University of Toronto, York University, Lakehead University, Humber College, and Rotman School of Management. 

Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, OCAD University
Tania is the lead design architect and partner in charge of the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion at OCAD University in Toronto, expected to open in September 2016. Tania is the direct contact for the client and leads design presentations on a regular basis to the steering committee comprised of the university president, vice president and department deans. As well, she has led the community consultation presentations and open houses. The design for the exterior is proposed as a scrim that wraps the building, functioning simulta­neously as a shading device and as a vivid marker redefining the existing building as a gateway to the university campus.
ROCK, Burlington, ON
Tania is the lead design architect for ROCK, a children’s mental health expansion project expected to open in July 2016. The 2,000m2/21,500sf expansion contains administration, teaching and training spaces as well as the latest designs for academic teaching spaces that allow this agency to partner with local universities and colleges. The design is inspired by Reggio Emilia’s philosophy based on the natural development of children and the close relationships they share with their built environment; the connections they make to the outside world and experiential learning.

Steven Holl Architects - District Energy Centre, Waterfront Toronto
Bortolotto was responsible for the project in the capacity as associate architect and architect of record for Waterfront Toronto’s District Energy Centre planned for the West Don Lands district. Tania was involved in the coordination of architectural, landscape and engineering disciplines for the multi-layer managed facility, led the complex approvals process with authorities having jurisdiction and attended meetings and risk management seminars. The District Energy Centre incorporated programming of several other agencies and authorities such as the TTC, CN, Go Transit, a Toronto Water treatment facility and a roof top City of Toronto public park space.
Rotman South – Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Tania was the lead design architect for the Rotman South project. Tania was the direct contact for the client and led the design presentations on a regular basis. The challenge was to rejuvenate the derelict interiors into a refined atmosphere expressing the client’s branding aims. The space was designed to be vibrant and support spontaneous happenings and interactions and to express an image of a cutting edge, future oriented teaching institution.


  • Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto
  • Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Science, Ryerson University

professional qualifications + memberships

  • Architect, Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)
  • Interior Designer, Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO)
  • Accredited Professional, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED AP)
  • Accredited Professional, WELL Building Standard (WELL AP)
  • Fellow, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC)
  • Member, Toronto Society of Architects (TSA)

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