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WZMH Architects

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WZMH Architects is a Canadian multinational architectural firm established in 1961 and based in Toronto.



Originally known as Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden (after Peter Webb, Boris Zerafa, René Menkès, and Warwick Housden) the company’s name was changed to WZMH Architects in 2002.

The firm has become known for its work with tall, landmark structures (including the CN Tower), skyscrapers, major mixed-use development, commercial, institutional, residential and hospitality projects, as well as renovation and retrofit projects involving heritage restoration, justice buildings and data centres.

WZMH has incorporated sustainable design principles into the majority of its projects and has received numerous domestic and international Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) awards. In 2013, the firm’s Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters was the first building in Atlantic Canada to receive LEED Platinum certification.

WZMH has enduring developer relationships with Oxford Properties, Brookfield Properties, Infrastructure Ontario, ELAD Group, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

In 2015, WZMH merged with pellow + associates, a firm known for its retail design, further expanding the firm’s diverse portfolio. In 2016, WZMH Architects celebrated its 55th anniversary.


The firm has earned many awards, including:

Canada's Best Managed Companies

2015: 2015 Best Managed Winner

Illuminating Engineering Society:

2015: IES Illumination Award of Merit - Quinte Courthouse

International Council of Shopping Centre Awards:

2015: Gold ICSC within the New Development Category - Outlet Collection at Niagara and RBC WaterPark Place in Toronto

Canadian Urban Institute:

2013: CUI Brownie Award in the Excellence in Project Development at the Building Scale category – Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

Canada Green Building Council:

2013: Canadian Green Building Award- Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

Ontario Architect's Association Awards

2014: OAA Design Excellence Award- Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters

2012: OAA Award for Design Excellence- Bay Adelaide Centre West Tower

Selected projects

  • 222 Jarvis Street Sustainable Building Renewal, Toronto
  • San Stefano Grand Plaza
  • CSEC Long-Term Accommodation, Ottawa
  • Durham Region Courthouse, Oshawa
  • Quinte Courthouse, Belleville, Ontario
  • Canadian Space Agency, St. Hubert, Quebec
  • Canadian Embassy, Warsaw, Poland
  • Public Institution for Social Security Headquarters (PIFFS), Kuwait
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi
  • Nova Scotia Power Corporate Headquarters, Halifax
  • Shanghai Securities Exchange Building, Shanghai
  • BCC Data Centre, Ontario
  • WaterPark Place, Toronto
  • Bay Adelaide Centre, Toronto
  • Royal Bank Plaza, Toronto
  • Centennial Place, Calgary
  • Scotia Plaza, Toronto
  • CN Tower, Toronto
  • Nile Plaza - Four Seasons Hotel, Cairo
  • Caesars Windsor, Windsor
  • Casino Rama, Rama, Ontario
  • Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
  • Parkway Forest Re-Urbanization and Emerald City, Toronto
  • The Crossways, Toronto
  • References

    WZMH Architects Wikipedia

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