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At HPA we believe that architecture has the power to elevate the human experience

Hariri Pontarini Architects is a leading Canadian architectural and urban design firm. Driven by design excellence, the 150-person practice is committed to building better cities through enduring buildings and inspired public spaces. Our portfolio covers a diverse range of cultural, academic, mixed-use, multi-unit and private residential, healthcare, and commercial projects.

We transform aspiration into built form

We have dedicated our life’s work to crafting buildings that harness the transformational power of design and placemaking to achieve our clients' visions, respond functionally to users’ needs, and, most importantly, lift the spirits and hearts of those who interact with these spaces for decades to come.

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We transform aspiration into built form

We have dedicated our life’s work to crafting buildings that harness the transformational power of design and placemaking to achieve our clients' visions, respond functionally to users’ needs, and, most importantly, lift the spirits and hearts of those who interact with these spaces for decades to come.

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We design beyond the site to shape the future of cities

Starting with single buildings and scaling up to blocks, neighbourhoods, large-scale master plans and supersites, we understand the role we play in shaping cities across Canada and globally. We are committed to quality, carefully considered designs that weave sustainable development, strategic growth and diversification into the existing urban fabric.

We design beyond the site to shape the future of cities

Starting with single buildings and scaling up to blocks, neighbourhoods, large-scale master plans and supersites, we understand the role we play in shaping cities across Canada and globally. We are committed to quality, carefully considered designs that weave sustainable development, strategic growth and diversification into the existing urban fabric.

We are committed to an experiential approach to design

We aspire to create the small intangible moments that define the experience of architecture to uplift and inspire. Through an experiential approach that considers detail, craft, materiality, light and beauty, we leverage the power of design to create an experience that goes beyond face value, providing depth and an intrinsic feeling of care.

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We are committed to an experiential approach to design

We aspire to create the small intangible moments that define the experience of architecture to uplift and inspire. Through an experiential approach that considers detail, craft, materiality, light and beauty, we leverage the power of design to create an experience that goes beyond face value, providing depth and an intrinsic feeling of care.

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We use design as a tool for building a sustainable future

HPA recognizes the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and is responding with a comprehensive, multi-lensed architectural approach. Our practice has always prioritized intensive research, meticulous attention to detail, and the use of enduring materials. Sustainable design initiatives are a key and integrated element of our approach, and we are deeply committed to creating architecture that touches lightly upon the environment while fostering resilient communities.

We use design as a tool for building a sustainable future

HPA recognizes the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and is responding with a comprehensive, multi-lensed architectural approach. Our practice has always prioritized intensive research, meticulous attention to detail, and the use of enduring materials. Sustainable design initiatives are a key and integrated element of our approach, and we are deeply committed to creating architecture that touches lightly upon the environment while fostering resilient communities.

We are trusted advisors

Through our subject matter expertise, a process rooted in active listening, mutual respect, and effective communication, we have become trusted advisors to Canada’s top museums and galleries, municipalities, leading universities, largest hospital networks, and top real estate trusts and developers. We are the team who thought leaders turn to provide architectural and urban design direction and advice.

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We are trusted advisors

Through our subject matter expertise, a process rooted in active listening, mutual respect, and effective communication, we have become trusted advisors to Canada’s top museums and galleries, municipalities, leading universities, largest hospital networks, and top real estate trusts and developers. We are the team who thought leaders turn to provide architectural and urban design direction and advice.

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We value the uniqueness of voices

HPA’s goal of attracting and engaging employees with varied identities and perspectives is an important component of our firm’s identity. We believe in growth through diversity, value the uniqueness of voices, and invite discussion and teamwork across our differences. Our people are our strength, and their diversity is the driver of design excellence and innovation.

We value the uniqueness of voices

HPA’s goal of attracting and engaging employees with varied identities and perspectives is an important component of our firm’s identity. We believe in growth through diversity, value the uniqueness of voices, and invite discussion and teamwork across our differences. Our people are our strength, and their diversity is the driver of design excellence and innovation.

We are a laboratory for innovative design; a studio where research meets creativity

Our studio is and incubator for research, exploration and innovation. A creative lab where industry and theory coincide, working in synergy to push the boundaries of design.

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We are a laboratory for innovative design; a studio where research meets creativity

Our studio is and incubator for research, exploration and innovation. A creative lab where industry and theory coincide, working in synergy to push the boundaries of design.