Francesco Martire, Principal
Architect, Landscape Architect
BLA, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC, OALA, CSLA, LEED AP, Certified Passive House Designer
Principal and co-founder of large [medium] design office, Francesco Martire is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, a registered landscape architect with the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and a full member of the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects. He is a LEED Accredited Professional with experience working on several LEED projects, and has recently become a Certified Passive House Designer. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and a Master of Architecture, both from the University of Toronto.
Francesco’s professional experience includes both landscape and architectural projects, of various scales across Canada and internationally, and he has developed a body of work including, large scale master plans, public and institutional buildings, multi-unit residential projects, and residential and institutional landscapes. Drawing on his background in both architecture and landscape architecture, Francesco's work embraces an integrated approach to the design of built form and landscapes. A deep rooted interest in the crafting of architecture and landscapes engaging elements of elegance, sustainability, cost effectiveness, and constructability sit at the core of the practice. Sensitivity to site remains a critical component of Francesco's work. The hybridization of landscape architecture and architecture, coupled with a critical consideration of a client’s program, needs and desires, combine to create powerful provocations for inventive design responses and compelling interior and exterior spaces.
Actively engaged in teaching at the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, Francesco currently holds an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream position and has been an instructor at the school since 2008. He teaches core studios, and courses within the technical stream in both the Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture programs.