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VIKTORS JAUNKALNS
Founding Partner
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vjaunkalns@mjma.ca
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Viktors is a founding partner of MJMA and has overseen the programming, site analysis, and conceptual design of the firm’s major multi-use recreation facilities, focusing on the programming of in-between spaces to give each project a “social heart” that elevates community interaction. He has dedicated his career to sports and recreation, and has industry-leading expertise in the design of aquatics centres and arenas—the result of 30 years of experience planning facilities that seamlessly integrate complex systems while creating an architectural landmark and civic destination. He is one of the few Canadians to contribute to the UIA Sports & Leisure Working Program, an international group of specialist sports architects drawn from every continent that is dedicated to exploring international innovations and trends in aquatics and recreation architecture. Vik’s big picture design thinking and relentless focus on issues of urbanity and city building is applied for greater civic use as a sitting member of the Toronto Urban Design Review Panel. 
 
Vik graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in 1981. He was awarded the Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship to conduct independent research in Switzerland and Italy. He subsequently taught at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture's Rome Program and the Carleton University's Foreign Study Program.
MAJOR PROJECTS
2015 Pan American Games Athlete's Village & Cooper Koo Family Cherry St YMCA
Acton Arena
All Saints Catholic School
Atlas Tube Centre & WFCU Pools
Atlas Tube Centre Essex County Library
Audley Recreation Centre
Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre
Bessarion Community Centre
Brampton Soccer Centre
Churchill Meadows Community Centre
Clarkson Community Centre Expansion
Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre & Edmonton Eskimos' Field House
Credit Union Place
East London Community Centre
Emerald Hills Aquatics Centre
Grand River Recreation Complex
Great Plains Recreation Facility
Greater Sudbury Multi-Use Recreation Facility
Guelph West End Community Centre
Innisfil Recreation Complex & YMCA of Simcoe-Muskoka
La Trobe University Sports Park
London Southwest Community Centre
Long Bridge Park Aquatics and Fitness Center Competition
MacBain Community Centre & Niagara Falls Library
Malton Community Centre Expansion
Metro Sports Facility
Mold-Masters SportsPlex
North Kawartha Community Centre
Orillia Recreation Centre
Queens Place Emera Centre
Red Deer Multi-Use Aquatic Centre Conceptual Model
Regent Park Aquatic Centre
Robert Crown Community Center
Rotary Park Pool
Sherwood Community Centre
South Oshawa Community Centre
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
University of Alberta Varsity Arena
University of Auckland Recreation & Wellness Centre
University of British Columbia Aquatic Centre
Vale Health & Wellness Centre
Vellore Village Community Centre & St. Jean de Brebeuf Catholic High School
Wellesley Community Centre & St. James Town Library
Whitchurch-Stouffville Leisure Centre
Woolwich Memorial Centre