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CHRIS BURBIDGE
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
MARC DOWNING MARC DOWNING
MARC DOWNING
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
DAN KRONBY DAN KRONBY
DAN KRONBY
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
AARON LETKI AARON LETKI
AARON LETKI
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
JEANNE NG JEANNE NG
JEANNE NG
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
OLGA PUSHKAR OLGA PUSHKAR
OLGA PUSHKAR
SENIOR ASSOCIATE
CHRIS BURBIDGE
CHRIS BURBIDGE
Senior Associate
OAA
cburbidge@mjma.ca
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Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2000, and joined MJMA in 2007. He has been project architect for many community centre projects, including leading simultaneously both the Malton and Clarkson Community Centre Pools for the City of Mississauga on a fast-track schedule. Most recently, he led the Churchill Meadows Community Centre project that incorporates an innovative mass timber approach within the lobby, major program components, and entire exterior envelope wrapped in a dense array of glulam columns that provide the structural and curtainwall framing for the west half of the building. The new facility is conceived as pavilion in its 50-acre park development, creating a community amenity and public gathering space. Chris has also been project architect for several notable MJMA projects on campus, such as Centennial College’s Asthonbee Campus Student Hub & Library, Centennial College’s new Downsview Park Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation, and the University of Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre – all of which have a diverse program mix and integrate spaces for social interaction on campus.
MARC DOWNING
MARC DOWNING
Senior Associate
OAA LEED AP
mdowning@mjma.ca
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Marc has a broad range of experience in all facets of project design, management, and delivery for community-based recreation projects. Graduating from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 1996 and joining MJMA in 2005, Marc has become a core member of the firm’s community and recreation design team. His projects are typically part of a larger public precinct, forming relationships to existing buildings at the civic scale. His work is rooted in the idea that assembly space is always malleable; the challenges of multiple program types necessitate hybrid, multi-use design solutions. Marc’s largest project – the Metro Sports Facility in Christchurch, New Zealand, a $200M multi-use community recreation centre – is the first public civic project part of the city-rebuilding program since the 2011 earthquakes.
DAN KRONBY
DAN KRONBY
Senior Associate
OAA LEED AP
dkronby@mjma.ca
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Dan holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design, and a Masters of Architecture from Dalhousie University, where his focus on the environment and resource management culminated in a thesis on climatology and the urban heat island effect. With a distinct East Coast perspective, Dan advocates for placemaking and for the connection of a building to its site and broader community context. He is a thoughtful architect who brings methodical project management skills and a deep understanding of architecture within the sport and recreation typology. Dan has been a key design team member for MJMA’s development of the multi-use recreation typology, combining overlapping programs and unique user configurations to establish truly dynamic community hubs. His last 4 projects combined arena, aquatics, fitness, wellness and sports programming, and many involving branch library components.
AARON LETKI
AARON LETKI
Senior Associate
OAA LEED AP
aletki@mjma.ca
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Aaron graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 2000 and has focused his career on public, cultural, and institutional work. Excelling in detail-oriented designs that carefully craft both design and technical innovation, Aaron has established an expertise in all facets of architectural production, leading many of MJMA’s largest projects; the Commonwealth Community Recreation Centre / Edmonton Eskimo’s Field House, University of Toronto’s Goldring Centre for High-Performance Sport, and most recently, the University of Aukland Student Recreation and Wellness Centre.
JEANNE NG
JEANNE NG
Senior Associate
OAA MRAIC LEED AP
jng@mjma.ca
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Jeanne graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1996. Joining MJMA in 1998, Jeanne quickly became a core member of the architectural team, leading a broad range of community recreation, campus, and library projects. Her expertise in all facets of architectural production, from initial conceptual design, through to the completion of contract documents and drawings, field review and administration, has played a pivotal role in several of the firm’s most notable projects. Her attention to detail, technical aptitude, and construction knowledge has resulted in numerous national design awards, and the satisfaction of her clients, providing design solutions in alignment with their vision and values.
OLGA PUSHKAR
OLGA PUSHKAR
Senior Associate
B.ARCH OBEC
opushkar@mjma.ca
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Olga’s design career is highlighted by award-winning projects completed at some of Canada’s most reputable architecture firms. At Ian MacDonald Architect, Olga focused on legible and site-specific architectural solutions. This comprehensive experience early in her career on smaller projects allowed her to develop rigorous design and detailing skills, easily translated to larger community buildings. Bookended by tenures at Shim Sutcliffe and KPMB Architects from 2002-2009, Olga was involved in the detailed design, coordination and execution of various scaled projects that have since reached international recognition, including 6 Governor General Award winning projects.
 
Since joining MJMA in 2009, Olga has been involved in a broad range of community recreation projects. She continues to bring thoughtful project-specific design solutions with responsive site strategies, spatial richness and carefully articulated materials to her projects. Olga’s design strength is rounded out by a global perspective and continued advocacy for local issues through her involvement with non-profit organizations: participating internationally with Habitat for Humanity building homes in Central America, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan; and volunteering at local missions, reaching out to the under-served and marginalized in the City.