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Robert Allen
Partner
OAA FRAIC International Assoc. AIA SCUP LEED AP
rallen@mjma.ca
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Robert has led a variety of key public projects at MJMA over the past twenty-five years, helping to define the role of community-based buildings in Canada. He is a frequent lecturer at Athletic Business, Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO), and Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) conferences, with the design comfort and flexibility to navigate between the sports hall and the halls of academia. Within this breadth of experience, Rob's intuitive people skills and common-sense approach brings strong leadership and methodical management skills to all projects. Robert strongly advocates for green building principles on every project. He authored the article, ‘Sustainable Design of Recreation Facilities’ for the Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine publication, which details best practices for energy and resource conservation and sharing in this challenging building typology. Under his leadership, MJMA recreation projects have paved the way for truly sustainable community building; with the Innisfil Recreation Complex being one of the first LEED certified aquatic sports complexes in Canada.
 
Robert graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He joined MJMA in 1992, and became a partner in 2009.
MAJOR PROJECTS
2021 Canada Summer Games Building
Acton Arena
Atlas Tube Centre Essex County Library
Atlas Tube Centre, WFCU Pools and Library
Bessarion Community Centre
Branksome Hall Innovation and Studio Theatre
Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus Renewal
Centennial College Downsview Campus Centre for Aerospace and Aviation
Centennial College Progress Campus Block A Renovation
Changying Lifestyle Centre
Conestoga College Student Recreation Centre Renovation & Expansion
Credit Union Place
East Lions Community Centre
Edmonton South Soccer Centre Expansion
Father John Redmond Catholic Secondary School / Regional Arts Centre & Ken Cox Community Centre
Guelph South End Community Centre
Innisfil Recreation Complex and YMCA
Johns Hopkins University Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation & Wellness Center
Long Bridge Park Aquatics and Fitness Center
MacBain Community Centre, YMCA and Library
McMaster University Student Activity Building and Fitness Expansion
Mold-Masters SportsPlex
Moss Park Redevelopment
North Bay Community Recreation Centre
Orillia Recreation Centre
Queens Place Emera Centre
Robert Crown Community Center and Library
Rotary Park Pool
Sherwood Community Centre and Library
Stronach Aurora Recreation Complex
University of Guelph Gryphons Athletics Centre
University of Guelph Gryphons Football Pavilion
University of Waterloo William Tatham Centre for Co-operative Education & Career Action
Vale Health and 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