Our mission is to design earth friendly, functional and elegant projects that convey a sense of permanence and craftsmanship, based on time honored principles and techniques. We practice architecture that responds equally to landscape and urbanism, and is balanced between cost, environmental performance and design excellence.
Architecture should transcend accommodation and invigorate its observer with a positive experience. Ours is contemporary architecture grounded in the principles of proportion, light, and space that fulfills both artistic and common needs. We do not allow style to be the driving force in our designs. In a world obsessed with style, we champion the equal importance of style and substance.
David C. K. Sin, Architect, OAA
After graduating from Carleton University School of Architecture in 1981, David served his internship in architectural firms that focused on housing, shopping centres and heavy industrial projects. The emphasis on construction technique, quality design and effective management from these experiences became the bedrock of his holistic approach to architectural practice.
Since the founding of David Sin Architect in 1987, he has to his credit a wide range of projects such as non-profit housing, community buildings, heavy industrial facilities, shopping centres and institutional buildings. His multicultural perspective has taken his practice as far as cities in Southern China and Shanghai.
Although he practices a diverse range of building designs, community oriented projects have always been his cause both personally and professionally. Over the years, he has been instrumental in helping a number of non-profit groups organize and successfully build projects for their communities. In addition to his full-time practice in the architectural profession, David has for many years been an active contributor to numerous non-profit organizations in Toronto. He currently serves as Vice President on the Board of FCCP Non-Profit Housing Corporation. He is also the Vice President of the Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals (Ont.) Education Foundation, a registered charity established since 1981.
In 2012, he was invited to join Q9 Networks Inc. as their Senior Architect, spearheading a design division with a focus on Mission Critical facilities. In January 2017, through the integration of Q9 Networks into Bell Canada, he became the Senior Manager in charge of architectural program delivery for the critical facilities in Bell Real Estate. During his tenure at Bell, he delivered many successful projects, from heritage restoration to large scale high-rise office facade reconstruction.
Since April 2021, he retired from his position at Bell Canada and has returned to his own consulting practice with a focus on Passive House-Net Zero Design and specialized projects.
Service to Community