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With successful projects globally, ZAS is an design consultancy committed to providing the transportation sector with innovation and efficiency.

With successful projects across the world, ZAS is an alternative design consultancy committed to providing the transportation sector with innovation and efficiency. Our work in this specialized sector reflects a desire to show how transportation buildings and systems can be highly functional, but also bold, elegant and inviting to their users. For over 25 years, we have continually succeeded in creating exciting and efficient projects that are also cost effective to maintain and operate. Emphasis on flexibility also defines our work, ensuring that our clients’ future development plans are measured and considered.

Our experience includes Land, Sea and Air projects, at various scales, and in metropolitan and suburban locations around the world. Whether it is a new passenger terminal or an ancillary building, we are interested and capable in delivering unique, localized solutions for all forms of Transit Authority projects. As a result, our clients appreciate how we deliver our services with a great sensitivity to each particular project challenge, while respecting the project budget constraints and delivery schedule.

At ZAS our mandate is to provide personalized, integrated and multi-disciplinary planning and design services. Our services range from transportation facility assessment and evaluation studies, to design and construction including full professional architectural and planning services. We offer a unique, fresh and innovative approach to problem solving undertaken in a highly collaborative fashion. The cornerstone of our success has rested on our staff’s ability to listen to, learn from and create the framework within which effective and creative solutions are analyzed, proposed and then implemented.

We believe that our knowledge and experience are of strategic value to our clients. Senior staff members have numerous years of combined experience, offering a value-added service to each of our clients and a return on their investment. ZAS also utilizes the knowledge and skills of our professional, technical and support staff working in strategic partnerships with other professionals and specialized consultants. We have successfully operated within various regulatory environments, with different approval granting agencies and consistently delivered projects under strictly controlled operational environments.

ZAS believes in developing strategic partnerships with governments, transport authorities and consultants on a global basis ensuring that all client and project needs are fully addressed. Our working familiarity with applicable regulations, appropriate industry standards, and the demanding operational environment our transportation related buildings are responsive to challenging situations. This broad project experience is an asset to our clients, as they face the pressures of an ever changing and expanding future in the world of transportation.


Our design concept enunciates the strong connection between nature and technology.

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Air canada international systems operations centre

The clarity and openness of the space, material selection and access to daylight along with the support amenities provide an incentive for staff to enjoy the workspace.

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School of aviation at canadore college

This multi award-winning campus is one of the first of its kind in Canada combining post-secondary programs with hands-on on- site training specific to the aviation industry.

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Information Centres at Pearson International Airport

As part of the corporate rebranding of the airport, the centres feature the vibrant brand colours of the new Airport Authority logo.

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This state-of-the-art building and a pedestrian tunnel are routed under the Western Gap connecting the mainland to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.

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