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Architecture Design

ZAS is a full service architecture, interior design and planning firm that builds high performance environments of lasting value.

Design is an important strategic asset – it affects how people think, feel and act; it reinforces each organization’s unique positioning, values and brand; and, it expresses each client’s unique vision, values and priorities. ZAS’s strategic thinking is the magic that connects them all.

ZAS is a full service architecture, interior design and planning firm that builds high performance environments of lasting value. Our quarter century of success is rooted in a studio culture that emphasizes entrepreneurial energy, accessible project leadership and a thorough understanding of each client’s business. Client loyalty is our performance metric.

ZAS began in 1984 as a Canadian architectural partnership focused on high-quality design supported by expertise in service and management. It has since expanded into a multifaceted consulting organization with a high-profile international clientele.

Bishkek Iconic

Bishkek icon is the most prestigious new developments under development in Kyrgyzstan.

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River City Neighborhood Development

New residential neighborhood in the West Don Lands precinct of Toronto marks a significant initiative within the City.

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Boutique Hotel Condominiums Phase 2

The individual unit layouts were inspired by the design sophistication of many of
the world’s notable boutique hotels whether it be their size, degree of openess or luxury of finishes.

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Rosemont Hotel & Residences

The architecture of the building will represent today, in a city where smart and chic structures have contributed greatly to the destination.

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River City Residences, Phase 2

The sleek white design of Phase 2 stands out as a luminescent jewel against the industrial feel of the buildings surrounding it.

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Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence at York University

The concept design for the Bergeron Centre is fully rooted in the academic mission of the school and translated into a design that is bold, original and iconic.

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Dubai Promenade Marina & Beach Towers/ 5 towers

As one of the invited competitors vying for this design commission, our concept was to create a tapestry of geometrically inspired towers linking marina and beach environments.

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Thompson Residences

New premium style condominium offering its buyers access to all the hotel amenities and services.

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Duja Tower, 52 Storey

Duja Tower will be a proud new addition to the increasingly dramatic Dubai skyline.

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Upper Crest

With the Armani Hotel and Dubai’s iconic Address Hotel as neighbours, Burjside Terrace needed to distinguish itself amongst its highly acclaimed peers.

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Dubai Promenade Marina & Beach Towers/ 6 towers

As one of the invited competitors vying for this design commission, our concept was to create a tapestry of geometrically inspired towers linking marina and beach environments.

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The Source Sports Club Complex

This unique sports centred mixed use precinct will distinguish “The Source” at Al Ain as a sporting destination that will be talked about throughout the world.

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West Riyadh Development

Residential – Villas in row Residential – Stepped valley apartments Residential & Commercial (Ground floor) Commercial Administration Green Open Space Public Hardscape Community Services

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Carlson Rezidor PARK INN JVT

This 247 key tower in the newly developed area of JVT, Dubai was designed specifically to cater for the business traveler in mind.

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Damac The Distinction

The Distinction Burjside Views is located on the prestigious Downtown within Dubai’s fashionable district.

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Engila Master Plan

Located on the outskirts of Tripoli, this master plan establishes a 25 year development framework that will provide a comprehensive guide
to urban growth in Engila.

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Riyadh Cliff Residence

In response to the client’s requirement, the overall building form is a balance of maximum residential units and comfortable living.

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Island G21, the World

Building some of these structures on the water, both in the form of bungalows and mid-rises, provide exclusivity to the units.

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American Community School

The development of this new educational campus will provide an American model of education for children residing in Sharjah and the surrounding Emirates.

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Merano tower

The luxury residential project has been conceptualized around the famous Italian spa town of Merano.

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RICEC 4 star hotel

The sequences of the functions of a hotel are carefully followed, with a clear separation between the “Front of the House” and “Back of the House” Areas.

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Canoe landing community centre, schools and childcare

With the city of Toronto continuing to grow in population, the city will grow vertically, meaning the need for this type of education/community facility will be vital.

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Vellore village school & recreation centre

The project’s innovation lies in taking a highly complex building program and translating those needs into a unique and innovative design solution, ensuring a distinct identity for each partner.

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DAMAC Maison

A serviced residential apartment’s tower at Burj Khalifa District in Dubai, UAE.

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Al Mansoura Shopping Mall

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Al Othaim City Development

The program includes:

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Al Yasmeena British School

A progressive educational facility serving up to 1500 students in all grades starting from kindergarten up to secondary grades.

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New Tourist Resort

The site is located at Alnuwaysab, Kuwait.

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Toronto Montessori College

The simple clarity of the plan, creates dynamic interior spaces with visual overviews throughout, resulting a light-filled and comfortable environment.

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Mafaz Hotel

Located in the heart of Riyadh, this development consists of a state of the art hotel building optimally sited on a compact 1.4 hectare site.

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University of Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi Gharyan Campus

Creating a campus with a distinctive character with collections of buildings which look and feel embedded into the landscape.

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Dubai Promenade Commercial podium

Our concept was to create a tapestry of geometrically inspired towers linking marina and beach environments.

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Honda canada headquarters & campus

he core premise of these concepts is based on creating a workplace that ensures occupant comfort, accessibility and log term flexibility.

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Vaughan Civic Centre Public Resource Library

The planning of the library is both outward and inward looking and is based on a courtyard typology to create a green oasis at its centre.

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Elmcrest college

The design team’s challenge was a complete exterior façade rehabilitation and interior re-planning of an existing one-storey industrial building to reflect the holistic philosophy of the school.

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Hershey Sportszone

ZAS developed an extensive overall master plan that established a wayfinding program and guidelines that assure the new brands consistent application at each of the facilities within the campus.

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Carmen Corbasson Community Centre

To compliment the interior environment, ZAS used a combination of materials for the signage program, including glass, acrylic, and bright coloured vinyl.

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Father redmond school & regional arts centre at humber college campus

The design concept for the school is distinguishable by its compact form, and an attempt to create a series of smaller building components or “pods” that pin-wheel internally around a three-storey student forum.

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Bill crothers school for athletics and healthy active living

The “Healthy” mandate goes beyond simply physical activity and includes a concern for environmental quality and the health of the wider environment.

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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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Sensair Meydan City

The strikingly modern, 108 meter tall Deviation Tower consists of a 27-storey residential tower on a three-storey podium base.

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Dipl Quarter Celeb Hall Design Competition

The proximity of the local Aga Khan award winning landscaped edge to the Diplomatic Quarter provides direction for prestigious architecture and a high degree of creativity.

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Dubai Waterfront Development

Waterfront will transform 1.4 billion square feet of empty desert and sea into an international community

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Arar Mall

Designed with the the vision to build sustainable shopping malls with amenities.

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Hai Al Arab

Recognises building and construction traditions, while infusing them with modern technologies.

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Ministry of Civil Services Headquarter

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Atlantic ocean Palace Hotel

With its ocean views and 5-star facilities, the Atlantic Hotel Resort and Spa is a true world class destination.

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Tajoura Gardens Master Planning and Residential Development

Our Vision was to recreate a community that integrates modern functionality and living standards, and maintains its relationship with
the local cultural and the climate of the region.

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Hilton Hotel Resort

The Al Ain Hilton Hotel is conceived as an oasis in the desert.

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Health science, hospitality & tourism program relocation at humber college north campus

It represents a significant opportunity to meet the growing needs of the North Campus.

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Mawarid Tower

A unique formal style distinguishes and individualizes this building.

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Al Rajhi Cultural Centre

Development is in Hail, KSA.

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Prince Mansour Hotel Apartments

To soften the view from the palace, an elliptical shape was used for the hotel, while a more rectilinear form for the serviced apartments.

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Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts & Bobby Orr Hall of Fame

ZAS supplied designs for a comprehensive interior signage system, donor monument, and exterior signage.

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Norton Place Park

Part of the design objective was to integrate the building into a master plan that will seek to improve the overall security, beauty, and function of the park in the community.

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Digital media lab

A significant first step in the phased development of the New Stratford Campus for the University of Waterloo.

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Fujairah Convention Centre

An iconic design approach is a necessity using the latest technology and materials to fulfill its need to be distinct from the surrounding.

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Westin Prince Hotel

As part of the Westin Hotel Group’s recent program to market a luxury room experience, our role initially began with the re- design and remodeling of each room and suite to accommodate their new “Heavenly Bed” standard.

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The Hershey Centre

The multi-purpose, $30M complex represents a significant step in the creation of a recreational precinct for this rapidly growing city.

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Milton Performing Arts Centre, Visual Arts Centre & Central Library

Located at a prominent intersection, our concept design capitalizes on its’ gateway location to create a substantial and powerful Civic Campus for its citizens.

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Mapleview Community centre

Building on its reputation as an integral organization within the community, our concept design expresses openness, and approachability and serenity.

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Lootah Medawi Hospital

The hospital design reflects a blend of traditional Arabic culture influences and modern functionalism.

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Wellesley Community centre

Visual transparency from the street and within the building achieves dynamic results.

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Jaffari community centre & cultural centre

Our master plan design recognizes the natural beauty of the site in an attempt to create a campus of buildings, each with a unique yet complementary character.

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Edithvale Community Centre

The project is distinguishable for it’s attempts to mend a fragmented urban fabric both architecturally and socially, becoming a beacon that supports the City’s plans to encourage development along its Avenues.

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Flower City Lawn Bowling Facility

The vision for the site was to create a ‘campus’ of available facilities for the community.

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Staples Canadian Home Office

The creation of a new Canadian headquarters for this multi-national, business supplies retailing giant has consolidated main operations for the 500 staff of Staples/Business Depot. The office building is prominently located in a prestige business park and demonstrates a commitment to improving the quality of architecture in the suburban context. A five storey, T-shaped plan … Continued

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Al Barsha Boutique Offices

Balancing a desire to create a classically inspired and ordered architecture with that of a modern office building the design explores this duality in terms of aesthetics, technical detailing and enhanced environmental performance.

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The Pearl Spa & Golf Resort

This exclusive Caribbean resort will be developed on a lush, tropical 70 acre site located on the west coast of mainland St. Vincent.

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Soheil shopping center Design competition

As a design competition finalist, our concept design for the Soheil Mall is located on the prominent Soheil Street in Iran overlooking the Alborz mountains.

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Islamic Development Bank Residences

The IDB tower proposes a hybrid model for urban life that embraces the city, pulling it in the heart of the units, while still offering large open spaces that otherwise are only available on the urban fringe.

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Honda Canada, Campus Master Plan

We were retained to determine the feasibility of developing a new 500,000 s.f. corporate office campus for Honda Canada.

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Tabuk Al Othaim Mall and Hotel

The project is a response to the increasing demand of global brands and the exciting opportunity of retail markets in Saudi Arabia.

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Yao hua college campus and athletic complex

State of art educational facilities for 4300 international and Chinese students, and comprise of 800,000 s.f of building.

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Arthur bourns building: Build, renovation and maintenance

The design encourages collaboration between disciplines, establishes clear connections between research groups.

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Science research tower

The Science Research Tower is the planned second phase of the University of Waterloo new Science Complex.

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Science teaching complex at the university of waterloo

The project is a major five-storey addition squaring off the existing three-storey L-shaped building.

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Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

This unique $10M cultural facility combines programs for a new 475- seat concert hall and a sports gallery/entertainment centre.

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Ken Cox Community Centre & Regional Arts centre

This new secondary school and community centre is a jointly planned facility for the local School Board and City.

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Damac Lakeside Towers

Despite the project’s challenging size, great design, delivered on time, at economical price.

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