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Sustainable Design

ZAS has a long history with sustainable building designs on three continents in varied climatic conditions.

ZAS has a long history with sustainable building designs on three continents in varied climatic conditions, including projects in South Africa, China, North America and MENA region. We have successfully incorporated environmental, energy efficient and healthy features in our projects, without adding cost – only increasing sustainability by lower operating costs, creating healthy daylight spaces and a reducing impact on the environment we all share.

By combining time proven sustainable techniques like building orientation, storm water collection and thermal mass with high tech innovations such as high performance envelopes and renewable energy systems we can create buildings that improve our environment on local and global scale.

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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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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Thompson Residences

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

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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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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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Adidas canada head office

The design reflects adidas’ global business in the sporting goods industry, facilitating continually changing workplace requirements with their dynamic and collaborative work style.

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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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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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Gore Meadows Community Centre and Library

Sustainable design strategies and systems have been utilized to ensure the facility will achieve LEED Silver certification.

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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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Halton Hills Public Library Acton Branch

ZAS’ design of the interior is welcoming to all, acting as a public living room for the community.

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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Head Office at the Air Canada Centre

MLSE challenged ZAS to develop a state-of-the-art interior environment.

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Whirlpool Canada Offices

Key design elements of the signage required unique design strategies that were integrated with the interior design of the key spaces.

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BILLY BISHOP AIRPORT

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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Churchill Meadows Library & Community Centre

ZAS completed the signage wayfinding system for the Library and Community Centre.

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Siemens Canada Head Office

The design features contemporary, minimalist design, high tech AV equipment, and reflective finishes.


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Scott library, second floor york university

These new library spaces provide a transformation from a “house for books” to a “house for learners”, and acknowledge the distinctive role of the library as the key learning environment beyond the classroom.

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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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Bank of montreal guildford

During the design, ZAS routinely met with the client to discuss important aspects of the project to ensure new BMO Retail Design Standards were adhered to.

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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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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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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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Burnhamthorpe Branch Library & Cultural Centre

Apart from accommodating program additions and functional improvements, we enhanced
the building’s street presence and provided spatial identity.

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