Design that works.

We believe that exceptional architecture, art, and design transform how we live. We combine practical problem solving with a passion for improving the built environment. We are a Toronto based architecture and design firm.

We Listen.

DWA believes in the fundamental importance of careful listening. Our clients are our partners. It’s our job to understand their underlying needs and motivations and translate them into design that works.

We Understand.

DWA believes that exceptional design is intimately connected to performance, practicality, and good results. We take pride in our proficiency. We do not propose ideas that will not work.

We Deliver.

DWA provides service across every phase of project delivery. We provide detailed planning and building tools to help ensure a smooth process at every step. We follow through with thoroughness and rigour.


Established in 2011, DWA provides a wide range of services based on our broad experience in interior and architectural design across multiple sectors. We are a full-service architectural practice, working through all phases of planning, design and construction. Technically fluent and equipped with a very strong production capacity, we are immersed in leading edge discussions around urban issues, construction practices and emerging technology, and we consult on a wide range of topics related to design, including accessibility, heritage, real estate, condition assessments, building envelope and master planning. Through our network, we have access to leading experts, clients, consultants, contractors and trade specialists.

Our experience across a range of sectors is described below.

Commercial Projects:

Retail, office, industrial, entertainment, hospitality.

Residential Projects:

Custom homes, multi-family residences.

Public Sector Projects:

Public art, healthcare, heritage, transportation, cultural, religious buildings.


Principal Architect
Tel. +1.416.814.9251
Email: michael@designworkshop.ca

Tel. +1.416.814.9253
Email: dana@designworkshop.ca