The team, led by Dermot Sweeny, John Gillanders and Caroline Richard, sees every project as a partnership with clients to create better buildings, interior spaces, and cities.
Dermot, professional Architect and President/Founder of Sweeny&Co Architects Inc., is an industry innovator. He brings together buildingdesign, urban design, urban economics, real estate development, architecturalheritage and adaptive re-use to maximize the value of each of the firm’sproject for the benefit of Occupants and Owner’s alike.
Dermot has brought global and national corporations such asMicrosoft, Loblaw, TELUS, RBC Financial Group, RBC Dexia, and BMW to theforefront of sustainability. His commissions range from commercial officetowers, head offices, mixed-use and residential developments, academic institutions,to hospitality and retail interiors and transit oriented developments. Thisbroad base of clientele and project types is further served with real-estatedevelopment, financial proforma analysis, and development consulting andproject management.
Dermot’s passion for green building has put him at the headof a movement to design facilities that dramatically reduce carbon footprint,reinforce brand and increase profit, while exceeding standards in comfort andflexibility.
Caroline, a Principal at Sweeny &Co Architects Inc. since2008, has a portfolio that spans over 30 years and includes multi-residentialbuildings, office and retail that exemplify our firm’s coregoals—innovation, value and excellence in design. Caroline leads eachproject with an intricate understanding of approvals, design and complexconstruction. She leads the Residential Studio and multi-residential projectsincluding 11 Yorkville, Grenville and Grosvenor, 123 Portland, 125 GeorgeStreet, Harbour Plaza, 100 Lower Ossington, 83 Redpath, Twenty Gothic, Radiusand Maxus. Caroline brings a reflective approach to design and management,and her wisdom is admired by the team and valued by her clients.
An established industryleader and designer, John is an Architect and Principal of Sweeny &CoArchitects Inc. For over 30 years, he has provided design expertise forcommercial, industrial, residential, retail and hospitalityenvironments. John has led and managed prominent commercial officeprojects such as Portland Commons, Chartwell Head Office, 181 The West Mall, Bantrel Place in Calgary,RBC Centre in Toronto for the Royal Bank of Canada and Sun Life Tower, also in Toronto.His strong work ethic and talent is echoed in the success of award-winningprojects such as Microsoft Canada Headquarters, Loblaw Companies Limited Headquartersand 16 coveted design awards for Queen Richmond Centre West. In additionto architecture, John’s broad experience comprises master planning,interior design, furniture, and fixture design. His collaborative style and indepth knowledge bring enthusiasm and confidence to both clients and colleagues.