Gabriel Fain Architects is a young and energetic multi-disciplinary design office operating within the fields of architecture and urbanism. The office is now urgently focusing on mid-rise and high-rise residential buildings at various scales including rental housing, affordable housing and condo buildings. Current projects seek to use technologies of mass-timber construction and other ecological approaches to building design and construction in order to reach net-zero by 2030.
Many of the firm’s projects are strategically focused on the so-called ‘missing middle.’ This includes several infill projects geared towards addressing Toronto’s housing crisis with modestly sized buildings that fit within established neighbourhoods. The office has also been a leader in promoting the new typology of laneway housing with a number of completed projects around the city. Other projects include several large-scale urban developments throughout the GTA, including a one million square foot urban mixed-use commercial office complex focused on health and wellbeing.
Principal Architect Gabriel Fain is a licensed Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects. He graduated from the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto with a Master of Architecture degree where he was awarded the prestigious Heather M. Reisman Gold Medal in Design. Gabriel is a frequent guest critic at the Daniels Faculty and a regular contributor to Canadian Architect Magazine. The office has been featured in several publications including Azure, Designlines Magazine and the Globe and Mail.
Gabriel Fain Architects Inc. uses the most advanced building information modelling tools including Revit 2022 for seamless coordination with consultants. The office has the capacity to prepare detailed interior design, 3d concept, building permit, tender and construction drawings.