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Alistair Grierson

Associate, OAA

Originally from Port Perry, Ontario, Alistair Grierson joined KPMB in 2016. Drawn to architecture and the art of making early in life, his path to KPMB included a position at the University of Toronto’s architecture school (where he completed his master’s degree) as a teaching assistant.

Upon graduating, he worked alongside acclaimed artist An Te Liu as a studio assistant and he designed models and displays for the Italy Under Construction architecture exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute in Toronto. Alistair’s passion for making and iterating collaboratively to manifest a vision underpins his approach to architecture.

Since joining the firm, he has worked on projects including The Brearley School in Manhattan, the modernization of the Jenny Belzberg Theatre at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, the residential portfolio for Kindred Works, and most recently, the transformation of Arts Commons in Calgary. Contributing to all project phases, from concept design through to contract administration, Alistair works effectively and rigorously to ensure decisions and deliverables are duly managed and communicated clearly and creatively with all partners, consultants, and clients.

His zeal for making and sharing extends beyond project work, to sculpture and bronze casting classes and volunteering for the Toronto Society of Architects.

“Creativity, rigorous organization, and effective communication from concept to realization builds trust.”

Mohamed El Amrani - Dirk Nowotka