Taymoore Balbaa

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Associate Professor The Creative School School of Interior Design Toronto, Ontario taymoore@torontomu.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 553151

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Taymoore Balbaa is the recipient of 2 major national awards, the Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners and the Young Architect Award (awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the RAIC, respectively). He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo and won the 2004 R...

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Taymoore Balbaa is the recipient of 2 major national awards, the Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners and the Young Architect Award (awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts and the RAIC, respectively). He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Waterloo and won the 2004 RAIC Medal for his graduate thesis. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from Waterloo and also studied architecture at Universitá Gabrielle D’Annunzio in Pescara, Italy. A licensed architect in Canada (OAA) and in the European Union (TEE), he co-founded AXIA Design Associates in 2010, building a body of work that includes cultural centres, educational buildings, places of worship, infill housing, and social housing. Prior to this, he worked in the offices of Menis Arquitectos (Tenerife, Spain), KPMB Architects (Toronto, ON), Massimiliano Fuksas (Rome, Italy), HLW International (New York, NY) and, in 1998, assisted on the Parthenon Restoration Project (Athens, Greece).

At both graduate and undergraduate levels, Taymoore has taught at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design (University of Toronto), and at Toronto Metropolitan University’s (TMU) Department of Architectural Science. He has lectured at universities in Berlin, Toronto, Napoli, Tunis, Istanbul, Halifax, Sardegna and Ottawa. At TMU's School of Design since 2012, he was appointed Associate Professor in 2017.


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