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 Masters 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 with the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), he co-founded AXIA Design Associates (formerly Atelier3AM) in 2010, and is developing a body of work that includes libraries, housing, temporary structures, cultural centres, and projects of urban revitalization. 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 Ryerson University’s Dept. of Architectural Science, and has lectured at universities in Berlin, Toronto, Napoli, Tunis, Istanbul, Halifax, Sardegna, and Ottawa. In 2017 he was appointed Associate Professor at Ryerson University’s School of Interior Design (RSID).
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