Maya Desai

Maya Desai

Maya Desai

Moriyama Teshima Architects

Maya D. Desai

Interim Graduate Program Director, Design for Health | Assistant Professor  | OCAD University 

Senior Urban Designer  | Moriyama Teshima Architects

Dimitra Papantonis

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Dimitra Papantonis

Williamson Williamson

M.Arch, OAA


Dimitra Papantonis is a registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects, and is an Architect at Williamson Williamson. She received a Master of Architecture from Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours double majoring in Architectural Design and Economics from the University of Toronto. Dimitra's research and interests are in housing, historical development of spaces, and typologies. She has lead and worked on a variety of projects including residential, commercial, and mixed use.
 

Sonia Ramundi

Sonia Ramundi

Willaimson Williamson

M. Arch, OAA


Sonia is a registered architect and Senior Associate at Williamson Williamson Inc. Sonia is known for her critical insight and attention to detail and is key to conceptual development within the office. Since joining the team in 2015 she has led various master planning, retail interior, and residential projects, including the office addition above Pilot Coffee’s roastery and flagship location in Toronto. She is currently the project lead on various commercial interior fit-outs and a residence overlooking the Bluffs. Prior to joining Williamson Williamson Inc. Sonia worked in offices in Los Angeles and Toronto as a project designer on various institutional projects as well as award winning high-end interiors and residential projects.

Sonia believes strongly in the importance of mentorship, both inside and outside of the office. As an Executive Member of BEAT (Building Equality in Architecture Toronto) Sonia contributes to the Dinner Series and Annual Leadership Seminar as she sees them as vehicles for promoting networking, mentorship, and therefore retention in the field.

Melanie Rank

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Melanie Rank

Quadrangle

Melanie Rank

Associate, B.Arch., OAA, LEED AP

Melanie’s expertise in both the design and administrative sides of project development enables her to guide significant proposals through their complex incipient phases.

Melanie began at Quadrangle in 2000, working on all project phases, honing her skills in everything from client management to design detail and large-scale project analysis. Melanie then worked for two years as a Zoning Examiner at the City of Toronto’s Building Department, where she reviewed a wide array of proposals and immersed herself in the new harmonized Toronto bylaw and municipal approvals process. With this experience, Melanie returned to Quadrangle where she focuses on the beginning phases of projects, including feasibility studies, early concept development and zoning analysis, while also guiding projects through municipal planning stages. Melanie’s knowledge is an asset to her colleagues throughout the firm, both in advising on zoning challenges and developing Quadrangle’s consolidated zoning statistics template, ensuring firm-wide consistency and completeness. Melanie’s projects include the renovation of the BMW Head Office, the Bloor and The East Mall redevelopment, 89-101 Roehampton Avenue and Quadrangle’s comprehensive redesign of the mixed-use Yonge Sheppard Centre