Sonia Ramundi

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Sonia Ramundi

Williamson Williamson

MArch, OAA


BEAT Managing Director

The BEAT Managing Director is responsible for leading the organization . They are to guide the team in the interest of the advisory committee, executive committee and the board of directors. The director is responsible for coordinating necessary resources for events and projects organized by BEAT, as well as assure the organization is working towards its long-term and short-term goals.

Sonia Ramundi, OAA, M.Arch

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.


Rachel Cyr

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Rachel Cyr

KPMB Architects

BID

Rachel Cyr joined KPMB Architects as a designer in 2011, and has contributed to a diverse range of the studio’s notable academic, corporate and institutional projects. Her projects have included the offices of Gluskin Sheff & Associates in Toronto and the Fort York Branch Library, as well as the LEED Gold targeted Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building and Louis A. Simpson International Building in the former Frick Chemistry Lab at Princeton University. She is currently the associate-in-charge of the corporate workplace design for a New York City headquarters, and is also actively involved in the renovation of Robertson Hall at Princeton University, and the Bay Adelaide Centre North Tower in Toronto’s Financial District.

Rachel has conducted significant research into workplace design trends which she leverages into KPMB’s interiors mandates. She is a member of KPMB’s Corporate Social Responsibility Steering Committee and is a Founding Executive Committee Member of BEAT (Building Equality in Architecture Toronto).

Dimitra Papantonis

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Dimitra Papantonis

Williamson Williamson

M.Arch, OAA


Dimitra 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.

Her research and interests are in housing, historical development of spaces, and typologies. She has led and worked on a variety of complex projects including residential, commercial, and mixed use. Dimitra has a keen understanding of the city of Toronto’s zoning by-laws and Ontario building code making her adept at shaping buildings that abide by current standards while meeting the needs of the client. Her most recent projects include a mixed commercial residential building, with a focus on multi-generational living, and the second phase of a Midwives Clinic.

As a Founding Executive Committee Member of BEAT, Dimitra has focused on the annual Seminar which provides recent graduates and young professionals exposure to more experienced members in the industry.