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John MacDonald Architect

We provide dedicated and focused care for your project, communicating with you each step of the way. We explore your goals with inspiring design that constructs excellence within your community.



Founded in 1995, John MacDonald Architect (JMA) believes that good design begins with thorough exploration of the project context. Our Kitchener design studio actively seeks out expertise and opportunities for collaboration in an open, engaging environment, resulting in creative and innovative solutions specific to each project. JMA has developed a well-organized process that allows client and design team to work collaboratively toward commonly developed goals throughout the life of the project.


This project-centred approach has led us to develop JMA's Building Systems Approach, a quality control tool that ensures building systems are fully integrated into the design of every project from the very start. Our broader and more holistic look at all building systems in response to the project's needs and requirements is what makes our design studio unique.


“ A good city is like a good party - people stay longer than really necessary, because they are enjoying themselves.”


— Jan Gehl 



Contact Us

Public Utilties Commission Building 

195 King St W, Suite 202 

Kitchener, ON, Canada N2G 1B1

Telephone: +1 (519) 579-1700

Email: [email protected]

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm