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Steven Paynter, OAA, ARB

Design Resilience Leader, Studio Director, Principal

Steven’s leadership has been instrumental in the firm’s continued growth in the Toronto market. As a Studio Director at Gensler’s Toronto office, Steven oversees a studio of 40+ architects and designers with responsibility for projects that span large-scale master planning, complex adaptive reuse and repositioning projects, and new, ground-up buildings. As a Design Resilience Leader for the firm’s Northeast region, he guides thought leadership and market position around the most pressing challenges facing landlords and developers.

Steven brings a wealth of experience in building design, delivery, and construction, with a focus on the office, residential, and retail sectors. As a project architect for several large projects, he has been responsible throughout the design process, from conceptual design through to delivery on site. Working with a wide range of clients, Steven pushes himself and his team to ensure that the environments they create continue to develop and improve, so that the final product inspires and enhances the experience of the end user.


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