GBCA Architects is pleased to announce the expansion of the firm’s management team with the appointment of three Principals – Robert Brough, Sharon Vattay and Carlos Morell. The new leadership roles taken on by Rob, Sharon and Carlos will better position our team of talented specialists to deliver quality architectural and heritage services. In addition, Dorota Lobanowska has been appointed to the role of Controller.

Senior Principal, Christopher Borgal, announced the restructuring and appointments in January 2019. These appointments recognize the contributions that Rob, Sharon and Carlos have each made to their respective specialties in the field of heritage conservation practice.

Robert Brough has been the Vice President of GBCA for ten years. He has 35 years of experience in various aspects of architecture, as an architect and as a client, and has extensive experience in conservation from the inception of his career. His project portfolio includes the North Toronto Station / LCBO flagship store at Yonge and Summerhill, the Bruce County Museum and Archives in Southampton Ontario, and Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives (PAMA) in Brampton. Robert is involved in all of GBCA’s projects.

Sharon Vattay joined the firm as an Associate in 2008. Her Ph.D. in architectural history, coupled with her professional experience in heritage conservation, has been leveraged to help guide GBCA clients through complex heritage projects, lending analytical skills to interdisciplinary and cross-practice assignments. Sharon’s portfolio of work at the firm includes all stages of projects from assessments and evaluations, to conservation strategies and management plans, and her leadership skills will enhance the firm’s ability to meet the needs of our valued clients.

Carlos Morell has been with GBCA for over a decade. Trained as an architect in his native Cuba, Carlos brought to the firm a wealth of knowledge in materials conservation. He has worked in heritage for over 20 years. Carlos’s contributions to a wide range of projects at GBCA has steadily grown over the course of his tenure, and he currently oversees projects from preconstruction, through construction, providing technical advice for heritage-related issues.

Dorota Lobanowska has been with GBCA since 2014 and has played an expanding administrative role during this time. She has recently been named as Controller in recognition of her senior role within the company, and is a member of the GBCA management team.

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Our offices will close Friday, December 21, 2018 at 5pm and reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 9am.

We wish you the best for the holidays!

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GBCA wants to congratulate stained glass artist Eve Guinan of EGD Glass for receiving the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario’s 2018 James D. Strachan Award for Craftsmanship. Eve has been working with GBCA over the past few years on the Massey Music Hall project, surveying all of the original stained glass windows. And currently, in conjunction with Vitreous Glass, EGD has been retained to undertake the restoration of close to 100 stained glass windows, which will be returned to the hall when it reopens in 2020.

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