Since being established in 1971, Stafford Haensli Architects Incorporated (SHA) has enjoyed a steady pattern of growth and achievement to become one of Ontario’s recognized architectural design firms with a particular focus on the Design and Construction of Educational Facilities, delivering quality-oriented, diversified and personal service. The firm was incorporated in 1989 creating conditions for employee transfer of ownership and sustainable growth of the firm into an employee owned corporation.
Company Size & Employee Resources
Stafford Haensli Architects Inc. presently employs 12 full time staff members, including 3-OAA registered Architects. Our firm encompasses three professional/technical disciplines including Architectural, Engineering and Interior Design.
Stafford Haensli Architects Incorporated holds a Certificate of Practice from the Ontario Association of Architects. Our key staff are active licensed members of the Ontario Association of Architects, Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Construction Specifications Institute, Toronto Society of Architects, Member of Greenpeace Canada, Humber College Architectural Advisory Committee and Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO).
Stafford Haensli Architects Incorporated is a firm of Architects, operating under Ontario Association of Architects Certificate of Practice No. 1754. Stafford Haensli Architects carries Commercial and General Liability Insurance of $5 million, as well as Professional Liability Insurance (errors and omissions, etc.) of $2 million single / $4 million aggregate. We will be pleased to submit copies of our Certificate of Practice and/or Insurance Certificates upon request.
Stafford Haensli Architects Incorporated fully understands the issues of confidentiality and deploys our own internal procedures to keep Client information safe as well as project information entrusted to our team by our Clients. All of our externally accessible servers are protected through 128 bit encryption (strongest SSL presently available) and all portable computing devices are not connectable to our Servers unless with a dedicated (node to node) connection. Furthermore all sensitive project information is channeled only through our team’s in-house senior staff and shareholders in order to assure proper care and management of project information.
Conflict of Interest
Our team declares that there are no situations that may be reasonably perceived as a conflict of interest that exist now or may exist in the future in regards to the submission of this Request for Proposal.
Prompt Response to Assignments
Stafford Haensli Architects Incorporated confirms that we possess the ability and commitment to respond to meetings, site visits and assignments within 1 hour of notification. The combination of our close proximity to local highways along with our versatile project team members makes us capable of being available to the Toronto District School Board on various issues of your project.
Community and User Group
Our team welcomes the participation of all stakeholders, local community members, trustees and staff from the Board and considers them to be a valuable addition to the overall team. We believe that with a proper forum the overall team can be united into an important creative body shaping the design of the schools and the proposed additions. In addition, it is our intention to specifically adapt to the local conditions and unique character of the site.
Experience Recognition of our Team - Design Excellence Awards
Stafford Haensli Architects’ projects as well as our projects with associated architects have received recognition from a variety of agencies through various Local, Provincial as well as International Design Award Programs.
To name a few: OAA 2005 Award*, Award of Distinction Energy Efficient Savings, National Post “Design Exchange Award”, City of Guelph - 2006 Excellence in Urban Design