studio vaaro

We are a Toronto based Architecture Office that seeks to re-imagine conventional building typologies through the investigation of program, spatial opportunities, local materials and construction techniques. We do not associate with any specific aesthetic, style or doctrine, and so view each project as a unique design opportunity to be shaped by research, context, client workshops and cost. Working both independently and in collaboration with other design offices, we embrace the challenge of achieving singular projects, at any scale or degree of complexity.


Founder & Principal

Aleris has worked in numerous award-winning offices in Los Angeles, Switzerland and Hong Kong. Most recently, she worked over three years for Pritzker prize winning office Herzog & De Meuron on Hong Kong's M+ museum, with a special focus on Landscape and Concrete construction. 

Aleris graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in Psychology. She earned her Masters degree in Architecture at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Aleris teaches at the University of Toronto’s Daniels School of Architecture and at the Ryerson School of Interior Design.

Photo Credit:  Genevieve Caron

Photo Credit: Genevieve Caron