BNKC Newsletter – Summer 2020


Project Update
Hoarding Reveal at 77 Wade




Colourful construction hoarding is now up at 77 Wade Ave. You can keep up with the latest project news at our website and follow the project on Instagram @junctionaccordingtowade.




In addition to renders showing the building, the hoarding features the work of local artists like Jieun June Kim (top) and Maren Boedeker (bottom). 77 Wade’s graphic identity was created by Stokely Design Associates Inc.,




Check out this cool time-lapse video, shot from the roof of neighbourhood coffee purveyor Propeller, and created by Groovenotic Industries.





Speaker Spotlight
Jonathan King to speak at Advancing Mass Timber




Interested in learning more about mass timber? Advancing Mass Timber will unite owners, designers, contractors, and timber manufacturers to network, collaborate and benchmark best practices for mass timber.

September 29, 11:40 AM PT (2:40 PM ET) – BNKC’s Jonathan King and Blackwell Engineering’s Cory Zurell will share the hybrid solution that helped navigate complex code restrictions at 77 Wade Avenue.

Sign-up to join this virtual conference at





In the News
Filling a Void on The Danforth + More




It’s been a busy time for press and media coverage of BNKC projects. Check out these recent articles:

National Post – On the Map – Filling a void on The Danforth
On the Map profiles new developments. In this issue, journalist Matthew Hague speaks with our client, Katalyst Real Estate, to learn more about the project shaping up at 2720 Danforth Ave.  Read more

REMI Network COVID-19’s Impact on Multi-Res Building Design
Jonathan King ponders the future of apartment design in this article from Remi Network. “The main drivers are aesthetics, durability, life-cycle costs, flexibility — and now infection control in the wake of COVID-19,”  Read more

National Post – The Dawn of a New Hipsturbia
Will rising costs and COVID cause a mass migration of younger people to the suburbs? Jonathan King and Amit Sofer from TVM Group reveal buyers of East City Condo were not the empty-nesters they were expecting.  Read more

National Post – Making a Better Balcony
A return to warmer weather is igniting a conversation about how we can improve outdoor spaces through design. National Post spoke with Jonathan King about BNKC’s approach  at the NOMiC project.  Read more





Good News

Oh Canada!




BNKC BIM Specialist, Daniel Garnier, was officially sworn-in as a Canadian citizen earlier this month. The ceremony was hosted online due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop Daniel from making the most of the event.




Daniel came to Canada in 2009 to study Architectural Technology at George Brown College. With a growing career and loving Canadian partner, Daniel decided to make Canada his permanent home. In his own words…

“After arriving in Canada, I felt comfortable participating in an open and welcoming society, and in a few years, it already felt like home. I wanted to be a citizen to formalize my commitment to my new home and be able to vote and travel the world as a Canadian.”

Congratulations Daniel! Canada is lucky to have you!





Look at us Grow!




Last week, we introduced you to our new Associate, Vaughn Miller. Vaughn’s the most recent member of our team, but not the only new face at BNKC.

We’ve been quietly growing and adding amazing talent to our team. It’s time you got acquainted with all the people who make up our BNKC family.

It’s nice to meet you!




Chelsea Campbell | Intern Architect

Daniel Garnier | BIM Specialist

David Cloutier | Project Manager

Elie Newman | Principal

Farah Manley | Intern Architect

James Janzer | Dir. Digital Practice | Sr. PM

Jesika Steprans | Project Manager

Jonathan King | Principal

Kate Watanabe | BD & Marketing Manager

Madieh Mousavi | Intern Architect

Mehreen Mujib | Project Architect

Miriam Altamiranda | Project Architect

Natalia Bakaeva | Architect

Sajith Sabanadesan | Intern Architect

Sandra John-Baptiste | Executive Assistant

Steven de Boyrie | Intern Architect

Tyler Malone | Project Designer

Vanness McCormack | Finance | Office Manager

Vaughn Miller | Associate | Project Manager

Wai Fung Chan | Senior Project Architect

Angelo Caranci | Principal Emeritus

Joseph Bogdan | Principal Emeritus

Are you interested in joining our team? We’re always on the lookout for good people. Connect with us on our careers page.


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