Jonathan King | AA Dipl, OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Architectural Association School of Architecture, UK, 1995
Bachelor of Arts, University of Western Ontario, 1989
Ontario Association of Architects
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
LEED Accredited Professional
“Above all else, my responsibility is to nurture a supportive environment – one in which our teams are free to explore through design.”
Jonathan’s favourite part of BNKC is its diversity – of both its projects and people. In fact, the history of the firm is consistent with his own. In his 24 years of experience he’s led a myriad of institutional, multi-res, cultural, and healthcare projects. What they all have in common are complex challenges that he’s keen to tackle. Jonathan believes being a generalist makes him a better architect and problem solver and that learning new things means being able to apply ideas learned in one sector to another. That kind of cross pollination makes for better projects.
Jonathan’s design approach is all about the right fit. He believes an appropriate response is achieved by acknowledging a project’s context. Understanding this and using a consistent approach through the project results in harmonious outcomes. Jonathan’s gift for connecting with clients, consultants, and stakeholders makes the project journey truly enjoyable.
As a principal, Jonathan knows that trusting his team is key to being a good leader. And that’s what he does on the daily. He empowers teams and individuals to do what they do best – providing equal parts motivation, mentorship, and monitoring to keep projects headed in the right direction. Above all, Jonathan gets a kick out of the whip-smart discourse that permeates BNKC’s design culture and he works intrepidly to create an environment in which ideas can evolve.