al·che·my  /ˈalkəmē/  noun

a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination;

the process of taking something ordinary and turning it into something extraordinary, sometimes in a way that cannot be explained

Our Story

Established in 2005, MOSS SUND Architects is a boutique architecture firm located in the bustling Leslieville neighbourhood of Toronto, that specializes in modern, environmentally conscious design.  Led by principals Carolyn Moss and Simona Sund, the firm’s work and reputation now spans the country.

The creative team brings a synergy of experience, ingenuity and collaboration to your project. Whether designing a wellness center, a medical facility, a commercial building or a custom home, the underlying goal remains the same: to leverage our creative skills and network of consultants and contractors to create the best possible solution for our clients.

For each project we take a wide range of input, from client vision and budget, to building codes, materials, energy efficiency, zoning by-laws, building science and constructability and bring them together to create what seems like an effortless, elegant outcome – it’s architectural alchemy and it’s what we love to do.

Grounded in expertise and driven by passion, the MOSS SUND team are engaged in every aspect of the project, from pre-design to permit and contract applications through to construction and hand-over.  Friendly and easy to work with, meticulous and focused, we are committed to the success of your project.

MOSS SUND is proud of the work we have done for our clients over the years and look forward to working with you on your project!

Conscious

(Kon-Shuhs)

Adjective

Fully aware and respectful of all constraints, possibilities and impact on stakeholders and  very importantly, the environment.

Creative

(Kree-ey-tiv)

Adjective

Creativiy is in our lifeblood. It runs through our veins. From design to unique challenges and potential of each project, we are fueled to not only overcome but to inspire.

Collaborative

(Kuh-lab-uh-rey-tiv)

Adjective

Collaboration is essential to great design. We uniquely navigate priorities to ensure all objectives are positively achieved.

Committed

(Kuh-mit-id)

Adjective

Bound or obligated to a person or thing, as by pledge or assurance; devoted.

The Team

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Carolyn Moss

Co-Founder, Principal Architect

B.Arch, OAA, LEED AP, GRP

20 years of experience

Expertise in designing functional, beautiful buildings with a focus on sustainable design

Lover of family time at the cottage – sailing, swimming, chopping wood and doing jigsaw puzzles!

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Simona Sund

Co-Founder, Principal Architect

BESc, B.Arch, OAA, NLAA, SSA, MAA, AAA, AIBC, LEED AP

20 years of experience

Expertise in healthcare, retail and commercial projects that are smart, practical and inviting spaces while also aesthetically and practical in fast-paced demanding environments.

Lover of city living, road biking and cryptic crossword puzzles. One day she hopes to travel to Antarctica.

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Paul Gorrie

Senior Project Manager

Arch, B.Sc. (Arch), MRAIC, LEED AP

Senior Project Manager

Extensive experience leading collaborative design teams for institutional, residential, and conservation authority projects

Lover of spending time with his family at the cottage, cabinet making, downhill skiing, cycling and good coffee. Though no longer part of the 80’s hair band scene, he still enjoys playing guitar with his band. 

 

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Laura Liu

Project Manager

Arch, RA, LEED GA

Experienced Project Lead.

Adeptly manages complicated renovation projects with an organization prowess and track record for understanding existing construction details and integrating them with current programmatic needs, building codes, materials, and new construction

Lover of road running, visiting exhibitions and installations, thrifting for treasure, and exploring cities.

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Nicole Li

Architectural Designer

BArchSc

Recent graduate

Works alongside the Principals and Project managers on residential, healthcare and commercial projects in all phases of a project, from design to construction.

AutoCAD, REVIT, 3D renderer and video walk-thru wizard with great attention to detail that helps clients visualize their space prior to construction.

Lover of embroidery, collecting postcards and biographically hosting an Instagram account for her dog.

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Victoria Morwick

Office Manager

B.A.

Cornerstone for all operational administration and business development

Lover of camping, road trips with the kids, book clubs and anything British!