Studio North is a Calgary-based practice dedicated to the craft of building community. Their work includes an award-winning CNC-designed outdoor dining hall arch that is both modular and sits lightly on the landscape, a “dream/dive” platform that serves as an outdoor cabin on a riverbank, and a number of acclaimed laneway houses. Their public art installations include Parallax installed for Nuit Blanche Toronto and an installation in.side.out for Harbourfront Centre in Toronto that explores the openings and thresholds that frame perceptions of interior and exterior space. Studio North has been recognized as a young creative force by NYC Art Director’s Club, and an Emerging Designer Award by the Toronto-based Design Exchange.
Matthew Kennedy is a designer, artist and maker with a curiosity for materials and production process. Awarded the Rossetti Travel Fellowship in 2011, Matt researched compact housing typologies in Japan, and has received recognition for his thesis work focused on developing a strategy for laneway housing.
Mark Erickson studied drawing and sculpture and has an affinity for learning through making with his hands. He has worked in London, UK, and Vancouver and has taught architectural technology at the University of The Gambia, Banjul, West Africa. Both have a Masters of Architecture from Dalhousie University in Halifax, where they met.