Associate, Urban Design
Klaudia Biala is a Senior Urban Designer and Intern Architect with over 15 years of experience. Her work focuses on the design of public open spaces, streetscapes, and the integration of landscape, urban design and architecture. She has worked on both local and international projects that have changed and invigorated communities and created new public usage of open spaces while encouraging economic and cultural development.
Klaudia holds a Bachelor of Architecture (five year professional degree) from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Architecture from the Tokyo University of the Arts. She is the recipient of the prestigious Monbukagakusho Scholarship as well as the Canada Council for the Arts’ J.B.C. Watkins Award in Architecture. In her years of practice she has also worked on projects in art, architecture, and material development both practically and academically. Notable projects include: the development of a moisture reactive and kinetic seamless skin utilizing nano-fibres and three-dimensional weaving techniques for a solar façade; events such as The Table Festival – a Hong Kong food and public art event; the design of buildings for the University of Toronto and University of Ottawa; as well as a variety of projects while at Moriyama and Teshima Planners, which focused on ecological systems analysis and preservation. Klaudia’s collective experience has resulted in an interdisciplinary approach to her practice; one that is focused on design knowledge and navigates between large and small scale problem solving.
Klaudia’s current projects include a new streetscape and LRT along Hurontario Street spanning 20 km from Mississauga to Brampton, a study to intensify Kingston Road in Pickering, the re-envisioning of Shoppers World in Brampton as a residential and office community, and the revitalization of a laneway in Yorkville.