SvN appoints Sam Dufaux as Design Director

SvN is excited to welcome Sam Dufaux as the new Design Director at SvN. Prior to joining SvN, Sam was an Associate Principal at WORKac in New York City, where he led many public sector, commercial and residential projects. Notable work includes Kew Gardens Hills Library in Queens, Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York and the Edible Schoolyards at PS7 and PS216.

Sam’s international experience and his playful design sensibilities will help SvN ensure design excellence is being achieved in both architecture and urban design projects. Sam recently moved to Toronto from New York with his wife and four year old daughter. He is spending his time discovering the city and the great Canadian winter, and so far has not been disappointed!

Notable Projects:

  • Kew Gardens Hills Library – Queens, NY
  • Edible Schoolyard at PS7 and PS216, East Harlem and Brooklyn – New York, NY
  • Wieden+Kennedy NY Offices – New York, NY
  • New Holland Island Cultural Masterplan – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Children’s Museum of the Arts – New York, NY
  • Nature City, “Foreclosed: Re-Housing the American Dream” Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art – New York, NY
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We offer a full range of architecture, interior design, programming and construction management services for commercial and retail projects, especially within mixed-use developments. Our flexible designs focus on user experience and the creation of environments that reflect the culture and identity of our clients.
We help institutions fulfill their cultural mandate, and remain closely connected within their community, during periods of economic and social change. We take a comprehensive approach to the design, restoration and funding of public buildings and spaces, facilitating cultural partnerships and making efficient and productive use of space and resources.
We prepare comprehensive plans for new communities ranging from high-density urban infill projects in areas subject to intensification, through to responsible greenfield development. Starting with an assessment of the local environment, we develop plans and designs that build on the history of the site, while identifying opportunities for sustainable growth.
Housing is a core focus of our business. We design innovative and adaptable buildings and master plans that respond to the immediate and future housing needs of diverse communities and all levels of income. We have a history of initiating and realizing housing projects that fill critical gaps in the market, and that are sensitive and adaptable to evolving cultures and contexts.