Drew Sinclair is a Principal of SvN and internationally recognized for his leadership as an architect and urban designer for projects ranging in scale from award-winning residential projects to large-scale infrastructure planning initiatives. He leads the firm's housing and institutional practice areas and regularly speaks and writes about design excellence in the contemporary city.
Drew's leadership on projects include the 300,000 sq.m. 675 Progress Avenue redevelopment in Toronto, two student residences for Ryerson University, the KACST Photonics Laboratory Building in Riyadh, the Thompson Industrial Skills and Trades Training Centre, and the Victory Soya Mills Silo Master Plan for Toronto's waterfront. He is also leading several important projects for faith-based communities throughout the Greater Toronto Area and Ottawa. Drew’s work has proven instrumental in shaping large-scale planning initiatives relating to mobility, housing and community development. Related projects include the Infrastructure Ontario Integrated Transit-Oriented Development Strategy, Shoppers World Master Plan in Brampton and the Sinaloa Regional Development Master Plan in Sinaloa, Mexico.
A recipient of the Canada Council's Prix de Rome for Emerging Practitioners, he is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Toronto where he won the Heather Reisman Gold Medal in Design upon graduation from the master's program in architecture. Drew has served on City of Vaughan's Design Review Panel, an advisor to the Toronto Society of Architects Executive Council, and teaches at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design at the University of Toronto.