Fraser Plaxton is an intern architect and designer at SvN. He holds a undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Waterloo and a M.Arch degree from Dalhousie University where his thesis focused on the agency of architecture in the contemporary context of the indigenous communities of Northern Ontario. His academic work demonstrates an ambition to engage architecture not only as the practice of designing buildings but as an analytical framework for tackling large urban issues, working at multiple scales and engaging research in a multi-disciplinary way. Through his design-build projects developing experimental wood structures, Fraser also brings a keen interest in materiality and structural research to the office.
Previous to joining SvN, Fraser has gained a broad range of professional experience both in Canada and abroad. He has worked in architectural practices in Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton, Vancouver, New York as well as Cape Town, South Africa. While the design work and methods have varied throughout, the common thread continues to be a focus on approaching design as a vehicle for developing stronger communities.