Project Architect


With a focus on the health, seniors’ housing and education sectors, some of

Oliver’s recent planning and design projects include the $24 million Baker Centre

Retirement and Long Term Care Addition and Renovation, Durham College’s $40

million Centre for Collaborative Education, and UOIT’s $39 million New Student

and Academic Building. Oliver’s work is founded in a desire to obtain a deep

understanding of programmatic and cultural nuances of his projects. Before

starting Architecture Counsel, Oliver served as Senior Planner for Educational

Consulting Services (ECS) and in private practice as Project Architect for largescale

infrastructure projects in across Canada. He has specific expertise in

adapting existing and heritage buildings to serve new functions and sat on the

Board of The Architectural Conservancy of Ontario and the Society for College

and University Planners. Oliver also takes particular interest in aging in place as

well as the relationship between social, informal and formal academic spaces

and how pedagogy and new technologies can inform the design and planning of

university and college buildings.

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