Brian Curtner

Toronto, Ontario / Canada

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Brian Curtner
As one of the founding principals of Quadrangle, Brian believes strongly that a hands-on team approach to architecture and project management is crucial to both creative design and the success of the business. Previously a founding partner in Curtner Brown Architects, Brian merged his firm with Klein Taylor Goldsmith Limited to create Quadrangle in 1986.
His expertise in adaptive reuse projects and retail environments has made him a strong leader for many of the firm’s complex team projects. Currently, Brian is principal-in-charge of transforming one of the City’s most critical transit intersections in the Yonge Sheppard Centre, which integrates over 37,000 sm of mixed-use space to feature a renewed retail program and a new 39-storey residential tower.
Brian was also the principal-in-charge on the Corus Quay building, bringing 11 dispersed offices and the Corus television and radio operations together into one new state of the art facility on Toronto’s waterfront. His other major projects have included: 130 Bloor Street West, an ultra-luxury condominium development built atop an existing modernist tower that was recognized by the Royal Architectural
Institute of Canada with an Innovation in Architecture award; BMW Toronto, the conversion of a six-storey structure into a modernist glass-clad showroom for BMW Canada; and State Street Financial, the renovation and update of the landmark 1950s-era former Revenue Canada headquarters.
Since the start of his career, Brian has held several prominent positions on boards of directors and was Chairman of the Toronto Society of Architects. In 2010, Brian was honoured by his peers with an
induction into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Brian, who is registered in most of the provinces across Canada, holds a diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, as well as an RIBA Part II.
“There is no challenge more exciting
than taking an old structure and turning it into something new in a way no one else could envision.”
Brian  Curtner
Brian Curtner

As one of the founding principals of Quadrangle, Brian believes strongly that a hands-on team approach to architecture and project management is crucial to both creative design and the success of the business. Previously a founding partner in Curtner Brown Architects, Brian merged his firm with Klein Taylor Goldsmith Limited to create Quadrangle in 1986. His expertise in adaptive reuse projects and retail environments has made him a strong leader for many of the firm’s complex team projects. Currently, Brian is principal-in-charge of transforming one of the City’s most critical transit intersections in the Yonge Sheppard Centre, which integrates over 37,000 sm of mixed-use space to feature a renewed retail program and a new 39-storey residential tower. Brian was also the principal-in-charge on the Corus Quay building, bringing 11 dispersed offices and the Corus television and radio operations together into one new state of the art facility on Toronto’s waterfront. His other major projects have included: 130 Bloor Street West, an ultra-luxury condominium development built atop an existing modernist tower that was recognized by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada with an Innovation in Architecture award; BMW Toronto, the conversion of a six-storey structure into a modernist glass-clad showroom for BMW Canada; and State Street Financial, the renovation and update of the landmark 1950s-era former Revenue Canada headquarters. Since the start of his career, Brian has held several prominent positions on boards of directors and was Chairman of the Toronto Society of Architects. In 2010, Brian was honoured by his peers with an induction into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Brian, who is registered in most of the provinces across Canada, holds a diploma from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, as well as an RIBA Part II. “There is no challenge more exciting than taking an old structure and turning it into something new in a way no one else could envision.”