John Tong (B. Architecture from the University of Toronto 1992), prior to establishing +tongtong, was designer and co-founding principal of the design firm 3rd Uncle design inc. from 1993 to 2012. John has won numerous design awards and earned international recognition. His work has been featured in publications and books and has exhibited at the Venice Biennale, MOMA, CCA in Montreal, Design Exchange and The Interior Design Show. He is on the advisory board for Institute without Boundaries and on the Board of Directors for The Toronto Theatre Center. At 3rd Uncle, John was principal in charge and designer for clients and award winning projects which include The Drake Hotel, W Hotel Hoboken, Shorefast Inn Fogo Island, Art Gallery of Ontario, Bata Shoe Museum, Evergreen Brick Works, MTV Canada, IKEA, Palmer Jarvis DDB, Lowe Roche, Ogilvy and Mather, Dove Unilever, Estee Lauder, MAC cosmetics, Ray Cevillo Salon and Spa, Joseph Mimram, Lululemon, Lileo in the Distillery, Teknion, Miele Canada, Audi Canada, Interior Design Show, and numerous condominium developments and private residences.