Viktors graduated from the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture in 1981. He was awarded the Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship to conduct independent research in Switzerland and Italy. He subsequently taught at the University of Waterloo, School of Architecture's Rome Program and the Carleton University's Foreign Study Program.
Viktors is a founding partner of MJMA, and has helped to establish many of the firm's projects as nationally recognized models for a new form of hybrid sport and recreation building that brings together different user groups under one roof. Currently within the office, he plays a design leadership role, overseeing the development of the programming, site analysis, and concept design of projects.
Viktors has a unique expertise in aquatic and arena programming and planning. His experience in recreation design is comparable to few in the industry.
David is one of greater Toronto's most established architects in the design of public realm buildings. Educated in the East Coast with additional training in Europe, David brings a cross-Atlantic perspective and European urban design sensibility to the design of the firm's projects, producing some of the region's most innovative mixed-use and hybrid building projects. He has helped to create MJMA's celebrated portfolio of award-winning public buildings that have come to truly represent the social hearts of many cities and public institutions.
David earned a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now Dalhousie University) in 1981. Following graduation he spent a year as the campus design architect before receiving a fellowship from l'Institut National Superieur d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme in Belgium to study urban design with l'Atelier de Recherche et d'Action Urbaine in Brussels, the urban design projects group led by Leon Krier and Maurice Culot.
A founding partner of MJMA, over the past twenty-five years, David has established a body of work defined by design excellence and a commitment to elevating the public realm.
Andrew graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1989 with a Bachelor of Architecture, for which he was awarded the AIA Gold Medal for Academic Achievement. Upon graduation he joined MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects and became a partner in 2009.
Andrew's particular strength and interests lie in the technical aspects of the architectural process, including drawing documentation and building specifications. He has established an expertise in all facets of architectural production, from initial concept design, through to the completion of contract documents, and brings deep knowledge of material composition and richness of detailing. In addition to leading the drawing and contract documentation, Andrew typically provides in-house peer review to advance quality control of the project.
Robert graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1987 with a Bachelor of Architecture. He joined MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects in 1992, and became a partner in 2009.
Robert has worked on a variety of public projects over the past twenty years, with the design comfort and flexibility to navigate between the sports hall and the halls of academia. He is an experienced architect whose work demonstrates technical excellence and critical sensitivity to issues of landscape and sustainability. Within this breadth of experience, Robert brings approachable leadership and methodical management skills to all projects.
Robert is the firm's leading sustainability specialist and strongly advocates for green building principles in every project. Robert recently authored the article, "Sustainable Design of Recreation Facilities" for the Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine publication, which detailed best practices for energy and resource conservation in this challenging building typology. Under his leadership, MJMA recreation projects have paved the way for truly sustainable community building; with the Innisfil Recreation Complex being one of the first LEED certified aquatic sports complexes in Canada.
Raised in Vancouver and educated in Calgary, Ted provides distinctive West Coast design and environmental thoughtfulness to the firm's architectural discourse. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of British Columbia, a Masters of Architecture from the University of Calgary, and a Part 3 Certification from the University College London's Bartlett School of Architecture. Ted joined MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects in 1996 and became a partner in 2009.
Ted has led a broad scope of work including recreation facilities, residential design, and post-secondary academic projects. His design contribution has helped to initiate a new generation of public architecture, which show sympathy for heightening the user experience by engaging the site and neighborhood context, activating the pedestrian realm, and prioritizing sustainable development. Ted brings both a proven track record of design excellence as well as mature project delivery pragmatism.
John MacLennan has devoted the last 30 years to the translation of community needs into award-winning designs for community, sports and recreation facilities. He has actively promoted the evolution of the multi-purpose building type from a single purpose building program to the all-inclusive life wellness centre that has become the heart of the community it serves. Since 1980, John has personally concentrated on public recreation facilities programming and design. Few Canadian architects have the abundance of expertise in working with municipal clients to identify activity program requirements and develop designs that respond to the broad-based needs of the community.
In addition to his own expertise, he has developed a support network of experts in facility programming, design, construction, and operation that can be called upon to add value to a project. He has participated in numerous feasibility studies to develop concept designs, master plans, and construction cost estimates for multi-use community centres across Canada, and has guided MJM Architects through the design and construction of more than 50 community based projects. John has been the programmer and design auditor for all of the firm's projects. Many of these projects have won recognition from other architects and user organizations.
John received a Diploma in Engineering from Dalhousie University in 1966, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now a part of Dalhousie University) in 1970. He was a partner at Sperry + MacLennan Architects and subsequently established his own firm in Toronto prior to founding MJMA with David Miller and Viktors Jaunkalns.