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Hello and welcome,


The following portfolio presents a historical record of a selection of projects of my practice which I established in 1970 having left the invigorating community and deeply rooted professionalism of the John B. Parkin Associates, then a veritable post-graduate school of modernist architectural principles.


As you peruse the portfolio you will see a variety of building types, each being a synthesis of the site configuration, its prospect, history and topography, together with the clients’ functional requirements.


If I were to suggest to you a characteristic shaping my work, it would be the distillation of a design idea to its simplest form both functionally and aesthetically. In the residential commissions particularly, I have always been interested in the value of natural light, and how it can be teased into the interior spaces; this has been a consistent theme. 


As I periodically revisit these images myself, I recall the close and personal associations I enjoyed with the many talented young architects who brought their own passions to my studio, and when our clients participated at close quarters, as I urged them to do, a better “piece” was always the result......these were rich and deeply rewarding collaborations. Many of the buildings have been published and some have been recognized with design awards from agencies in the world of architecture.


As a footnote, I am gratified and proud that all the drawings and files of my practice now reside in the Architectural Section of the Archives of the Government of Ontario, a repository so well managed by York University.  


I hope you enjoy browsing the portfolio of the selected projects on this, my website.

Anthony L. Kemp B.Arch; FRAIC; RCA

Selected Projects

Ridley College

St. Catharines

Bishop Straughan School

Toronto, Andrew Bogdan Kemp

Pickering College

New Market

With Les Andrew Architect

Sheild's Residence


Lakeview Library


Ontario Masons Relations' Council,

Design Award 1975

McCallum Residence


Listowel Library


Architect's Own Home


Muskoka Cottage

Lake Joseph

Irwin Cottage

Bracebridge, CMHC Award 1974

Irwin Cottage Pool House

Bracebridge, CMHC Award

Hamilton Schizophrenia Society


Carlise Medical Centre


Malvern Medical


Canada Post


Ont. Masons Relations' Council, 1978

Beare Road Ski Club 


Toronto Hilton Harbour Castle


Cdn. Architect Yearbook Award, 1986

Minaki Lodge


Seguin Hotel


Etobicoke Yacht Club


Owner's Suite, Hilton Hotel 


York Sussex Hotel


National Capital Commission


Regional HQ Veteran's Affairs

Kirkland Lake

Railway Network Management Centre


Utrasecure Research Corp.


Speedware Offices


Herman Miller


Urban Design Award, 1987

Hendrie Transportation Head Office


Masonry Awards Finalist, 1989

Creative Impulse Printing


Career Overview & Milestones

Anthony L. KempB. Arch., FRAIC., RCA


President (Retired)             Anthony Kemp Architects Inc.

Fellow                             Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Member (Retired)           Ontario Association of Architects

Fellow                             Royal Society of Arts, London, England

Governing Council         Royal Canadian Academy of Arts



Education                      Sherborne Prep, Dorset UK

                                      Ridley College, St Catharines

                                      University of Toronto, Faculty of Architecture, B.Arch.


Professor (Part time)      Ryerson University, Design Studios

Guest Critic                    Humber College Interior Design: RAIC Syllabus Program                       

Workshop Leader          Experiential Teaching, North American Conference                       

Workshop Leader          Canadian Medical Association Design and Planning of Medical Facilities

Workshop Leader          Architectural Literacy Workshop, Ontario Teachers Federation

Guest Speaker               Management Board of Cabinet, Government of Ontario ‑ Staff Conference

Guest Speaker               North Peel Laboratory Medical Design Seminars

Jury Member                  MCA Competition for University Architectural Students

Guest Speaker              The year 2000 Lectures Series ‑ Ridley College             



Owner/ Manager           Department of Veteran Affairs Regional HQ Building, Kirkland Lake

Owner/ President          Fairwinter Developments Limited

Director                        Woodscape Art Kits Inc.

Former Director            Chestnut Computer Services Inc UK. 1985



Former Governor          Branksome Hall School, Toronto

Former Trustee             Riverdale Hospital, Toronto

Former Director            Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Past President              Associates of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Former Governor          Ridley College, St. Catharines

Past Master                  Honorable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America

Liveryman                    Worshipful Company of Gardeners (City of London Guild) UK

Past Chairman              Urban Action Committee, OAA, Toronto


Interests                       Drawing, cooking, piano and violin

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