Anthony L. Kemp, B.Arch, FRAIC, RCA, Architect (Retired)
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
Bishop Straughan School
Toronto, Andrew Bogdan Kemp
With Les Andrew Architect
Ontario Masons Relations' Council,
Design Award 1975
Bracebridge, CMHC Award 1974
Irwin Cottage Pool House
Bracebridge , CMHC Award
Carlise Medical Centre
Ont. Masons Relations' Council, 1978
Beare Road Ski Club
Hamilton Schizophrenia Society
Etobicoke Yacht Club
Toronto Hilton Harbour Castle
Cdn. Architect Yearbook Award, 1986
Owner's Suite, Hilton Hotel
York Sussex Hotel
National Capital Commission
Regional HQ Veteran's Affairs
Railway Network Management Centre
Utrasecure Research Corp.
Urban Design Award, 1987
Creative Impulse Printing
Hendrie Transportation Head Office
Masonry Awards Finalist, 1989
Career Overview & Milestones
Anthony L. Kemp, B. 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