unit a architecture inc.

151 shaw street,

toronto on m6j 2w6


unit a is a licensed architectural practice offering design and planning services. Our work encompasses architecture, urban design, project management and specialized consulting. Hands on, personal attention ensures accountability with our clients throughout all phases. In the spectrum of design and construction we are experienced in all phases from inception to execution. Our team takes a holistic approach to ensure seamless continuity. Our experience, expertise and personal attention results in the highest level of professional service and design.

our staff

diane abrera

Diane is a registered Architect, Certified Passive House Designer, and Fitwel Ambassador. As a Project Lead, she brings a holistic and collaborative approach to every project to enhance the human experience and interaction with the built form. Education and mentorship are part of her leadership approach in delivering clean, crisp and functional design. She brings a wide range of experience on award winning projects, with a focus on office, educational, and residential buildings.

Outside of architecture, Diane gives back to her community through speaking engagements, and volunteer and fundraising activities. She was a panel speaker for the PMI Chapter Meeting – CelebratingWomen in Leadership and Innovation, a volunteer for La Nuit Blanche and the National Ballet of Canada, and has fundraised for Ride for Heart, CANstruction, Pantene Beautiful Lengths Hair Donation, BMO 5k Walk so Kids Can Talk, London’s Children Aid Society, and the Cancer Society.

Email: diane@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 5

eric cheung

Eric Cheung is an award winning graduate designer and illustrator leading project design, document development and construction administration. He has extensive experience in transit design, educational facilities and youth recreation facilities. Prior to joining unit a 6 years ago Eric held positions with numerous architectural design offices in Canada and abroad. Eric is also an established artist that exhibits his work in galleries along Queen Street West and abroad. Recently he was extensively interviewed by CBC in relation to his street-art. He is an expert delineator both by using AutoCAD based computer drafting programs and well as being an illustrator/artist.

Email: eric@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 7

kasmin devashrayee

Kasmin Devashrayee is a registered Architect with Ontario Association of Architects and has received post graduate education in project management. He is an experienced design implementation professional with varied experience in architecture and contract management. He possesses in depth knowledge of GIS and Mapping applications across a wide variety of platforms. Kasmin’s professional experience combines conceptual and detailed design, contract administration and project management skills. Alongside architecture and global cinema, Kasmin is passionate about sustainable architecture and exploring the role of augmented reality in the built environment.

Email: kasmin@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 9

maria bond

Email: maria@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656

marta zinicheva

Email: martaz@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 6

sarah gertler

Email: sarah@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 4

stephen targett

Stephen has been providing support in the areas of administration, technology, proposal preparation etc. for unit a architecture inc. for over 10 years. When he is not at unit a, Stephen works as a professional collaborative pianist, and music teacher.

Email: stephen@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 0

stewart adams

Stewart Adams has worked on a wide range of building design and implementation projects. His work has twice received the Governor General’s Award for outstanding Canadian architecture. He has extensive experience in both feasibility analysis and construction implementation. As a founding Principal of unit a architecture, Stewart brings over 25 years experience in design and cost effective implementation of building projects to every new project.

Email: stewart@unita.ca

Phone: (416) 516-4656 ext. 1