<h1>Simon Chow</h1> <br>
<h2>B.E.S., B.Arch. University of Waterloo</h2>
As the project manager for many of Audax's award-winning multi-unit residential projects, Simon brings a high-level of technical acumen to Toronto's condo development industry. He possesses strong management skills and up-to-date knowledge of the best practices in construction methods, material applications, Ontario Building Code and bylaws. In addition, his design work, in both residential and hospitality sectors, has helped reunite the marriage of architecture with interior design.
Lanehouse on Bartlett, Edition Richmond, Annex Residence, Stillwater Spa at the Park Hyatt Hotel in Yorkville
<h2>What role do condos have in the development of cities?</h2>
Condos provide the opportunity for more people to live in a particular area which results in the opening of more shops, services and restaurants to accommodate the growing community. This mix of residential buildings, retail and people all in one place, helps create livelier neighbourhoods and enhances the overall urban experience of our streets.
<h2?How do you see Toronto's cityscape changing over the next 10 years?
Over the last 20 years, weve experienced a boom of buildings designed with all-glass facades, with variations in the patterns and colours of the glazing. Over the next 10 years I think we are going to see more developments made with new ultra-high performance concrete. This new kind of concrete is much thinner and weighs less than traditional concrete and is more energy efficient than clear glass. It is appealing, because it also allows designers to add more textural effects on buildings, like perforated patterns, without the extra weight.
<h2>If not a designer, what would you be?</h2>
A furniture maker, because similar to architecture, furniture design combines aesthetics, function, and technology.