SZTUK Architecture Inc

Our Vision

At SZTUK Architecture we believe that any architectural creation is never arbitrary, as it impacts our surroundings and quality of life and that the shaped forms should challenge our perceived everyday experiences.

The outcome of this process should be the design which is unconventional and exhibits out-of-the-box thinking with buildings and places that resonate with their context.

As a result, we challenge the status quo by designing unique and inspiring buildings and places, therefore creating forms that are original yet fitting within their context.

We believe that forms can be inspiring, efficient and beautiful yet still simple. We believe in listening to the client and to our consultants.

We believe that efficient design process requires communicating all decisions to every part involved in the design.

To each project we bring dedicate, strong skills and the ability to quickly resolve any ongoing problems by providing suitable solutions.

We take great care to ensure that a building's shape, colour, material and form respond to the physical, ecological, social and cultural surroundings while creating responsible architecture and urban design.

CV — Tomasz Sztuk, Architect, AAA, MRAIC, M.Arch

Tomasz studied architecture at Krakow's Technical University.

In 1987 obtained Master of Architecture degree and was awarded a Medal for Best Student's Diploma by the Mayor of Krakow.

After having lived in Poland and Germany settled in Calgary, Alberta, for over 20 years worked in various architectural practices, most notably Gibbs Gage Architects (1998–2003) and Zeidler Partnership Architects (2003–2011) in capacities ranging from Design Architect to design Director and Principal gaining extensive experience in both, architecture and urban design.

Obtained his architectural accreditation with CACB in 1995.

Member of Royal Architectural Institute of Canada since 1995.

In 2000 was registered as a Registered Architect with the Alberta Association of Architects.

SZTUK Architecture Inc. was established in 2010 with Tomasz as the principal and design leader.

He is one of the firm's biggest champions for sustainable design and has been continuously pursuing excellence in both architectural and urban design.

He has been the design lead on SZTUK Architecture Inc projects and along with his attention to detail, he holds sustainable design, urbanism, master planning and community enhancement as his consistent priorities.

His experience on a variety of high profile, creative and challenging projects such as the Victoria Bear Mountain Golf And Spa Resort, Yejing Business Park in Guangzhou, China and Bantian, Mixed-use zone in Shenzhen, China, have resulted in a deep understanding and respect for the urban obligations of these unique projects and their overarching role in creating engaging, vital and memorable public spaces.

He has served as the chairman of The City of Calgary Urban Design Review Panel, a subcommittee of the Calgary Planning Commission, reviewing development permit applications in the urban core with a goal to improve the quality of the urban environment, in particular Calgary's Downtown and surrounding communities.

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