Thier + Curran Architects Inc. - CondoTrend

Their+Curran Architects Inc

Established in 2005 in Hamilton, Ontario, TCA | Thier + Curran Architects is a full-service design firm that is busy, dynamic, and ambitious. Our work is decidedly contemporary, yet respectful of context and history. Our buildings are thoughtful and engaging. They transcend the ordinary.

Our diverse portfolio is founded on two constant principles: a highly collaborative design approach, and a recognition that buildings and sites themselves collaborate in the making of places. We aim to create architecture that is expressive and participatory, architecture that responds to the human needs of habitation; and that draws on alliances with context, landscape, the arts, and the rhythms of human activity. The results are thoughtful and engaging buildings that create memorable and meaningful places.

Recent projects

1223 Main Street West
A design concept for an 8 floor, 87 unit residential building as an urban infill project, with a significant emphasis on sustainability. Commercial units occupy the focal corner space and along Main Street with a sheltered terrace as an animator. A large rooftop garden at the 8th floor is designed for urban farming as a natural amenity and food source for residents.  Ground floor apartments are buffered from the street and face a landscaped amenity garden.  Each have private gardens.

Jamesville CityHousing

A 530 unit infill development in the heart of Hamilton North End neighbourhood that incorporates affordable and market rate units, on the site of a derelict subsidized townhouse complex.

Reflecting the neighbourhood’s historic built form of single family and row houses, the majority of the site is comprised of urban stacked towns. These street-oriented towns are a compatible scale with a reasonable density, providing eyes on the street in small, walkable blocks.

Two midrise buildings are located at the site’s southeast corner along James Street – a major road where their scale and density makes sense. The development upholds a mandate of accommodating a broader spectra of incomes, housing affordability and diversity of residents.

Of the two midrise buildings, one is to be owned by CityHousing Hamilton with 7 storeys and 47 affordable housing units. TCA is designing this for Passive House certification following the ‘Classic’ criteria level using the Primary Energy Renewable compliance option. TCA studied and modelled various mid and highrise development options for the site.