Philip M. Goldsmith, BES, B. Arch., OAA, MRAIC, CAPHC, now retired as a Principal of Goldsmith Borgal & Company Ltd. Architects maintains an active consulting relationship with the firm.
Phil studied architecture at the University of Waterloo graduating with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 1973 and Bachelor of Architecture in 1976. He interned with the The Thom Partnership and was accepted into the OAA’s membership in 1982. Passionate about cultural enrichement and quality of our urban places, Phil has, over a long period, persued continuing education in Building Conservation, Restoration and Arts Facilities.
In both current and previous offices, Phil has been responsible for the design and construction of many building types including: restoration, or regeneration for adaptive reuse, new works and planning studies. These projects have involved creative designs for museums, galleries, theatres, community centres, TV broadcasting, libraries, banks, social services, day cares, church, offices, restaurants, hotels, multiple and single housing, and a number of unique and special assignments. Samples projects include:
• Canada’s National Ballet School, Toronto, Ontario (Phase I Jarvis in Joint Venture with KPMB Architects)
Many of Phil’s projects have been honoured with several awards particularly in the fields of historical renovation and adaptive reuse.
Phil is active in related community work. Currently, Phil is a member of many organizations relating to either architecture, restoration or both. His current memberships include: the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), Toronto Society of Architects (TSA), Canadian Association of Professional Heritage Consultants (of which Phil is Past President and a founding director), the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO), Association of Preservation Technology (APT), International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) (Canadian Chapter), Ontario Historical Society, Canadian Urban Institute, (CUI) and also the Green Building Council and the Brownfields Association. Throughout his career Phil has been active member in many associations some of which include the following: Vice President of the Wychwood Heights B.I.A, former director of the Ontario Heritage Foundation and on the Executive and Heritage Programs Committees, Chair of the Elgin Winter Garden Committee and Chair of the Governance Task Force and Strategic Planning Committee. He has also sat on the Council of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and was a member of the Public Information and Awards Committee. As a member and representative of the Urban Development Institute (UDI), he sat on the Minister’s Advisory Committee for the preparation of the new Ontario Heritage Act 1990 -1995.