David Pontarini

Hariri Pontarini Architects, Founding Partner | Toronto, Canada

About

David Pontarini is a Founding Partner of Hariri Pontarini Architects, an internationally-renowned architecture and urban design studio in Toronto. With partner Siamak Hariri, Pontarini has built a diverse portfolio of variously-scaled high-rise and mixed-use developments.

Of particular interest to Pontarini are the scales at which architecture operates and the impact that working across them can have. Starting with single buildings, and scaling up to block, neighborhood, and large-scale master plans, Pontarini has played an active role in shaping cities across Canada, while bringing strategic growth, sustainable development, and diversification to improve the quality of urban life.

CTBUH Roles

Annual Conference, Presenter (China 2016; Australia 2017; Chicago 2019)

Videos

31 October 2017

Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth

This presentation shares the results of two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, that focus on helping cities navigate the issues associated with...

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Research

05 February 2018

Helping Cities Plan High-Rise Growth

David Pontarini, Orson Sedmina, Hariri Pontarini Architects

Two studies, both completed for the City of Toronto, are focused on helping cities navigate the issues associated with high-rise growth. The first, the Downtown...

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Research

17 October 2016

One Yonge: A Case Study for Complete Vertical Communities

David Pontarini, Hariri Pontarini Architects

The City of Toronto is experiencing rapid growth, with the second largest concentration of high-rise buildings under construction in North America, surpassing Chicago and coming...

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