Richard Witt

BDP Quadrangle, Executive Principal | Toronto, Canada

Richard believes in the design strength of architecture to inspire responsible urbanization in evolving global cities. As a Principal at BDP Quadrangle in Toronto, part of one of world’s leading integrated architecture, engineering and design firms, he leads teams responsible for the design of inclusive, complex and sustainable projects at diverse scales especially mixed-use, high-rise and creative workplace projects. These projects drive commercial objectives and are simultaneously recognised for their design excellence.
As a design advocate, he has served on several Design Review Panels in the Toronto area and is chairman of the Canadian chapter of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. He is a licensed architect in most Canadian provinces and a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.


Chapter Chair, Canada (2013 – Present)

Chapter Chair, Toronto (2019 – Present)

Regional Representative, Toronto (2012 – Present)

Canada Chapter, Chair (2012 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (Shanghai 2014; Middle East 2018)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2015; China 2016; Chicago 2019)

City Committee, Toronto, Chair (2012 – 2020)


17 October 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016. Shenzhen, China. Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; James von Klamperer Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; Keith Griffiths, Aedas; Peter Brannan, Arquitectonica answer questions...


31 January 2019

Richard Witt & Les Klein, Quadrangle Architects

Toronto’s most significant urbanization occurred in the automobile era, with a typical downtown business core and periphery of low-rise bedroom communities. But population growth, greenbelts,...


16 September 2014

Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects Limited

The creation of sustainable, high-density communities starts with comprehensive master planning that strategically leverages the scale of the site. This paper will address how designers,...