Richard Witt

Canada Chapter Member

BDP Quadrangle, Principal | Toronto, Canada

About

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.

Richard Witt

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Canada Chapter, Chair (2012 – Present)

Regional Representative, Toronto (2012 – Present)

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

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

Videos

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

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...

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Research

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

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,...

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Research

16 September 2014

Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods

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,...

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25 September 2019

CTBUH Canada: Vertical Building Additions Breakfast Event

CTBUH held a breakfast seminar on vertical building additions, featuring presentations from prominent local firms profiling vertical building addition technologies.

20 October 2018

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.

20 October 2018

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.

12 September 2018

CTBUH Canada Hosts Discussion: Modular Design & Construction

The CTBUH Canada Chapter hosted a discussion on Modular Design and Construction, featuring an overview of existing modular implementations as well as future implications.

21 March 2018

CTBUH Canada Tours YC Condos

The CTBUH Canada Chapter held a construction tour of YC Condos, a 66-story tower development in downtown Toronto.

29 November 2017

CTBUH Canada: Supertall Toronto

CTBUH Canada held a breakfast event to showcase Toronto's first supertall, The One, which will stand at 307 meters tall and is currently under construction.

17 October 2016

CTBUH 2016 China Conference - Session 3a: Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Q&A

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...

18 September 2014

2014 Shanghai International Conference - Session 10 - Q & A

2014 Shanghai International Conference Session 10 Questions & Answers session with speakers Richard Witt, Quadrangle Architects; Sudhir Jambhekar, FXFOWLE Architects; and Vinda Dravid, Sterling Engineering.

18 September 2014

Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods

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

31 January 2019

Low-Rise to High Density in 15 Years: Inversion and the Toronto Exurb

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

Sustainable High Density Neighborhoods

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,...