Raymond heads WW+P’s masterplanning and urban design sector in Canada. Based in the firm’s Toronto studio, he is focused on, and committed to creating connections and revitalizing urban environments through masterplanning and urban design.
Raymond is currently delivering masterplans on large sites surrounding the Greater Toronto Area, providing a vision for public and private sectors on how their sites could be delivered over a staged placemaking approach. The masterplans take into consideration the needs of the local community along with the desires of the region, which do not always align.
Before returning to Canada to assist in setting up the Toronto studio, Raymond worked in WW+P’s London studio working on Aerotropolis studies with the Aviation Team and advancing the integration strategies with the Rail and Infrastructure team. His contribution was invaluable to the team, as Ray’s approach to masterplans is one that delivers staged developments with design intervention that take into consideration the existing, interim (construction), and envisioned environment.
Raymond has extensive experience of working with architects, planners, and engineers on both small and large scale sites. His broad career experience includes: transport oriented developments, redevelopment of emerging urban districts and new towns, city-wide masterplanning strategies, high-density urban infill, streetscape designs, and integration of new rail stations into existing community. He has extensive experience in crafting visionary, yet realistic, framework plans that have been implemented in the United Kingdom, Asia, and Canada.
A native of Toronto, Ontario, Raymond studied at Ryerson University and University College London’s Bartlett School of Architecture. A true urban strategist, Raymond has worked with private sector clients and public agencies to develop masterplans that shape the future of public spaces, neighbourhoods, and cities. He enjoys mixing design techniques from drawing by hand to 3D modelling. His favourite place in the world is Naoshima, Japan.
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