+ VG Architects

Plus VG is a full service architectural firm known for innovative approaches to the design of Heritage, Cultural, Educational, Municipal, Justice, Residential and Recreational Buildings including heritage restorations, additions, and new buildings.

Originated by W.M. Smale in 1952, and re-established as Ventin Architects in 1972, the firm has expanded with four offices throughout Ontario in Brantford, Toronto, Kitchener and Belleville. Building on this solid foundation, a second generation of architects and designers continues to provide best-quality, relevant architecture and the highest level of professional service.

Our firm of 50 people includes a team of 13 registered Architects, 2 Engineers, 9 Intern Architects, Interior Designers, Technicians, and Administrative personnel, who share a dedication to excellence in design, research, technology and construction management. Each client is an integral part of our process and is an indispensable member who contributes greatly to the success of every project.

The firm not only provides traditional architectural services but also specializes in: Feasibility Studies; Master Planning; Condition Assessments; Long Term Service Delivery Analysis; Sustainable Design; Multiuse Facilitation; Cost Planning; Security Studies and Threat Assessments; Historic Research; Heritage Impact Assessment.

We share a common belief in the ability of architecture to improve the human condition and people’s daily experience. We bring to our clients convictions about an architecture based on light and space and texture.

With the trust of our clients, these convictions are transformed into innovative buildings that reflect their values and aspirations. We back up our commitment to balancing creative design solutions with accountability by giving our clients budget guarantees. We succeed at this by establishing a realistic cost estimate at the onset of projects, persevere at maintaining them, and involve our clients in this process to manage expectations and develop realistic solutions that are practical and constructible.

Our team approach builds relationships with clients that are built on honesty, integrity, clarity and transparency. Our style is low-key, collaborative and successful because of the trust we are able to instill in our clients. The complementary skills of our partners represent a broad range of expertise from the artistic through to the technical aspects.

  • Terry White
    Terry White

    Terrance White (B. Arch., O.A.A., M.R.A.I.C.) specializes in the design of courthouses, civic centres, schools and other institutional facilities. The Toronto born architect graduated from the University of Toronto in 1985. He joined the office of his professor, John van Nostrand then worked at three firms - Page & Steele, Sievenpiper, and Allen and Sherriff - before joining +VG in 1998, where he was promoted partner in 2001. A community activist, he has chaired his local ratepayers trade association and is the director of PACT (Pickering-Ajax Citizens Together for the Environment).

  • Tom Wilson
    Associate Partner
    Tom Wilson

    Tom Wilson (B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC), Associate Partner, has worked extensively on K-12 projects over the last 12 years with a focus on solutions tailored to the specific needs of boards and school communities.

+ VG Architects
72 Stafford Street
Suite 200
Toronto, Ontario
M6J 2R9 Canada