Dorie Smith          Portfolio               CV


Project Manager, LGA Architectural Partners, Toronto                               November 2018 - present

All phases of design, presentation, approvals and construction for institutional projects throughout the GTHA. Acted as team lead for projects with up to 4 staff members.

Selected Projects:

   Shelter on Lawrence East; Scarborough, Ontario

    First Narayever Congregation; Toronto, Ontario

    Queen Elizabeth Public School Renovations; Kitchener, Ontario

    St Margaret Junior Public School Childcare and Gym Addition; Toronto, Ontario

    Brandon Hall Visiting Faculty Suites, Hamilton, Ontario

Sessional Faculty, OCAD University, Toronto                                                    January 2013 -  present

Typical courses include second and third year design studios and architectural drawing in the undergraduate Environmental Design Faculty. Teaching has been both virtual and in-person.

Project Lead, Altius Architecture, Toronto                                                                                    2016 - 2018

All phases of design, presentation, approvals and construction for urban residential projects. Acted as team lead for projects with up to 4 staff members.

Selected Projects:

    House on Grenadier Pond; Toronto, Ontario

    Ellis Park Road Renovation; Toronto, Ontario

    Ellis Park Road Renovation 2; Toronto, Ontario

    Iroquois Bay Cottage; Birch Island, Ontario

    Swansea Renovation & Addition; Toronto, Ontario

    Leaside House; Toronto, Ontario

Manager, Overlay Design & Delivery, TO2015, Toronto                                               2013 – 2015

My position involved acting as onsite site supervisor/ manager of the construction at the Athletics Competition/ Training, Tennis, and ParaPan Opening Ceremonies venues located at York University including the construction of 2 Mondotrack Ovals, Overlay Temporary Commodities and Sport Equipment. I was responsible for all interactions with the venue owners, suppliers and contractors as well as coordinating and scheduling with internal TO2015 user groups. Position prior to Games Time required the design and planning of venues for the sports of Canoe/Kayak   Slalom, all Equestrian events, Athletics, all Shooting events, Mountain Biking, and Tennis, including the management of a staff of 8 and the coordination of all consultants and scheduling.

Project Intern Architect, superkül inc. architect, Toronto                                             2011 - 2012

All phases of design, presentation, and construction for single/ multi-family residential projects, restaurants and commercial interiors projects.

Selected Projects:

    McMurray Street Residences, Bracebridge, Ontario

    Renovation: Pearl Restaurant; Toronto, Ontario

    Renovation and Addition, Home Office; Toronto, Ontario

    Hyman Residence at the Four Seasons; Toronto, Ontario

    A House Called Wanda, Toronto, Ontario


Intermediate Architectural Designer, Taylor Smyth Architects, Toronto                    2008 – 2011

All phases of design, presentation and construction for small scale academic and institutional renovations, addition and parklands. Also completed corporate feasibility strategies, commercial interior renovations and residential work.

Selected Projects:

    Renovation and Relocation: HudBay Minerals Inc. Office; LEED-CI; Toronto, ON

    Renovation: Agnico-Eagle Mines Offices; Toronto, ON

    Feasibility Study and Master Planning: Wabash 'Green' Community Centre; Toronto, ON

    Renovation & Addition: Highfield Public Junior School; Etobicoke, ON

    Renovation and Interior: Taylor Smyth Architects Office Relocation and Renovation; LEED-CI; Toronto, ON

    Strategic Planning Study: Thales; Toronto, ON

    Confidential Private Residence; Bamberg, ON

Architectural Designer, Private Practice, Toronto                                                        2009 – 2017

Solo practice with work in Toronto and Chicago. Projects range in scales and focus on residential and retail.

Selected Projects:

    Hendrickson Residence; Toronto, Ontario

    Ground Floor Renovation; Toronto, Ontario

    Private Residence Renovation; Toronto, Ontario

    Sweet Cakes Bakery Location 1; Chicago

    Sweet Cakes Bakery Location 2; Chicago

Intern, SOM, Chicago                                                                                                       2005- 2006

Internship in the interior architecture studio. Duties included strategic planning, space planning, presentation drawings, design, and creating construction and leasing documents for large projects around the world.

Selected Projects:

    Burj Dubai (Burj Khalifa); Dubai, UAE

    Kirkland & Ellis office relocations and migration planning; London, UK; Chicago, IL

    The Peaks Golden Door Resort and Spa; Telluride, Colorado


Intern, HOK, Chicago                                                                                                                 2004

Small-team oriented environment, my duties included creation of construction documents, design of interior spaces, and test fits. Due to the size of the firm, there were ample opportunities for interaction with vendors and vendor representatives.

Selected Projects:

    Wrigley Innovation Center; Chicago, IL

    Ogilvy & Mather Offices; Chicago, IL

    Cisco Systems Executive Briefing Center; San Jose, CA

Product Designer, Fibre-Craft Materials Corp., Chicago                                                2002 – 2003

At a craft company, completed toy design from concept through production. Coordinated with in-house graphics department for packaging of licensed and unlicensed products. Substantial contact with overseas vendors for products specs, as well as sample and quality review.



Guest Critic, Ryerson University, Toronto                                                                                          

Critic for final reviews of First Year graduate design studio.

Guest Critic, University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Toronto                                   

Critic for final reviews of summer graduate design students.

Guest Critic, George Brown College: Institute Without Boundaries, Toronto                                

Charette group leader for a two day residential charette in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.

Teaching Assistant, Marwen Foundation, Chicago                                                          

Taught high school students a variety of 2D and 3D art classes, including architectural and urban design, drawing, landscaping, and painting.


M.Arch, University of Toronto, 2007

Irving Grossman Prize for Residential Design, Cressy Award for Student Leadership, M.Arch 4 Peer Recognition Award, President, Graduate Architecture, Landscape and Design Student Union (GALDSU), 2006–2007

B.S. Architectural Studies, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, 2002

magna cum laude, Outstanding Sophomore Student, Outstanding Senior Student


Basics of Supervising, Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA)

AIA, AIA Associate Member

LEED Accredited Professional - Legacy, U.S. Green Building Council, 2004

Software Proficiency - AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, ArchiCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch-Up, MS Office

Relevant Skills - Hand drawing, model making. Excellent color sense, thorough knowledge of systems furniture, fluency with metric and imperial standards, Toronto Zoning