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Terence Van Elslander


Principal, V+A Architects

V+A Architects was created in 1994 and is a full service architectural firm experienced with all forms of construction and project delivery with a particular focus on the Academic and Residential sectors. V+A provides excellent individualised service to its clients. We are on time and on budget. We are committed to creating architecture characterized by clarity of purpose, technical resolution and the expressive possibilities of material. We have, in collaboration with our remarkable clients, designed and built award-winning, sustainable architecture that achieves the highest level of functional and aesthetic resolution. Terence Van Elslander is the principal of V+A Architects and the firm’s founding architect with 25 years of experience in design and construction. Terence has extensive experience in renovations, urban infill, site plan development and municipal approval processes. He is skilled in detailing carefully considered projects in sensitive contexts and in delivering cost effective well planned design. Terence has interest in and experience working with heritage issues and community groups. His Hubbard Apartment project for Toronto Community Housing received a Toronto Heritage award in 2011. Terence received a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1982 from Carleton University and a Master of Architecture from the Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1988. He is a former Assistant Professor at Rennsselaer Polytechnic University, and former Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Toronto. Terence is a founding member of the artist collaborative ICEBERG PROJECT.ORG, which has created site specific installations in New York, Detroit, San Francisco, and Buffalo. The work of ICEBERG PROJECT has been reviewed and documented in Artforum, New ART Examiner, Art News, and most recently in Pamphlet Architecture 25 Gravity, published by Princeton Architectural Press.