Jodi Batay-Csorba

Founding Partner, M Arch, B Arch, OAA, MRAIC, NCARB, LEEDAP

Jodi Batay-Csorba is a founding principal of Batay-Csorba Architects with over 18 years of professional experience. She is a registered Architect, member of the OAA, MRAIC, NCARB and has been a USGBC Leed Accredited Professional since 2006. Jodi was born in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. She received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with advanced placement and distinction in 2005, graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence Technological University, Michigan in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and also holds an Architectural Technology Degree. She was the recipient of several honors including the Franklin D. Israel Memorial Design Fellowship, the AIA LA 2x8 Award, the Honorable Merit Award, the Honor Award for Excellence in Design and has been widely published and recognized in several exhibitions. With over 14 years of professional experience before founding BCA, Jodi has been involved in projects in Canada, US and Europe, building numerous awarded construction projects from mixed use commercial, retail, multi-story residential, single family residential, hospitality, concert venues, stadiums and interior improvements and furnishings. Her practice also includes graphic and media design for published books, internal publications, web design, promotional marketing books, brand strategy print and packaging. Jodi worked at a number of prominent firms as a lead designer, project architect, project and construction manager including Gehry Partners, Morphosis, Aedas, Predock Frane Architects and Gensler. At these offices Jodi’s built work has won dozons of Awards, namely Club Nokia with Gensler an AIA/LA Design Award, Habitat 15 with Predock Frane Architects an AIA/LA Design Award and Colliers International with Biddison Architecture and Design an AIA/MI Design Award.

Andrew Batay-Csorba

Founding Partner, M Arch, B Arch, OAA, MRAIC, NCARB

Andrew Batay-Csorba is a founding principal of Batay-Csorba Architects with over 15 years of professional experience. He is a registered Architect, member of the OAA, MRAIC, and NCARB. Andrew has taught, lectured and critiqued locally and internationally at the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Ryerson University, The Institute Without Boundaries, Cornell University in Ithica and New York, UCLA, USC, Sci-Arc and Morphosis Academic Outreach Program in Los Angeles, California. Andrew was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with advanced placement and distinction in 2005 and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University, Michigan in 2000. He was the recipient of several honors including the Franklin D. Israel Memorial Design Fellowship and the AIA LA 2x8 Award and has been widely published and recognized in several exhibitions. Andrew has been involved in projects in Canada, US, UAE, Saudi Arabia, China, Spain and Australia from museums, schools, high rise commercial/residential, hospitality, residential and transportation projects. From 2005-2010 Andrew was a lead project designer and manager at Morphosis in Santa Monica, California where he lead over twenty projects such as the winning submission for the Orange County Museum of Art, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas and proposals for the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), the National Jazz Center in New Orleans as well as several prominent urban design projects. Prior to Morphosis he worked at Smith Group in Michigan as a lead project designer on the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit, which received both an AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit Design Award.

Michael Fohring

M Arch, B.Sc Arch, OAA Intern

Michael Fohring is an Intern Architect at Batay-Csorba Architects, currently in the process of completing his OAA licensurerequirements.  He is a recent graduate ofMcGill University in Montréal, where he completed his B.Sc Arch withdistinction in 2012, and his M Arch in 2015 with inclusion on the RAIC HonourRoll.  While completing these degrees hereceived several awards, including the Gluskin-Sheff Traveling Scholarship, theStuart A. Wilson Prize, the Bernard Jodoin Scholarship, the Dr. Soo Kim LanPrize, the AIA Henry Adams Medal, and the A.F. Dunlop Traveling Scholarship,which will take him to Norway in 2017 to study the way numerous architecturalprojects materialize the sublime of the arctic landscape.  For his M.Arch thesis, titled "AnArchitecture of the Earthly Grotesque," Michael was also awarded the RAICStudent Medal for outstanding final design project, and was nominated for theCanadian Architect Student Excellence Award. During his Undergraduate degree he participated in a study abroadprogram, attending classes at the Università IUAV di Venezia in Italy for onesemester.  Professionally, he has workedat acclaimed offices in Montréal and in Austria, on projects and competitionsin Canada, Vietnam, Germany, China, and Austria, such as the winning submissionfor Andreas-Hofer-Platz in Graz.  He hascomplimented this experience in offices with on-site work -- which includes volunteering  in Honduras to build a house with a smallteam -- and with furniture design and fabrication, exhibiting his work indesign festivals in Montréal and Toronto. 

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