Batay-Csorba Architects was established in 2010 by Andrew Batay-Csorbaand Jodi Batay-Csorba as a collaborative architecture and interior designstudio. The practice was created in LosAngeles, California and moved to Toronto, bringing with it an unmarked outlookto the progression of design in Canada.
Batay-Csorba Architects is committed to creatingtransformative spatial experiences through the exploration of site, typologyand materiality. Their work is dedicated to the construction of spaces thatengage people and place and is based on the belief that architecture has afundamental role in shaping how we experience the world. It is in theinteraction between the built environment and its users where ideas can findtheir expression and foster actual experiences and change. Each project is generated through a deep reading ofthe site in search of unexpected relationships that can both tie each projectto a larger urban contribution and shape new perceptual experiences. They approach each project by questioning typicaltypologies and premeditated ideas in search for contemporary alternatives tohow projects are approached, function and perform.
The office has an eye towards the broad, collective experience of architecture, regardless of scale, giving particular focus to public spaces and a building’s seat within the greater city. They believe that in these places of congregation, and in the outward relationship with a building’s context, architecture is offered its opportunity to be most impactful and expressive.
Batay-Csorba Architects accolades include the 2020 Designing Canada Interiors Award, 2018 P/a Award, 2018 OAA Design Excellence Award Recipient, 2018 MCHAP: Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize for Emerging Architecture Finalist, 2018 Best of Canada Award and Project of the Year, 2017 OAA Design Excellence Award finalist, listed as Interior Design Magazine’s 40 @ Forty Top International Interior Design Offices, the recipient of a 2016 and 2015 Canadian Architect Award, 2015 Twenty and Change Next Generation Award.