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Firm Profile

Standard Practice is an architectural firm based in Toronto providing a full spectrum of design and technical services to clients across southern Ontario. We are focused on residential, commercial and civic projects. Our work ranges in scale from small infill projects to large mixed-use developments, individual houses to large institutional projects. Originally founded in 2015 as Emerich Kaspar Architect, the firm rebranded itself as Standard Practice to reflect its commitment to client care and project success.

Emerich has focused his architectural career on creating livable environments that are exciting, sustainable and beautiful.  With projects ranging from micro-units and laneway dwellings to high-density housing and large scale developments, Emerich has considerable experience in housing and residential development. He enjoys advocating for better design, maintains a diverse office culture and supports a strong collaborative team approach. Emerich is a Registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has served as a visiting architecture critic to the University of Waterloo and University of Toronto.

Oliver joined Standard Practice as a Partner in 2020, after having worked for 15 years in Toronto as a designer and project manager, combining meticulous attention to technical details with a comprehensive perspective on the projects he manages. His background in residential, hotel and mixed-use architecture includes projects in Germany and Canada. His recent work includes The Well, West Don Lands, Pickering City Senior Youth Centre, as well as 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes' Village/Canary District, the Thompson Hotels and Residences, and ÏCE Condominiums. Oliver holds a Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Technology in Darmstadt, Germany.

Mark joined the firm and became a Partner in 2023.   With over 25 years working in architectural practice, Mark takes pride in the extensive diversity of his experience.  Having lived in several growing urban markets across the U.S. and Canada during his career, he has contributed to a wide range of projects varying in type, size and budget in both the private and public sectors.  This broad involvement has provided him with experience in multiple construction methods and materials.  More recently, Mark has been a valued team member on several prominent low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise residential projects in Toronto’s competitive market.  Notable examples include Sugar Wharf Phase 2, 241 Redpath, The Bread Company Condos and Art Shoppe Lofts.

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