History

Ferguson Ferguson Architects was founded in Toronto in 1984 by brothers Peter and John Ferguson, to produce great design, at low cost, for a discerning clientele. After 10 award-winning years there, the partners established two allied studios in smaller centres. This site focuses on Ferguson Ferguson Architect North, in Kimberley, Ontario, led by Peter Ferguson. John operates Ferguson Ferguson Architect South in Dundas, Ontario; he can be contacted at ffarch@cogeco.ca.

Location

Kimberley is a village of 100, located in the ski area of the upper Beaver Valley, about 15 minutes south of Georgian Bay, between Collingwood and Owen Sound. From here we serve the area shown in the map, concentrating on the Georgian/Huron region: Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties.


Approach

We try to achieve a few simple things for our clients:
1. We make every effort to really listen to your needs, and to thoroughly respond to them.
2. We try to make every project beautiful, in appearance, operation and lasting quality.
3. We strive to provide you the benefits of the most technically-advanced and cost-effective building solutions.
4. We attempt to build a team spirit among owner, architect, local authorities and your builder, in order to make your project run smoothly and be a pleasure for all involved.

Principal

Ferguson Ferguson North is operated by Peter Ferguson, drawing on contract technical staff, and engineering, landscape and other consultants, as your project requires.

Some features of his resume:

PROFESSIONAL
2001-presentPrincipal, Ferguson Ferguson Architect North
1984-2001 Partner, Ferguson Ferguson Architects
1981-1983 Design/Project Architect, CLBR Architects, Toronto
- Saeed al Otaiba Mixed-Use Tower, Abu Dhabi
- Central Trust Tower, Halifax
- Rotunda, Manulife Insurance Headquarters, Toronto
- Abu Dhabi State Reception Airport, Abu Dhabi
- Manulife Tower, San Diego
1980-1981 Project Architect, LEBF Architects, Toronto
1979-1980 Chief designer, Sedun Kanerva Architects, Toronto
1979 Design/Project Architect, Hagarty Buist Architects London, Ontario

ACADEMIC
1977 Bachelor of Architecture, Carleton University, Ottawa
1975 Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Waterloo

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Ontario Association of Architects

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTS
President and Director, Grey Association for Better Planning
Member, Georgian Triangle Development Institute; Chair, GTDI "Saving the Goose" Conference
President, Kimberley Community Hall Board
Toronto Society of Architects Delegate, Toronto CITYPLAN Task Force
Director, Downtown Alternative Primary School, Toronto
Founding Director, Journal of Wild Culture

TEACHING
Guest Juror, Rhode Island School of Design
Guest Critic, University of Toronto
Associate Adjunct Professor, 2A Design Studio, University of Waterloo
Guest Critic, University of Waterloo
Fifth-year Thesis Advisor, University of Waterloo
Guest Critic, Carleton University

ALLIED ACTIVITIES
One-man Retrospective Show, Durham Art Gallery
“Water Tables”; one-man photography exhibition, Munshaw Gallery, Flesherton
“Anne of Green Gables” mini-golf hole, “Word on the Street” Literacy Festival, Toronto
Speaker, University of Toronto Symposium on Ataratiri Development
Invited Artist, Toronto Arts Week Nathan Phillips Square Installation
“Rooms Without Doors,” one-man installation, Ballenford Ex Muro Gallery