Rafael + Bigauskas Architects

Rafael + Bigauskas Architects

Rafael + Bigauskas Architects Inc. is a Toronto based architectural practice. The principals bring to the firm a breadth of experience spanning twenty five years, and a portfolio which includes residential, mixed use, commercial and retail projects.

The firm’s residential portfolio is extensive and comprehensive. The total built residential volume exceeds 35,000 dwelling units, which comprises more than 150 buildings of various forms and applications. The building forms range from single family homes, townhouses, and subdivisions to mid-rise and high-rise residential. These dwelling units accommodated a variety of residential applications including rental, cooperative, government subsidized and condominium building types.

The firm also specializes in master planning and feasibility studies, in conjunction with various mixed use developments. Master plans for several multiple projects have incorporated an average of 1500 units of both social and condominium housing types.

As well as the building project portfolio, the firm has regularly provided consulting services. They have been involved in several collaborative efforts, and have also assumed the role of prime consultant.

Over the years Rafael + Bigauskas has established a reliable and cogent consultant base. These affiliations include landscape architects, structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineers, as well as interior designers, urban planners, and marketing consultants.

The firm has also been involved in joint ventures with other architects, in international competitions, and large scale projects. Whether working as the prime consultant or as an integral part of the team, the Rafael + Bigauskas mandate has been to provide thorough, efficient and pertinent services.

Company information

1140 Sheppard Ave W., Unit 1, Toronto, ON M3K 2A2, Canada
+1 (416) 398 7500

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10 Wellesley West

10 Wellesley West, Toronto, designed by bKL Architecture for Fitzrovia Capital
10 Wellesley St W, Toronto | Fitzrovia Real Estate Inc.
The proposed redevelopment consists of a 64 storey residential condominium apartment building consisting of: a 4 storey podium building incorporating significant heritage attributes of the ... go to project

12 Cordova

12 Cordova Avenue, Toronto, designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects for Minto
12 Cordova Avenue, Toronto | Minto Group
A proposed 27-storey condominium tower at 12 Cordova Avenue in the Islington Village neighbourhood in the heart of Etobicoke, western Toronto. Designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects for Minto ... go to project

1650 Sheppard Avenue East

1650 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, by Rafael + Bigauskas
1650 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto |
Application for a 35-storey residential tower-and-base building on the northern portion of a tower-in-the-part site. A total of 343 dwelling units proposed, as well as a three-storey parking ... go to project

1700 Avenue Road

Brookdale on Avenue Road, Toronto, designed by RAW for Cityzen, Fernbrook
1694 Avenue Road, Toronto | Empire Communities, Cityzen Development Group
A brand new 7-storey condo is coming to Avenue and Brookdale. Register now and be the first to receive the latest news on this new condo community launching in 2019. go to project

200 Russell Hill

200 Russell Hill, Toronto, Rafael + Bigauskas, Hirsh Development Group
200 Russell Hill Road, Toronto | Hirsh Development Group
200 Russell Hill, a 5-storey boutique condominium development by Hirsh Development Group and Rafael + Bigauskas Architects. Interiors by Lori Morris Design. go to project

346 Eglinton Avenue West

346 Eglinton Avenue West, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Terranata Developments,
346 Eglinton Avenue W, Toronto | Terranata Developments
Proposed 10-storey condominium development at 346 Eglinton Avenue West in Toronto, by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects for Terranata Developments go to project

88 Condos (Ei8hty8 Condos)

Ei8hty8 / 88 Condos by Minto at 88 Sheppard East Toronto. Rafael + Bigauskas
88 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto | Minto Group
88 is a 35-storey condo set in the contemporary Yonge and Sheppard village area. This new condominium is nothing short of an oasis of tranquillity with everything right at your doorstep! A private ... go to project

Alaska (DEAD)

Alaska condos, Toronto, July 2014 version, Quadrangle/Will Alsop
2779 Yonge Street, Toronto | Bianca Pollak
Alaska Condos designed by Will Alsop and Quadrangle for Bianca Pollak on Yonge Street between Eglinton and Lawrence avenues in Toronto. 10 storey tower. go to project

Argento Condos

Argento Condo Toronto by Tridel and Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
18 Graydon Hall Drive, Toronto | Tridel
Don Mills is a legendary community, master planned from Day One. The Ontario Heritage Foundation designated Don Mills as a heritage site, the only community so honoured in the province. Tridel's ... go to project


Aria Condominiums by Fernbrook Homes, Menkes, and Cityzen
For those discerning enough to recognize and demand the best of everything, Aria II offers an uncompromising cosmopolitan lifestyle in NorthYork’s most artistic natural setting. Overlooking the ... go to project

Beacon Condos

Beacon Condos Toronto by the Sorbara Group, design by Wallman Architects
5200 Yonge Street, Toronto | Sorbara Group
Sleek 35 storey design that heightens the senses and lifts the spirit. Beautifully appointed residences with luxe finishes and fantastic views. A glamorous uptown, centre-of-it all location with ... go to project


Bluwater Condominiums on Lake Ontario in Oakville by The Pemberton Group
3500 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville | Pemberton Group
Pemberton Group’s Bluwater Condominiums has proven a huge success among discerning buyers seeking sophisticated, resort-style living on Oakville’s sought-after waterfront. This one-of-a-kind ... go to project

Daniels Waterfront - City of the Arts

Daniels Waterfront condos, office, retail, Toronto, RAW Design, Daniels Corp
132 Queens Quay E, Toronto | The Daniels Corporation
Daniels Waterfront is a mixed-use retail/office/institutional/residential complex planned for the Queens Quay at Lower Jarvis Street on Toronto's Waterfront, with towers as high as 45 storeys. The ... go to project

Davies, The

The Davies, Brandy Lane Homes, SMV Architects
281 Avenue Road, Toronto | Brandy Lane Homes
At just 9 storeys, The Davies is a lesson in artful design on an intimate scale. The architecture provides a sense of substance that captures the play of natural light, across a colour palette of ... go to project

Gibson Square Condominiums

Gibson Square Condominiums Toronto by Menkes and Rafael + Bigauskas Architects
Yonge and Park Home, Toronto | Menkes Developments
Menkes is pleased to introduce a new release of podium suites at Gibson Square Condominiums, giving buyers expanded opportunities to become part of North York City Centre’s most desirable and ... go to project

Leaside Manors

Leaside Manors, Toronto, design by Rafael+Bigauskas Architects for Shane Baghai
3 Southvale Drive, Toronto | Shane Baghai Group of Companies
A proposed 7-storey residential building containing 67 units and 75 parking spaces at 3 and 5 Southvale Drive in Toronto's Leaside neighbourhood, designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects for ... go to project

Lillian Park

Lillian Park, Toronto, by Kohn Shnier SMV Rafael + Bigauskas Shiplake, Collecdev
45 Dunfield Av, Toronto | Collecdev, Shiplake Management Company
For more than 50 years, Shiplake has built and/or managed some of Toronto’s most iconic residential addresses, including many of the rental towers which have come to define the intersection of ... go to project

Ravine, The

The Ravine, designed by Core and R+B for Urban Capital and ALIT Developments
1215 York Mills Road, Toronto | Urban Capital Property Group, ALIT Developments
Welcome to a new, ideally located, master-planned York Mills community. This landmark in the making is adjacent to hundreds of acres of open spaces and parklands. Before entering The Ravine’s ... go to project

Savvy Condos

Savvy Condo Toronto by Menkes
34 Glendora Avenue, Toronto | Menkes Developments
Rising up 22 storeys on the north side of Glendora Avenue, west of Tradewind Avenue, Savvy will offer approximately 290 suites appealing to sophisticated city dwellers searching for a home in a ... go to project

Selby, The

The Selby, Toronto, designed by bKL Architecture for Tricon House
592 Sherbourne Street, Toronto | Tricon House
The 50-storey The Selby, located a block south of Sherbourne subway station, is the first luxury residential rental building by Tricon House, a subsidiary of longtime Toronto developer Tricon Capital. go to project

The Winslow

The Winslow, Rafael + Bigauskas, Devron Developments, Toronto
2779 Yonge Street, Toronto | Devron Developments
The Winslow, a new Yonge Street mid-rise condo designed by Rafael + Bigauskas Architects for Devron Developments. go to project

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre

Wesley Tower at Daniels City Centre, Rafael + Bigauskas Architects, Mississauga
360 City Centre Drive, Mississauga | The Daniels Corporation
Coming August 2017, Daniels will welcome Daniels City Centre — Wesley Tower to their iconic 23-acre multi-award winning master-planned community. Located at Confederation Parkway and City Centre ... go to project

West Village Etobicoke

West Village Etobicoke, Kirkor Architects, Tridel, Toronto
6 Eva Rd, Etobicoke | Tridel
West Village Phase 1 & 2 sold out, phase 3 coming soon. With over 400 suites sold, the West Village condominium community is a best seller, and destined to become a favourite Etobicoke ... go to project