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S2 Architecture is pleased to introduce Cynthia Toyota as Associate Principal at our Vancouver studio. ”I’m thrilled to join S2’s growing Vancouver studio and am inspired by this values-driven organization that focuses on creativity, collaboration and inclusivity. It’s an honour to be part of this incredible team,” says Cynthia, expressing her excitement about this new chapter. Cynthia originally joined S2 Architecture in 2011, and after moving away with her family and embarking on other adventures, she is returning to S2 to lead as Associate Principal. With a rich background spanning over 20 years and a wealth of experience in diverse projects across the globe, she has proven to be an invaluable asset.

Jason Curtis, Principal, reflects on her impact, stating, “Cynthia’s dedication to architectural excellence and community impact will see her play a crucial role in the leadership team of our Vancouver studio.” She will be instrumental in shaping the studio’s atmosphere, contributing to project design and documentation and cultivating a culture of collaboration and innovation within our office.

A distinguished professional, Cynthia is a registered architect with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Her commitment to sustainable design is underscored by her LEED® AP accreditation, earned in 2006. Cynthia’s educational journey includes a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 2000, a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the same institution in 1998, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 1994. Her academic background has helped shape her holistic approach to architecture, seamlessly blending creativity, cultural consciousness, and design excellence.

Beyond her professional and educational achievements, Cynthia’s dedication extends to the community, where she actively serves on the Advisory Design Panel for the City of North Vancouver. We are proud to have Cynthia leading the way in Vancouver, embodying our commitment to transformative design and community enhancement.

Congratulations, Cynthia!