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houdinidesign ARCHITECTS is an award winning architecture firm founded by Lisa Tondino, and made up of collaborators Lisa Tondino and Alexandra Bolen. The firm has been in practice over 10 years.

Prior to creating the firm, Lisa practiced in Halifax (Nova Scotia), Montreal (Quebec) and Monterey (California). Alexandra practiced in Halifax (Nova Scotia) and Montreal (Quebec), and did her formative training at MacKay Lyons Sweetapple Architects.

Our Vision: Site Responsive Architecture that is Sensitive to the Context.

In our approach to our projects, we put emphasis on collaboration with the client. We work to develop the client’s vision. Our process includes sketching and painting in the study of site and context, as well as in the development of a schematic design. We use model building to experiment with light and volume, and careful drawings and details as well as 3d modeling to convey the design. Working closely with the builder & consultants results in well crafted and detailed buildings.

Our Team

Lisa Tondino, Principal NSAA, MArch, BA

Alexandra Bolen, Associate & Lead Designer OAQ, MArch, BEDS, BInt

Doriano Sablone, Senior Project Manager

Jordan Spidle, Architectural Drafting Technician

Lis van Berkel, Writer MA, BA

Tristan Tondino, Graphic Designer MA, BA

Matthew Rodrigues, Architecture Student Intern

Joséane Brunelle, Accounting MA, BA