TMA BLOG

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  • FEATURED IN THE STAR

    We are happy to announce that our Stouffville Residence was featured in The Toronto Star this past weekend. You could read the full article including an interview with Trevor McIvor here.                  

  • WHY WE LOVE BIM

    There’s nothing better than a 3 for 1 deal right!? That’s how we feel about BIM (BIM = Building Information Modelling) Software. Long gone are the days when an architect sat for countless hours drafting away every single plan, section, elevation by hand. On top of that, maybe they drafted an axonometric drawing. The set…

  • WORKING WITH RAMMED EARTH

    At TMA we like to experiment with a variety of materials for each project to create a visual palette that is unique and speaks to our client. Recently we have had the pleasure to work with a new (to us) material, Rammed Earth.   Rammed earth construction techniques have been used throughout the world since…

  • A RESORT IN THE WOODS

    Ever wanted to own property but not have to worry about shutting the water off during winter season, or cleaning up bugs, or bears breaking into it? The Muskoka Bay Resort is exactly that. It’s low maintenance and high quality living on the Muskoka Bay Golf Course in Gravenhurst Ontario. Trevor McIvor Architect teamed up…

  • SITE VISITS IN THE WINTER

    TMA enjoys frequent site visits to ensure proper construction and detailing methods. We also get pretty excited about the progress of our projects and seeing them come to life first hand. But in winter, it’s a different story. More risky drives up, punctuated by potential road closures, earlier days and more packed tea / coffee…