(The following images and text were published in Canadian Interiors.)
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of her eponymous architecture firm, Tania Bortolotto invited collaborators and clients to a festive cocktail party at Toronto’s Drake Hotel.
Hamid Vossoughi, senior principal, façade engineering specialist, building sciences, at WSP; Bortolotto’s Alex Horber, principal; and the eponymous Tania, president; and Farhad Hajkazemian, partner and interior designer at custom home builder Abond.
Christopher McCormack and Mary Jane Finlayson, principals of their respective eponymous architecture firms; and Christian Bellini, principal at engineering firm Blackwell.
Bortolotto’s Elaine Welsher, intern architect and Annette Faccin, accountant, Morris Faccin, manager, emergency management, Regional Municipality of York; and Luis Alvarez, intern architect, Bortolotto.
Tanya Bortolotto addresses partygoers.
Vanilla and chocolate birthday cakes.
York University’s Patrick Saavedra, university architect and director of planning and architecture; Raymund Gonzales, planner/architect; and Katya Marshall, planner, planning and architectural design.
Bortolotto’s Sara Miatello, architect; and Bijan Ghazizadeh, intern architect.
Guy Zimmerman, heritage planner, city planning, City of Toronto; Ann McIlroy, principal at architecture firm Brook McIlroy; Dr. Robyn Stephans, clinical neuropsychologist; and Leo Makrimichalos, director, MC Architects.
Stephen Teeple, principal of his eponymous architecture firm; and Anita Matusevics, creative director at architecture and visual communications firm Wonder.
Jerry Lin, architect, Bortolotto; and Jason Halter, chief scientific officer, Wonder.