May 31, 2018
Guela Solow-Ruda, principal of the architecture firm ARK, spoke about the idea of a 'city' being a 'home' and buildings that evoke a sense of permanence and homecoming. As an example, she showed the crowd some images of one of her company's recent commissions, The Quad, a new student residence at York University with a striking black facade. "The building is envisioned as a permanent black marker," she said. "Like a rock: black and immovable, part of the Earth's crust, as if it had been there for 1,000 years and will remain for another 1,000 years."
October 11, 2017
Guela Solow-Ruda, partner for Architects Research Knowledge Inc. (ARK), guided stakeholders through a virtual tour of the new 5,000-seat theatre in Niagara Falls.
June 27, 2017
Morguard Corporation with ARK and Bird along with William Osler Health System celebrated a major milestone with the topping off of the Ancillary Services Building at Etobicoke General Hospital.
In 2016, the Morguard-led EGH Health Partners consortium was awarded the mandate to design, build, finance and maintain the $56 million medical office building through an alternative financing arrangement. The six-storey, 156,000 square foot Class A building is targeting LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification.
May 12, 2016
DRP member and applicant, Guela Solow-Ruda (ARK) will frame the discussion with a brief overview and act as moderator for a panel discussion on the question: Design Review Panel - Making Architecture Matter More?
April 8, 2012
Designed by ARK, award winning new 200,000-square-foot, $51-million community centre in Vaughan is ready to open. It includes a cafe and conference centre, three saltwater swimming pools (one outdoor and two indoor), a daycare centre, two full-size gyms, multi-purpose rooms, and underground parking for 350 cars, as well as an above-ground lot with 100 spaces.
Sept 8, 2010
ARK designed JCC in Vaughan discussed by Ted Sokolsky, president and CEO of the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto who talks with Leo Goldhar, chairman of the federation's real estate corporation, about the new model for the Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Jewish Community Campus being built at a 50-acre site in Vaughan
January 1, 2010
Partners Guela Solow and Mark Feldman explore residential building materials to meet new fire codes.
July 14, 2004
ARK creates exceptional design concept for Palliative Care Centre at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.
May 6, 2002 - Updated April 17, 2018
The time demands are a huge factor, too, particularly since women still have primary responsibility on the home front. If one of her children is sick, for instance, Guela Solow-Ruda, an associate partner at Petroff Partnership Architects in Markham, Ont., takes time off for the doctor's visit, something she doesn't see the guys at the office doing. When her first child was born in 1996, she was the first woman at her firm - which has been in business since the 1950s, to take maternity leave.