Guela Solow-Ruda, Partner


OAA, MRAIC, AANB, AIBC, AAA, SAA, MAA, NSAA, AAPEI

As Partner and Management Team Member Guela provides the firm with it’s strategic agenda and guidance on professional, financial, legal, and administrative matters. Responsible for many of the firm’s new commissions in the P3 public/private partnership sector, Guela’s ability to successfully build consensus among diverse stakeholder groups is a talent that has resulted in an exemplary portfolio of award-winning projects. Extending the boundaries of architecture, Guela’s design approach integrates urban and interior design, functional program development, branding, wayfinding, and graphic design. A graduate of the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design in 1985, Guela currently holds memberships with provincial associations across Canada and the RAIC. Beyond practice, her influence extends to the profession as a City of Vaughan Design Review Panel Member, and a frequent invited public speaker in Canada and abroad.