Who We Are
At Red Studio, we inspire our clients with our passion for design, innovation, environmental stewardship, health, and well-being.
We are a full service architectural and design firm that is re-defining environmental design. We take a unique approach to sustainability in architecture, one that centers around human health and wellness. Our work is embedded in the notion that we are all products of our environment. Because of this, we believe that environmental preservation is paramount, as truly there can be no human health without a healthy planet. In our view, they must go hand-in-hand.
We understand that health is our greatest resource as humans and focus on creating spaces that inspire those living and working within. Our goal is to make people healthier, more engaged, and happier in their space.
Our passion for environmentally-sound and healthy design has created a breadth of project experience that stretches across the building industry, including corporate, commercial, institutional, residential, and educational facilities. We listen to our clients and bring the fullest commitment we can to their project, ensuring excellence and care in all that we do.
Meet the Principals
The firm is led by its two founding partners, Antonio Santini and Denise Santini. Red Studio Inc Architects was founded in 2002 to bring concepts of health, wellness and sustainability to the forefront of architecture and design services. Our team is carefully selected to complement our studio’s vision and goals.
Here is a selection of featured projects by the RED Studio team. Check back often as we rotate our favourites and add in new innovative projects regularly.
We achieved many environmental initiatives in the design of this home, most significantly the innovative and environmentally sound passive heating and cooling strategies.
In this project we incorporated unique design components to showcase the client’s multi-faceted group of companies. The design layout reflects the client’s collaborative work environment.
Our design concept, which was deeply rooted in sustainable design, focuses around the design of a custom staircase inspired by the family’s deeply rooted love of music.
DARLING HOME FOR KIDS
Our work on this project involved designing a hospice and respite facility for chronically and terminally-ill children. The site is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and as such, it was critical that the design tread lightly on land.
MOTTE & BAILEY HOUSE
The conceptual design of this contemporary residence is inspired by a grand English castle. Stone and wood were used as the primary materials extrapolated from the traditional stone and timber of medieval castles.
P. KIEWIT INFRASTRUCTURE CO.
This office brings together 130 employees into a flexible environment that puts “People First”. Inspired by the company’s corporate ethos, we revitalized the workspace incorporating key concepts such as employee well-being, flexibility and functionality.
This project incorporates a proposed student residence with commercial retail and office spaces as well as amenity spaces, a fitness centre and common courtyard. The driving force behind this design was to create a space that facilitates interaction.
RED Studio Inc. completed various retail branch projects for The Royal Bank of Canada. Our scope of work involved a combination of full architectural and interior design services for updates, rebuilds and renovations.
CORPORATE OFFICE HEADQUARTERS
This project is a single-storey corporate head office for a family-owned and operated development company on a protected ravine site. The concept of the building was influenced by its surrounding landscape.
This project is a renovation to an existing split-level home in an established neighbourhood. We designed the residence for a family where the kitchen functions as a main communal area – essentially the hearth of the home.
The underlying concept of the home is guided through a state of equilibrium. The floor plan of the residence is divided into two programmatic bars bridged by a viewing platform.
BEAUTY SUPPLY OFFICE
This project is the corporate headquarters for a family-owned beauty supply company. Our design begins with a runway concept leading to the reception desk, culminating with a showpiece back wall.
This contemporary house is an addition and renovation to an existing bungalow. The addition to the residence renders a seamless spatial experience moving though the home.
Red Studio worked closely with the Rice Development team to plan their corporate headquarters on an environmentally protected site in Brampton, Ontario.
This project involved the re-design and re-vitalization of all common areas for an aged office building. Our design concept introduced natural elements to the interior of the lobby creating a dynamic, vibrant common space.
Red Studio conceptualized this lakehouse design for a client with property on a wooded, lakefront site in Muskoka, Ontario.
Red Studio modernized the front entry, reception, lobby, administrative and executive offices for Conservation Halton’s head administrative office location, situated in a former school building along the Niagara Escarpment.
University of Calgary
This award-winning project is a state-of-the-art, environmentally responsible, 190,000 square foot educational and research facility, bringing together two independent faculties within The University of Calgary.
Red Studio was the architect of record for this commercial project in downtown Toronto. Design was completed by MSDS Studio.
2018 Venice Biennale Proposal
Climate change is perhaps the single most critical challenge that humanity will grapple with as we move towards the mid-21st century. The next generation of environmental challenges require architects to work holistically in co-creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary teams to confront these challenges in a positive manner.
ASSISTED LIVING CENTRE
All Seasons Recreation Centre
The built form is designed to sustain seasonal programmatic functions such as skiing, hiking, and community events, while actively eliminating impact to the environment.
Kelso Quarry, Milton, ON
One of the unique aspects of our Studio is our focus on research. We encourage our team to innovate and push the boundaries on creative solutions. We often incorporate unique design prototypes or strategies in our designs. Below is a selection of some of our latest lab design work. Check back often as there is always something innovative coming out of our lab.