Shim-Sutcliffe Architects’ interest in the construction and fabrication of buildings, sites, and their intersections has forced them to question fundamental relationships between object and ground, building and landscape, man and nature. Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe are partners in life as well as architectural collaborators. The Shim-Sutcliffe studio located in the downtown core of Toronto, frequently references the city’s vibrancy, diversity, ethnicity and particular landscape to reflect both global and North American sensibilities. The studio works in an intense and probing way, sharing ideas through drawings, models, and discussion with the numerous remarkable clients who have put their faith in them over the last fifteen years. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built architectural work has been honoured with eight Governor General’s Medals and Awards for Architecture along with American Institute of Architects, American Wood Council, Canadian Wood Council, Architectural Record Interiors and the I.D. Magazine Design Review awards.