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Viktors Jaunkalns

Viktors Jaunkalns, OAA, MRAIC, graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in 1981. He was awarded the Ontario Association of Architects Scholarship to conduct independent research in Switzerland and Italy. He also taught at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture Rome Program and the Carleton University Foreign Study Program.

After returning to Canada, Viktors joined the Toronto architectural firm of A.J. Diamond & Partner, where he was promoted to Senior Associate in 1985. In 1988 he co-founded
MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects. Viktors Jaunkalns and David Miller lead the design team of MJMA.

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Viktors has directed the building and landscape design of several of the firm's key civic projects that have been recognized as models for a new form of hybrid public building. The designs for the Whitchurch-Stouffville Community Centre, the Vellore Village Joint Complex in Vaughan and the Niagara Falls Community Centre all display a complex interconnection of separate civic user groups brought together in one new public building type.

Within the office, Viktors has been responsible for the development of new forms of digital communication to allow project clients to be directly connected to the development
of their project. MJMA has developed an expertise in digital imaging, three-dimensional modeling and animation that makes the design process accessible in public and client discussions.
The firm was awarded the Canadian Architect 2000 Art of CAD award for expertise in Computer Aided Design modeling.

Bachelor of Architecture,
University of Waterloo, 1981

Bachelor of Environmental Studies,
University of Waterloo, 1978

Professional Memberships

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Ontario Association of Architects
Academic Positions - Visiting Critic

New Jersey Institute of Technology
New Jersey School of Architecture 2003

University of Calgary Faculty of Env. Design 2002

Ryerson University Thesis Mentor 2001 to 2002

University of Toronto AL&D 1985 to present

University of Waterloo School of Arch. 1986 to 2003


Calgary Architecture and Urban Studies Alliance
Lecture Series 2002

University of Toronto
AL&D 4th year Design Option Studio 1994 to 1996

TSA Lecture Series 1994

University of Waterloo
School of Architecture, Rome Program 1981

Carelton University Program in Italy 1981
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