Chris A Montgomery

Chris A Montgomery

Chris A Montgomery


Faculty of Applied Science & Technology

Chris Montgomery is a Licensed Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) and has been an Adjunct Professor at Sheridan College since 2019.

Upon graduation from the University of Toronto in 1988 with a Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch.) degree, Chris was the recipient of the AIA Henry Adam Medal and the Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Excellence for the Outstanding Student in the Graduating Class.

Following a year of work in Copenhagen, Denmark as a teaching assistant at the University of Copenhagen and another year of work & travel throughout Europe and Asia, he returned to Canada. Over the next several years he worked in numerous Toronto architectural offices including Zeidler Roberts Architects, James F. Baer Architect, Michael J. Kirkland Architect, and Baird/Sampson Architects.

In 1992 Chris graduated from the University of Waterloo with Masters of Applied Environmental Science (MAES) completing his thesis on “Planned Suburbs and Suburban Enclaves as an Alternative to Urban Sprawl”.

Chris had a very early start in the profession of Architecture working through five high school summers at Matsui Baer Vanstone Architects in Toronto. Now with over 40 years of experience and as a Licensed Architect for 30 years, Chris operates a full-service architectural design firm (Chris A. Montgomery Architect) that has completed over 800 projects with a focus on residential, commercial and hospitality design. The firm has extensive regulatory experience with various government and planning jurisdictions and provides a full range of architectural activities including feasibility studies, schematic design, conceptual design, design development, construction drawings, approvals, project costing, contract administration and construction site review.

Chris volunteers his time as a member of the OAA Registration Committee which certifies applicants for professional registration, as a member of the OAA Interns Committee, and as the OAA Representative to the University of Toronto, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design School Council. He is also an active member of the City of Orillia Municipal Heritage Committee.

From 2022-23, Chris was the Program Coordinator for Sheridan College’s “Graduate Certificate in Urban Design”.

Teaching Interests

  • Architectural Design Studio

Research Interests

  • Design Process, Adaptive Reuse of Buildings
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