Garth Iver Norbraten


As the son of a prairie carpenter who became an architect, Garth grew up with a practical appreciation of how things are made and the challenges of translating architectural intent into reality.

Garth has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies and a Master of Architecture from the University of Manitoba. On completion of his studies, he was awarded the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal. A fellowship took him abroad for a year of study in Helsinki, Finland.

Prior to establishing his own office in 1997, he worked in his father's practice in Saskatchewan, for one of Japan's largest architecture and construction companies in Tokyo, and for firms in Toronto. Practice has included new buildings and renovations, interiors and graphic design.

Garth has been a design studio instructor in the architecture programs of The University of Toronto and Ryerson University.