Bogdan Newman Caranci renamed BNKC

Toronto-based Bogdan Newman Caranci Architects + Urban Design is renaming as BNKC Architecture + Urban Design. The change marks 50 years of practice for the Toronto-based firm, and the retirement of partners Joseph Bogdan and principal Angelo Caranci.

77 Wade Avenue; Photo Credit: Cicada

Now led by Elie Newman and Jonathan King, BNKC’s projects include the College Park Redevelopment in Toronto as well as Old Hyde Park Village in Florida.

“It’s a tremendous honour to call BNKC my home and to support the core elements that continue to be the bedrock of the practice: our responsive approach to clients; attention to detail; and tenacious focus on getting it right,” said King, principal at BNKC. “It is also about embracing innovation and sustainability in a meaningful way.” 

College Park Redevelopment; Photo Courtesy of

The firm’s portfolio also includes the Commons of Uptown Waterloo in Waterloo, the Bradford West Gwillimbury Library and Cultural Centre, and the transformation of the Bishop Strachan Junior and Senior School.

“Joseph and Angelo’s sense of collaboration and business acumen has established the legacy upon which the company’s future as an integrated architecture practice will prosper,” said Newman, principal at BNKC. “Jonathan’s expertise in design, firm management and mass timber positions the firm well in contemporary architecture to continue to lead and innovate.”