Canadian Architect Howard Rideout has a career that spans thirty-five years. His work ranges from the intricacy of designing a prototype boutique for a Canadian cosmetic company to serving as
Canadian Architect Howard Rideout has a career that spans thirty-five years. His work ranges from the intricacy of designing a prototype boutique for a Canadian cosmetic company to serving as the visionary for the campus plan of one of China’s most prestigious universities.
Howard Rideout is the principal of Howard Rideout Architect (HRA), an architecture firm based in Toronto, Ontario and founded in 2000. At HRA, Rideout oversees every project, ensuring that each is a unique architectural expression developed collaboratively with the client. HRA’s work includes projects of various types and sizes. At home in Ontario the firm specializes in custom homes and cottages as well as larger institutional and commercial projects that require an attention to detail, from the projects architectural design to its placement on the site. Currently the firm is engaged in designing Bridgewater a master planned community near Collingwood. Abroad, projects include large scale resorts, institutional campuses and master planned communities. Recently he has worked with the late Karl Lagerfeld on the new Karl Lagerfeld Hotel in Macau set to open this year.
Rideout has been recognized for several local as well as international awards including the Dubai International Award for his seaside village in Dalian China, Project of the year (Ontario Home Builders Association) for his project in Bradford, Ontario for Brookfield Homes and the winning entry for his urban design of Place Jacques Cartier in Montreal. Rideout has been featured in several publications including Canadian Architect, Canadian House and Home and Azure for his projects and architectural expertise.
His first book entitled Building Community/Community Building: The work of Howard Rideout Architect in Simcoe County, explores the work of the firm completed in Simcoe County and how these initial projects lead to him meeting business man and philanthropist Reinhart Weber who would task him with the creation of his lakeside residence and afterward the design of the Midland Cultural Centre.
Rideout is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the American Society of Architectural Illustrators. Howard lives with his partner in Toronto’s Riverdale community and is an avid gardener, story teller and community builder.
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