SvN Architects + Planners announces new partner appointment and planning lead hire

SvN has recently expanded its leadership team with the appointment of Sam Dufaux to Partner, as well as the introduction of Andrew Goodyear in a newly developed Planning Lead role.

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Prior to joining SvN in 2018, Dufaux spent a considerable amount of time working internationally, most recently spending ten years at New York’s WORK Architecture Company.

As an Associate Principal at WORKac, Dufaux led diverse award-winning projects in New York, including the Kew Gardens Hills Library, Children’s Museum of the Arts, Edible Schoolyards at PS7 and PS216, and Wieden+Kennedy’s offices, as well as the New Holland Island Masterplan in St-Petersburg, Russia and Nature-City in Oregon.

During his tenure as Design Director at SvN, Dufaux has transformed the firm’s approach to architecture and urban design with a focused methodology that ensures design and research are at the core of the multifaceted practice’s efforts.

In his role as Partner, Dufaux will continue to lead key firm projects across all scales with a focus on the integration of architecture, landscape and ecological systems for a post-carbon world.

Goodyear joins the SvN planning team from Toronto Community Housing, where he was the Senior Development Director.

With 18 years of land use planning experience in Toronto, the GTA, the U.S and England, as well as a diverse academic background including degrees in Commerce, Law and Planning, Andrew’s keen interest in the development and revitalization of urban areas is matched with a thorough understanding of supporting strategies and processes.

The new Planning Lead role at SvN will see Goodyear focus on marquee firm projects including advisement for the Ontario Line.

“As the issues facing our communities become more complex and intricate, so too does our need to meet those demands with integrated, strategic and creative leadership,” says Drew Sinclair, Managing Principal, SvN. “These announcements reinforce our firm’s continued pursuit of social and cultural impact. Both Sam and Andrew have a rich history of contributing to the fabric of the communities in which they work and I look forward to witnessing the legacy they imprint on our cities as well as our team.”