Tollendal Residence

About the Architects

Ted Handy


As the lead architect and principal of the firm since 1990, Ted Handy is responsible for the overall direction of each project to its successful realization. As Principal, he is the person who is accountable to clients throughout the entire evolution of each project from its conception until the building is successfully completed. It is his extensive experience and integrated approach that ensures all client concerns become clearly translated, without compromise, and that the client and the user groups are continuously aware of the evolution of the design. Upon completing his education in architecture and environmental studies at the University of Waterloo in 1976, Ted Handy went out to work for the Chandler Kennedy Architectural Group, one of the largest architectural practices in the country. During this time Ted was an associate partner and senior project administrator. He then moved to the Dover Park Development Corporation Limited, with the position of development manager. These positions provided a detailed background in planning, project development, construction, financing, and operation, which he applies today at Ted Handy and Associates. Ted has designed several award winning facilities for a diverse group of loyal clientele from municipalities to school boards and commercial to residential.

Rob Knight

Rob Knight

As a principal and senior designer, Rob Knight leads the design and production team while monitoring the scheduling and coordination of the contract documents to ensure that the production of documents is in sync with the construction process. Rob works closely with Ted Handy to oversee the development of design, the project team and the technical aspects of the project. He brings to the team his extensive production, design build and contract supervision of diversified portfolio. Upon graduating in 1989 from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute’s Architectural Science program, Rob joined Crange and Boake Architects Limited. Continuing in his architectural design experience, Rob also was a team member of Moffat Kinoshita Inc., and Teeple Architects. His experience as project manager on numerous projects brings thorough knowledge of large complex facilities. He has provided a leadership role on various building types including institutional, commercial, residential (low and high rise), places of worship, and industrial. This experience has covered the many elements of project management and execution from document preparation to consultant coordination, contract administration, project analysis, and design development.

The Associates

Anna Frankiewicz, Senior Technologist

Anna Frankiewicz

As a Senior Technologist, Anna Frankiewicz works closely with the design team assisting in the development of the design and overseeing the production and coordination of contract drawings. Anna has been with the firm since 1988 and has worked mainly on large projects, including institutions, community centres and churches.

Anna has an exceptional amount of experience in consultant coordination including; structural, mechanical, electrical and specialty projects. She also provides her expertise in schematic studies, design development, presentations and model creation.

Kristal O’Shea, Architect

Kristal O’Shea

Kristal O’Shea is a registered OAA Architect.  Working closely with the design team, Kristal is involved with design development, permit approvals, production of construction documents and client correspondence.  She has experience working on new and existing projects ranging from municipal, community, commercial, and custom residential. Kristal is a skilled BIM user and develops building designs mostly in Revit Architecture and Green Building Studio for the entirety of each project.

Jessica Mawson, Architect

Architect Jessica Mawson joined the Ted Handy & Associates team after the completion of a Master of Architecture Degree in 2014.  She has experience in a wide variety of project types from residential renovations to larger scale institutional projects.  Using her skills in a variety of 3D modeling and drafting software, Jessica works in collaboration with the team involved in design development, production of construction documents, detailing, and 3D renderings.

Craig Handy, Architect

Craig Handy is a registered Architect with 15 years of professional experience. Craig is involved in all aspects of the design process, from concept design though design development, consultant coordination, regulatory approvals, construction documents and project review. He has experience working on new and existing projects in many sectors – residential, community, commercial, hospitality, master-planning and large-scale mixed-used developments. His residential experience includes mid- and high-rise developments as well as private residences. Craig has worked internationally, with projects based in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the UK. While in London he was an architectural and urban designer as well as a BIM consultant. Craig is responsible for BIM coordination and authoring at THA.

Sadaf Badakhshanfard, Intern Architect

Sadaf Badakhshanfard completed her Masters of Architecture degree in 2012. She is currently an Intern Architect registered with the OAA, and is involved in the production of detailed drawing documents and consultant coordination here at THA. She has experience in a wide range of projects, from residential to mixed used developments. Sadaf is a skilled BIM user and has teaching experience with software programs such as AutoCAD Revit and 3D max.

Michelle Weideman, Intern Architect

Michelle Weideman is a registered intern architect with 16 years of professional experience. Since 2009 she has been working in Ontario on a variety of projects including long term care homes, medical clinics, educational buildings, mixed-use buildings, mid- and high- rise residential and smaller scale residential projects. Michelle has a broad range of in-depth experience in concept design, site plan approval process, design development, client meetings, consultant coordination, permit/construction drawings and 3D and digital presentation with over 12 years experience working with Revit Architecture.

Michelle McLaren, Intern Architect

Michelle McLaren, an Intern Architect registered with the OAA, joined the Ted Handy & Associates team shortly after the completion of her Master of Architecture Degree at Laurentian University in 2021. Working in collaboration with the team, Michelle is involved with design development, production of construction documents, consultant coordination and 3D rendering.

Kathleen Galbraith, Administration

As the Office Administrator and Marketing Coordinator, Kathleen handles the firm’s administrative duties and is involved in coordinating proposal responses and other marketing initiatives.

Lorraine Handy, Accounting

Lorraine Handy

For the past 24 years, Lorraine Handy has handled the financial management of the firm, including accounts receivable, accounts payable and the payroll.