University of Toronto, Master of Architecture, 2018
University of Toronto, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, 2010
McMaster University, Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), 2008

Major Projects

Amica Islington Village
Corner Brook Long Term Care
Modular Supportive Housing: Phase 2
Runnymede Long Term Care
University of Toronto Koffler Scientific Reserve

CreateTO 640 Lansdowne Study
Grandview Children's Centre Feasibility Study

Esther Cheng



Esther first joined Montgomery Sisam as a summer student in 2017 and returned full time in January 2019 following the completion of her Master’s in Architecture at the University of Toronto. Esther was named an Associate in 2021.

She has skillfully applied her professional training in Occupational Therapy and her comprehensive understanding of human functions and wellness in a healthcare setting to contribute to projects in sectors spanning long-term care, palliative care, rehabilitation, and complex continuing care. Her competencies and aptitude across a wide range of software applications, attention to detail, and strong sense of collaboration are highly beneficial to her project teams. She has adapted quickly to new roles and is experienced in all phases of development in projects at different stages of completion.

Esther’s interest in the built environment’s role in the mental and physical wellbeing of its occupants continues to inform her work and design philosophy. Her background in healthcare is integral to her approach to architecture, both in assessing clients’ needs and developing responsive, human-centred design solutions to meet them.