Education

Master of Architecture, University of Toronto, 2021

Bachelor of Architectural Science (Honours), Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), 2017

Major Projects

Chelsea Gardens Net Zero Affordable Housing
Glen Hill Gardens

Roger Xu

M.Arch.

Roger first joined Montgomery Sisam in 2017 working for more than two years with our long-term care team before returning to school to pursue his Master of Architecture. Roger rejoined the firm in 2021 after completing his degree. During his studies, Roger accrued a wide range of project experience, working alongside both large and small teams to design and deliver a new high rise residential tower, the Eglinton Cross Town Yong Station and the new Ottawa Public Library and Archives.

Roger takes pride in producing high quality deliverables within tight timelines. He often works across many projects, able to transition easily between tasks and lend support to different teams as needed. With a strong understanding of long-term care design standards, approval requirements and development processes, he continues to play an important role in our long-term care division. He has helped produce more than a dozen feasibility studies for public and private residential care facilities. His broader portfolio includes the new Glen Hill Gardens, the Belmont House Addition and Chelsea Gardens Affordable Housing development for which he has assumed a wide range of responsibilities from team BIM lead and consultant coordination to document checking and tracking, rendering and drawing.

In keeping with his work in practice, Roger is a proponent of thoughtful design and considers it critical to human wellbeing, particularly among vulnerable user groups. Whether long-term care, affordable housing or volumetric modular design, he believes strongly that architecture can be creative, compelling and accessible to everyone. And he takes a keen interest in new and evolving technologies and ways of construction that are yielding high caliber buildings faster and more economically.