Joe Lobko



Joe is an architect with a particular interest in urban design, adaptive reuse and the non-profit sector. In 2006 he joined DTAH as a partner with the merger of his own practice, and in the same year he received an urban leadership award from the Canadian Urban Institute and became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 2012 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Sustainable Buildings Canada. Volunteer efforts include serving as, past chair of the Toronto Society of Architects, and as a current member of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel.

Notable award-winning projects include leading the design of renewal and restoration projects such as Artscape Wychwood Barns and Evergreen Brick Works; the planning and urban design of Waterfront Toronto’s West Don Lands community (with UDA); the L’Arche Dayspring Chapel; Artscape’s first legal live/work project in Toronto; the competition-winning Sims Square office building adjacent to Burlington’s City Hall; and the Fort York Transitional Residence.


  • University of Illinois at Chicago: Master of Architecture, 1984
  • Carleton University: Bachelor of Architecture, 1980

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
  • Member: Ontario Association of Architects
  • LEED Accredited Professional
  • Member: City of Toronto Design Review Panel
  • Member: Arts Consultants Canada
  • Member: Canada Green Building Council Greater Toronto Chapter
  • Member: Congress for New Urbanism
  • Member: ICOMOS Canada
  • Member: Toronto Society of Architects

Major Projects