Williamson Williamson Inc. is the Toronto-based architecture and design studio led by Betsy Williamson and Shane Williamson, experienced architects and academics committed to using both built and unbuilt work as vehicles to explore diverse research and design agendas. Their design approach privileges contextual specificity, materials research, fabrication methods, building performance, and client-based collaboration. Williamson Williamson’s work ranges from objects and installations to master plans and buildings, with a portfolio that includes numerous houses, commercial projects, and institutional work.
Williamson Williamson’s work has been published widely and has received numerous awards over the years. Notable practice-based recognition includes the Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement (2008) and the Professional Prix de Rome for Architecture (2012) from the Canada Council of the Arts, the Emerging Architectural Practice Award from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (2014), the Young Architects Prize (2006) and the Emerging Voices Award (2014) from the Architecture League of New York, and selection for the 2015 Wallpaper* Architects Directory.