TACT Architecture Inc, is a specialized design and land approvals firm based in Toronto, focusing on effective and efficient development while maintaining a strong design-centric focus. TACT’s steady growth in the past decade has led the firm to be amongst Toronto’s top residential architectural practices. With established positive relationships with municipalities, politicians and resident groups, TACT has an established and proven track record of success. It has been the recipient of several design awards including the Best Emerging Practice Award from the Ontario Association of Architects in 2012. TACT’s primary clients are landowners and real estate developers, ranging from those unfamiliar with the land development process to established institutions and developers who rely on TACT Architecture Inc. for design and approvals across multiple sites.
TACT Architecture Inc. was founded by Principal, Prishram Jain BES, BArch, OAA, MRAIC. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Architecture, Art and Planning. After holding a senior level position at one of Canada’s leading architectural practices, he was selected for another senior role managing Toronto’s largest residential development site on the waterfront. Prish has been a visiting critic at architecture programs at several universities, was elected to the Toronto Preservation Board, and has spoken at planning and City building events in Toronto and Ottawa. Prish’s distinctive design sense and experience within the development industry inform all of the firm’s Architecture and Development work.
TACT Design Inc. is a Toronto based full service Interior Design firm that engages in a broad variety and scale of projects. With our innovative creative spirit we commit to each project to push the design of a space to its full potential. Budgets, schedules, and constructability are not looked upon as constraints, but rather as impetus to challenge our creativity.
The core of our practice is residential design. We work closely with Developers and Property Owners to distinguish their low, mid, and high-rise residential developments with our designs. We also specialize in the full design of Custom Homes where we culminate our experience to skillfully design the envelope of homes and their interiors to produce harmonious modern architectural compositions. Experience with commercial, retail, office, and restaurant design round out the range of our studio’s dexterity.
TACT Design Inc. was founded by its Principal, Michael Krus B.Tech, M.Arch, NCIDQ, ARIDO. Michael is a graduate of Ryerson Polytechnical Institute and the University of Michigan. He also holds a certificate of design from the University of Copenhagen. Michael’s 30 years in the design industry experience includes practicing as an Architect at HOK in New York City. In Toronto, he served as a Project Architect at KPMB Architects and held the role of Senior Design Associate at Cecconi Simone Inc. For the past 15 years Michael has lead his own design practice. Michael has and continues to serve as a visiting critic at the Ryerson University School of Interior Design.
It is through Michael’s amassed experience that TACT Design’s creative work is infused with a strong architectural sensibility and interior design sensitivity. TACT Design Inc. projects have been recognized with several design industry awards; including a OAA Design Excellence Award, a AZURE Design Award, and a ARIDO Design Award.
Principals Prishram Jain and Michael Krus created TACT Development Inc. in 1997 while apprenticing at Canada’s distinguished architectural firm, KPMB Architects. TACT Development Inc. combines the Partners’ extensive knowledge of residential design and development markets, while at the same time creating a platform fostering experimentation and learning. TACT Development Inc. successfully purchases, designs, sells and builds residential infill projects in urban Toronto. Their development projects inform their design and their designs inform their development projects. It is perhaps this key principle upon which the success of TACT is rooted… They design and build for others, as they would for themselves.