Jon Soules received Bachelor of Architecture and Environmental Studies degrees from the University of Waterloo, where he won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal for Design.
In over 20 years with Diamond Schmitt, he has worked in various capacities on government, research and education, performance, sports and residential projects. His international work includes the Canadian Chancery in Prague, the Hebrew University School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Israeli Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem - winner of the 2004 Business Week/Architectural Record Award. Jon was lead principal of detail design and construction for the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. He led design of the National Arts Centre Theatre renovations in Ottawa and for The Country Day School Performing Arts Centre in King and St. Elizabeth Catholic High School Performing Arts Centre in Vaughan.
His master planning work includes The Country Day School Master Plan and subsequent projects including the Junior School gymnasium and Cyclone Field House. He is currently working on master plans for The National Arts Centre, the University of Calgary Kinesiology Complex and the Regent Park Revitalization Project in Toronto.
Health care projects include South Riverdale Community Health Centre, St Michael’s Hospital and medical operating theatres for the Clear view Institute in Toronto. Jon is the principal lead for the Toronto Zoo Wildlife Health Centre and studies for 50-meter pools in Toronto and Windsor.
He won the American Society of Architectural Illustrators Awards of Excellence in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.