Michaela MacLeod

Founder at Polymetis
Toronto, ON

Michaela MacLeod is from Moncton, New Brunswick and earned her professional degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo. She was awarded the Ontario’s Architects Association Guild Medal Award and the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners for her research work on contaminated landscapes within the public realm. She did a post-graduate year of research on Bata Company Towns at the Bauhaus in Dessau. She is an Intern Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and founder of Polymetis, an architecture, landscape and public art studio based in Toronto. The studio's site-specific projects highlight an interest in experimental material applications, phenomenology, and the fusion of manual and digital means of representation to inspire new fields of exploration, which is core to the work ethos. Polymetis was recognized in 2015 to Twenty + Change: Emerging Canadian Design Practices and in 2017 Canada 150: 30 Canadian Architecture Firms Breaking New Ground. The studio’s temporary installations have been presented at Winterstations, Icebreakers, Winter Light at Ontario Place, Jardin des Métis, and Nuit Blanche. She also works as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto.