RAW design is an award winning architectural studio located in downtown Toronto with experience in a wide range of building types including high and mid-rise multi-residential, mixed use, commercial and historic restoration.

RAW is one of Toronto’s most vibrant and respected architectural and design studios. Cited as the 2009 Ontario Best Emerging Practice we possess an international design sensibility and wisdom combined with a wealth of recent local experience. The RAW portfolio includes the successful completion of many significant and landmark structures and our ongoing work includes many buildings set to become benchmarks for design excellence. Based in Toronto, our partners in Abu Dhabi, Delhi & Mumbai expand our reach into Asia & the Middle East.

At RAW, design excellence & creativity are not expensive options - they are fundamental to realising a building within the constraints of budget and schedule. At RAW, design excellence & creativity are not added value, they are primary values.


Prismatica has been installed on the banks of the Potomac River in Georgetown, Washington D.C. as part of Georgetown GLOW. The same light-bending exhibit has simultaneously been installed on Parliament Hill in Ottawa as part of the Christmas Lights Across Canada Season.

Prismatica was initially produced for Montreal’s Luminotherapie festival in 2014 after RAW won an annual competition held by the Quartier des Spectacles. The interactive public art installion consists of a forest of two-metre-tall structures made of polycarbonate panels coated with dichroic film, a material that gives the transparent surface the look of gasoline floating on water. Each of the three-sided prisms sits on a concrete base and is embedded with floodlights that refract light to create kaleidoscopic patterns across the snow and ice.