History

The Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden Partnership was established in 1961 by four associates of the iconic Canadian architect, Peter Dickinson. After Peter’s untimely passing, and with commissions to complete for Izzy Sharp of Four Seasons Hotel and Kenneth Rotenberg of Y&R Properties, our new firm was founded and went on to design its first modernist landmark projects in Toronto. Through the 1960s and '70s, we designed such iconic buildings as the CN Tower, the Royal Bank Plaza, and multiple signature office buildings in downtown Toronto and Calgary. Through the 1980s and '90s, WZMH’s work followed its clients, expanding into the USA, the Middle East, and China.

After 57 years and renamed as WZMH Architects, the firm has evolved from its modest roots to a global force in architectural design, with a showcase of buildings in every large Canadian city and many throughout the world.

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The five architects that would become WZMH Architects, photographed with their proposal for the new Canadian Broadcasting Corporation headquarters. Clockwise: Peter Tirion, Boris Zerafa (holding glasses), Peter Webb, Jack Korbee and Brian Brooks. 1961, Peter Dickinson & Associates Offices.
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1968
Inn on the Park England

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1976
CN Tower

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1986
Madison Avenue