Len Abelman has worked as an architect in South Africa, Israel and Canada. His International experience brings lateral and creative insights to all phases of the design process. From large-scale master planning and urban design projects, through to the design of individual buildings and detailing, he brings all-round skills to the project team in resolving complex requirements. As a project architect he has coordinated the work of office staff, consultant teams and liaised with client groups, city officials and public working groups in guiding projects to their fruition.
Len is inspired by the role of the architect in creating built environments for future occupants: the cities around us, offices we work in and houses we live in, and their impact as backgrounds to our daily lives. Len strives to design practical solutions balancing the needs of clients, budgets and city regulations to improve the surrounding urban fabric. His visions have been incorporated into numerous WZMH projects including Parkway Forest Master Plan, Emerald City Condos and York Region Administrative Centre Annex.
Len holds two architectural degrees from a South African University and is licensed with the Ontario Association of Architects and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has written extensively about architecture and has been published in numerous magazines and web journals. Len joined WZMH in 2005. In recognition of his contributions to the firm, he was promoted to Principal in 2014.