3rdLine.Studio is a mid-sized architectural practice based in Sudbury, Ontario. Established in 1984 by Dennis Castellan and Peter Dewit, the office has been in practice for over 30 years. Offering a full range of architectural services our built portfolio includes residential, commercial, institutional and industrial work across northern Ontario and beyond. In its 30 years of practice 3rdLine.Studio has built its reputation upon leading, designing and delivering creative architectural solutions that respect both function and finance.
What’s in a name
In 2016, Castellan James and Partners Architects became 3rdLine.Studio. This change in name represents a continued evolution of the practice. We continue to believe in the power and strength of a studio process and open collective effort. We continue to build upon lessons learned and are committed to the delivering successful projects.
The name itself, 3rd Line Studio, is grounded in the elements we have defined as essential to the practice of architecture.
PEOPLE | EARTH | BUILT FORM
B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci., OAA
Professional Quantity Surveyor
PQS, CET, GSC
M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci., OAA
Senior Architectural Technologist
Dip. Architectural Technologist
Dip. Architectural Engineering Technology
Document Control Officer
Architect | B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC
Tim has practiced architecture with 3rdLine.Studio in Northern Ontario for over 20 years. His work includes highly sustainable environments; commercial developments, offices, schools, laboratories, industrial and residential work. His focus is ensuring design solutions create long life projects. Tim’s work with Canada Revenue Agency and with Rainbow District School Board have assisted these organizations to manage significant change with respect to their physical infrastructure. Tim has contributed design leadership to community projects including Rotary Park, Laurentian University School of Architecture and Health Sciences North.
Architect | B.Arch., OAA
Michael Ladyk joined the Firm in 1995 as an intern architect and has been a Partner since 2005. With 22 years of experience in the practice of architecture and construction, Mike has liaised with a diverse group of clients, consultants and trades to complete projects across commercial, industrial, institutional, First Nations and residential sectors.
Mike is a skilled technical designer with a clear understanding of function, form and material issues. He is well known for listening and responding to client issues and excels in team environments, managing multiple tasks in a professional and practical manner. He takes pride in assuring that the needs of clients are met by acting as prime contact through all phases of the project.
Currently a member of the Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC), Board Member of the United Way Capital Campaign (2017-2019), President of the Wavy Lake Campers Association, President of Corsi Hill Playgrounds and past Chair for the Sudbury Action Center for Youth (SACY) and former coach for the Sudbury Minor Hockey Association , Mike is notable for his contribution to his community. Grounded by his roots, he understands the importance of integrity and building a strong community.
Architect | M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci., OAA
Angèle first joined 3rdLine.Studio in 2010, as an intern architect and 2018 as a Partner in the firm.
Angèle’s wide range of experiences both culturally and professionally play a significant role in her approach to design at 3rdline Studio. Angèle received her undergraduate degree at Ryerson University. In the following years Angèle lived and worked in Southern Ontario specializing in the high – end residential sector later moving abroad to immerse herself in European culture and design. She later completed a Master’s of Architecture at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan.
With 12 years of experience Angèle is well versed in design development, construction documentation, interior design, budgets, contract administration and project management across the institutional, commercial, residential and industrial sectors. Now an architect and partner at 3rdLine.Studio, Angèle is seeking to build long term client relationships.
She is currently a member with the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Greater Sudbury (BPW) and is a part time professor at Collège Boréal.
Professional Quantity Surveyor | PQS, CET, GSC
Sergio is a managing Principle of 3rdLine.Studio since 2000. In his role he acts as the Chief Financial Officer, Professional Quantity Surveyor, Certified Engineering Technologist, Gold Seal Certified Construction Project Manager and Senior Contract Administrator.
Sergio is a vital member of 3rdLine.Studio. He brings added value to our team with his vast construction experience and knowledge. His work primarily focusses on project cost management and value engineering during design and construction.
Project Architect | M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci., OAA
Andrea is a licenced architect and has been with the firm full time since 2015.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Andrea’s research investigated architectural opportunities for repurposing post extraction landscapes; it is this desire to contribute to the architectural landscape of the North that brought her back to the region.
During her time with 3rdLine.Studio, Andrea has had the opportunity to design, lead, manage and coordinate a variety of projects across Northern Ontario.
Andrea completed her studies at Ryerson University and is a licensed architect with the OAA.
Intern Architect | M.Arch., B.A.S.
Maxine Blais is an intern architect currently working towards her designation as a licensed architect. She completed her Undergraduate degree in 2017, with cum laude honours, as part of the inaugural class at the McEwen School of Architecture in Sudbury. Over the course of her education, she completed a series of cooperative placements at 3rdLine.Studio. Maxine was among the first graduates of the Master’s Degree at the school in June 2019.
Her unique experience as part of the charter class has prepared her for working in the north through hands-on design-build and community-design projects. This has increased her knowledge of building systems for northern climates and working with clients to meet their needs. Born and raised in Sudbury, Maxine is passionate about enhancing the built environment of Northern Ontario.
Senior Architectural Technologist | M.A.A.T.O.
Vanessa joined our 3rdLine.Studio team in 2009. She works closely with industry professionals, providing architectural design and drafting services using building information modeling (BIM) systems. Her responsibilities as a project lead include developing technical detailing standards, project planning, contract administration and consultant coordination.
Vanessa has been exposed to the construction industry since childhood. Her passion for Architecture and Construction is evident in her work and ability to provide project based solutions.
Vanessa is an Architectural Technologist with more than 10 years of practical experience. She graduated from Sheridan College with honours.
Technologist | Dip. Architectural Technologist
Melissa joined our 3rdLine.Studio team in 2015. She graduated from Algonquin College’s Ontario College Advanced Diploma for Architectural Technology, and started her career in the architectural field in Ottawa before migrating back home to Sudbury. Melissa is currently in pursuit of becoming a member of the Association of Architectural Technologists (AATO) and is a highly-engaged individual.
Technologist | Dip. Architectural Engineering Technology
Kieron travelled from the farthest Eastern province in Canada to join our 3rdLine.Studio team in 2018. Originally from Newfoundland, Kieron graduated from the College of the North Atlantic with a Diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology in 2017. Kieron’s role on the 3rdline.Studio team is to actualize projects and see them through to construction. He is interested in in sustainable practices and their implementation in the field.
Kieron is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Technology at Memorial University, membership with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologist (OACETT), International Engineering Technologists Alliance (IETA), and his LEED certification.
Controller | PCP
Sheri joined our 3rdLine.Studio team in 2010. She is responsible for all in-house accounting operations, pension/benefits administration, financial/government reporting, and employment standards compliance. She completed the Business Administration and Human Resources Management program locally at Cambrian College and holds a Payroll Compliance Practitioner certificate through the Canadian Payroll Association (CPA). Sheri is a driven professional that is currently working towards her Certified Payroll Manager certification through the CPA.
Sheri is skilled and experienced in accounting and human resources best practices, up to date with current HR trends, and compliant with payroll and employment standards.
She is also an active member of the Human Resources Professional Association, the Canadian Payroll Association and Young Professionals Association of Greater Sudbury.
Document Control Officer |
Vivianne joined our 3rdLine.Studio team in 2015. She has 5 years’ experience working as an administrative expert and enjoys helping others whenever possible. In her role, she is the first point of contact to 3rdLine.Studio and supports our technical staff and Partners. Vivianne’s dynamic ability to take on new responsibilities allows our staff and clients to focus on other priorities.