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.Sc., B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MAA, MRAIC
B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MAA, MRAIC
B.Arch., OAA, MAA
Professional Quantity Surveyor
PQS, CET, MCIQS, GSC
Senior Registered Building Technician
Dip. Architectural Technologist
Dip. Architectural Technologist
Senior Contract Administrator
HBA, PMP, PQS
Document Control Officer
Architect | B.Sc., B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MAA, MRAIC
Dennis Castellan is a designer of buildings, urban environments, interiors, spaces and objects throughout Northern Ontario. Dennis Castellan’s keen ability to lead, collaborate and ‘think the problem’ pervades his work as architect, artist and technician.
Dennis received a Bachelor of Science in Physics (1973) and a Bachelor of Architecture (1979) from the University of Waterloo. He later opened his practice in 1984. He is a practicing visual artist, continuing to exhibit his work. This background underscores a unique crossing of scientific, cultural, urban and architectural thinking that is evident in his work.
As the founding partner of the practice, Dennis has undertaken a diverse range of project types and scales, including; cultural, heritage, civic, institutional, correctional, commercial, recreational and residential projects.
Dennis is involved in numerous community organizations including the Art Gallery of Sudbury serving as past board member and a current member of the Acquisitions Committee, and Club Montessori, Sudbury which is dedicated to raising funds for health and education.
He continues to act as a guest studio critic and member of McEwan School of Architecture, Laurentian University professor selection committee.
Architect | B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MAA, 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, MAA
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 the Chair for the Sudbury Action Center for Youth (SACY), President of the Wavy Lake Campers Association and Corsi Hill Playgrounds and a past coach for the Sudbury Minor Hockey Association and Board Member of the United Way Capital Campaign 2016, Mike is notable for his contribution to his community. Grounded by his roots, he understands the importance of integrity and building a strong community.
Professional Quantity Surveyor | PQS, CET, MCIQS, 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.
Intern Architect | M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci.
Angèle first joined 3rdLine.Studio in 2010. As an intern architect Angèle is currently working toward earning her designation as a licensed architect.
Born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Angèle attended Ryerson University where she received a Bachelor of Architectural Science (2006). In the following years Angele lived and worked abroad, immersing herself in European culture and design. She later completed a Mater’s of Architecture (2011) at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan. Upon graduating in 2013, she worked in the Greater Detroit Area and participated in a number of projects including a Master Plan for Detroit Rouge Park, Public Housing developments, and also co-founded a non-profit organization, Detroit Trees. Angèle, a proud French Canadian has returned to the City of Greater Sudbury with aspirations of contributing to the French community.
Angèle’s wide range of experiences both culturally and professionally play a significant role in her approach to design at 3rdline Studio.
She is currently the secretary and Vice President of Internal Affairs with the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Greater Sudbury (BPW) and is a part time professor at Collège Boréal.
Intern Architect | M.Arch., B.Arch.Sci
Andrea Vettoretti is an intern architect currently working toward her designation as a licensed architect. Andrea has been with 3rdLine.Studio for 3 years, first working with the studio after completing her Undergraduate degree and again following the completion of a Master’s Degree at Ryerson University.
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 and manage a variety of projects. She is also an active member of the Northern Ontario Society of Architects (NOSA).
Senior Registered Building Technician |
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 Technician with more than 8 years of practical experience. She graduated from Sheridan College with honours.
Technologist | Dip. Architectural Technologist
Melissa joined our 3rdLine.Studio team recently 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 Technologist
Jonathan graduated from Sheridan College in 2017 with an Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology.
Prior to joining 3rdLine.Studio Jonathan worked as a Specification Writer in Southern Ontario. This work experience has motivated Jonathan to continue to research and study new approaches and solutions to the design and construction of each project. He now strives to bring innovative technology to Northern Ontario’s construction industry.
Jonathan is currently pursuing membership with the Association of Architectural Technologist of Ontario.
Senior Contract Administrator | HBA, PMP, PQS
Kris started with 3rdLine.Studio’s team in 2009. He has seven years of construction related experience including work as an Estimator, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Contract Administrator, and Site Superintendent. His ability to take on new roles and responsibilities gives him a comprehensive outlook of the construction industry from design to project execution.
Kris’ work includes writing proposals, client relations, on-site activities, monitoring and managing project activities, developing cost estimates, defining scopes of work, and reporting on and coordinating the work of General and Trade Contractors. He is a PMP (Project Management Professional) in good standing with the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a PQS (Professional Quantity Surveyor) Designation Holder with the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
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 recently 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.
Project Manager | PMP, GSC
Andrew has worked with 3rdLine.Studio for over 3 years. He is considered a Project Management specialist with over 10 years’ experience managing construction projects across Canada. Architectural and construction exposure has provided Andrew with a unique perspective on the infrastructure industry with exposure to both unionized and non-union workforces. His ability to develop strong relationships within the construction community allows him to retain a reputation as a driven, innovative, and performance based professional known for providing customer focused services.
Andrew consistently demonstrates strong conceptual, analytical, organizational and problem solving skills in leading project teams toward success. He manages change to ensure project objectives are met.