Ph.D. DESIGN is a full-service, design-oriented firm committed to creating distinctive residences by bridging traditional sensibilities with contemporary needs and modern technologies. Our clients become members of the design team, communicating their needs, values and desires. We provide sensible design solutions where a focus on function drives the creation of comfortable and practical homes, be it a new residence, an addition, a renovation, or a restoration.
Along with a specialization in residential design, Ph.D. Design has extensive experience with commercial design. Face-lifting commercial buildings, including storefronts, shopping malls, and apartment buildings, as well as interior design, fall into Ph.D. Design’s capabilities.
Technically, Ph.D. Design moves with each project from start to finish. Working closely with engineers and builders, Ph.D. Design ensures that appropriate structural systems, building materials, construction, and HVAC technologies are utilized. Ph.D. Design teams up with seasoned builders, suppliers, and kitchen specialists, ensuring that each element of a project is looked after by a specialized professional. From the initial consultation to the end of construction, Ph.D. Design ensures that the client’s experience is memorably enriching.
A lover of history, a Professor of Design as well as a prolific & highly successful practicing architect, Peter Marzynski’s father Stanislaw, was a Professor of Architecture and one of the most respected architects in Warsaw, Poland. Peter followed in his father’s footsteps as an architect of residential & commercial projects, beginning his career in Europe& West Africa, followed by Toronto, where he has practised since 1983.
Founded in 1985, Ph.D. Design, Peter Marzynski’s company has designed and overseen the construction of some 250 projects in prestigious areas of Toronto’s Rosedale and Forest Hill, Etobicoke’s The Kingsway, Mississauga and King City among others. From Tudor through Georgian, Victorian and Craftsman styles, Peter Marzynski is also highly adept at cutting-edge Modernist structures. Priding itself on stunning interior design, PhD Design counts several designers in its team.
Peter is a recipient often European architectural prizes & awards for projects as disparate as a University Library, a Shopping Centre, a commercial complex, and a church and convent in Poland, as well as an art museum in Santa Barbara California. He is also an accomplished photographer, and has seen his work published in Time Magazine, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail.