Stephen Teeple, founder and principal of Teeple Architects, is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. Mr. Teeple is a prominent member of the Canadian design community, committed to active and ongoing engagement in all aspects of discourse regarding design, creativity and the public realm and was honoured to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his outstanding service and contribution to Canadian design and culture in 2013. Mr. Teeple’s recent work has explored the cultural dimension of sustainability in design, a practice he believes is in keeping with the architect’s responsibility to understand the evolving role of architecture in society. Throughout the evolution of his practice, there remains a consistent intent to pursue architecture as an art form - a resonant form that shapes human experience into a heightened level of felt expression. The work of Mr. Teeple and Teeple Architects Inc. has been recognized at both the national and international level for its inspired, intelligent and efficient responses to site, ecology and the specific and unique needs of each client.