Sando B. Thordarson

Sando B. Thordarson

New York, NY, US



Sando B. Thordarson

B.A, M.Arch

Canadian Citizen




  • Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto  2006-2009_Masters of Architecture


  • University of Alberta_Bachelor of Arts: Major in Art/Art History with a minor in English  2001-2005




  • DXA Studio - NYC - 2014 to present

     Principal-Managing projects and teams working on a wide assortment of ground up buildings, additions and rennovations of historic buildings ranging from mixed use/multifamily, cultural and commercial. 

  • Grimshaw Architects - London -2013

     Part II Architectural Assitant Equvalent- Worked on research and development of a Public Space and Transit Best Practices Report as well as a Masterplan and preliminary design for a large scale highly technical cultural facility.

  • Amanda Levete Architects -2011-2012

     Part II Architectural Assitant Equvalent- Worked on development of a Media Campus Masterplan, Phase 1 of Media Campus Masterplan, and several competition entries.

  • Jim Lucassen, Stage Director -2011

  Project: Opera Set Design for Un Ballo in Maschera (Verdi)
   Free Lance Consultant: Devlope design and construction drawings for set crew in conjunction with Jim Lucassen.

  • Grow the Energy Circle Ltd. -2011

  Project: Eco Energy Park
   Free Lancer: responsible for site masterplanning, consulting, branding, communications, graphic  design


  • Khoury Levit Fong -2009

  Project: Liwan Bayrut Competition
   Design Team: responsible for conceptual development
   and communication graphics

  • Khoury Levit Fong-2008

  Project: Nordhavnen, Sustainable City Competition    
   Design Team: responsible for the development and design of city fabric; block structures, street layout, streetscape, building typologies and massings, as well as development of park systems


  • University of Alberta Museums and Collections-2007

   responsible for the management, continued conservation, and documentation of a permanent relocation of rare collections

  • University of Alberta Art Collection-2006

   responsible for the management, conservation, documentation and handling of fine art collection, the care and accessioning of new acquisitions, and the daily management and exhibition of the art collection pieces


  • Current member of Ribbel Collaborative
  • Awarded the 2010 Kuwabara-Jackman Architecture Thesis Prize for most outstanding March  thesis of the year
  • Published in bracket_[on farming] ; Superlinearity, under Moving Cities in collaboration with  Adrian Blackwell
  • Published in MAS Context University Work: 2010 as a contributor
  • Published in Putting the Park Back in Parkdale, ed Alissa North, as a contributor
  • Participant in the Global Architecture, Beijing Summer Studio Program 2008
  • Exhibition: Toronto Museum Project 2008, City of Toronto
  • Participant in the Toronto Museum Project community charrette 2008 as an invited  participant
  • Guest Choreographer/dancer @ University of Calgary and Orchesis Dance Project 2001-2004

Digital Media Skill Set

Rhino   AutoCAD   Adobe InDesign 
Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop  Adobe Flash
iMovie   3DMax    Grasshopper



DXA Studio, New York, NY, US, Principal

Studio Principal

Feb 2014 - current

Grimshaw, London, GB, Part II Architectural Assistant

Part II equivalent architect. Worked on a public space best practices document as well as a large scale technical/cultural master plan.

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A), London, GB, Part II Architectural Assistant

Part II Equivalent (UK)/ Intern Architect-2+ years experience (NA)

Sep 2011 - Jan 2013

Khoury Levit Fong, designer

Part I Equivalent (UK)/ Intern Architect (NA)

Aug 2008 - Jan 2009


University of Toronto, MArch, Architecture

A masters in architecture.

Sep 2006 - Dec 2009

University of Alberta, Art/Art History

A bachelors with a split focus in art history and studio arts with a minor in english studies.

Sep 2001 - May 2005


2010 Kuwabara-Jackman Architecture Thesis Prize, Award

2010 Kuwabara-Jackman Architecture Thesis Prize for most outstanding March thesis of the year. Done in collaboration with Stephen Addeo.


Areas of Specialization