Michaela MacLeod

Michaela MacLeod

Toronto, ON, CA




Polymétis, Toronto, ON, CA, Principal & Founder

Polymétis is a Architecture & Landscape Architecture practice located in Toronto, Canada. The projects focus on making and experimental production, combining manual and digital techniques with natural and synthetic materials.

Technologically and sustainably-minded, each project is approached with a blend of manual and digital skills that inspire new fields of exploration, which is core to the studio's ethos. The aim is to create works that are thoughtful, engaging and beautiful.

Jan 2013 - current

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, Adjunct Faculty

Adjunct Professor Arch 193 Design Studio

Adjunct Professor Arch 492 Design studio Rome Program

Jan 2006 - Apr 2014


Bauhaus Dessau, Dessau, DE, Urban Studies

Oct 2010 - Jun 2011

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, CA, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2003 - Sep 2005

University of Waterloo, Cambridge, ON, CA, Bachelors, Architecture

Sep 1997 - Jun 2002


Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2013, Award

At its core, Nuit Blanche is a 12-hour event with a mandate to make contemporary art accessible to large audiences, while inspiring dialogue and engaging the public to examine its significance and impact on public space. Nuit Blanche is both a "high art" event and a free populous event that encourages celebration and community engagement. From sunset to sunrise city spaces and neighbourhoods are transformed into temporary exhibitions. Unusual or forbidden spaces become sites of contemporary art open for all-night discovery and rediscovery. Cultural institutions, from museums to galleries to artist run centres, open their doors and offer free access to contemporary art. The everyday is suspended as the city's landscape is changed to welcome a variety of artistic experiences.


International Garden Festival, Jardin de Metis - 14th Edition - 2013, Award

The International Garden Festival is pleased to announce the names of the designers selected by the jury for the 14th edition of the Festival. Six new projects were selected to be featured at the 2013 edition that will exhibit more than twenty conceptual gardens. The 14th edition of the Festival will open on Saturday, June 22, 2013. The competition attracted a record 290 proposals for contemporary gardens submitted by over 725 architects, landscape architects, designers and artists from 31 countries.


Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners, 1st Place

The $34,000 Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate of one of Canada’s ten accredited schools of architecture, who demonstrates exceptional potential. The prize winner is given the opportunity to visit exceptional buildings across the world, and to intern at an architecture firm of international stature.


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