Clayton Payer

Clayton Payer

Toronto, ON, CA



I have recently completed an internship with Arata Isozaki & Associates in Tokyo and presently motivated to continue cultivating a broad range of architectural and design experience. My goal is to seek out a collaborative studio environment with a passion for sophisticated design and architecture. To meet this goal I am seeking a firm with a strong studio environment and desire to challenge and move forward the practice of architecture. With my varying range of employment experiences and a strong academic background I feel I will be an eager contributor to any firm.


Arata Isozaki & Associates, Intern Architect - Open Desk

Assisted with the construction of physical scale models; photography of models; design development; 3D Model creation; project drawings and design research.

Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

Core Architects, Intern Architect

Performed the duties of an Intern Architect, which included design development; working and construction detail drawings; shop drawing review; structural and mechanical engineer collaboration; client meetings; and permit applications.

Feb 2010 - Mar 2011

Cheryl Atkinson Architect, Architectural Designer

Assisted Cheryl Atkinson with the design development of various small scale projects and produced architectural presentation material for design exhibition and clients.

Nov 2010 - Feb 2011

Ryerson University, Graduate Assistant

Guided first year B.Arch Sci. studio students. Assisted with the critiquing and marking of student projects at various stages of pre-design and schematic design.

Jan 2009 - Apr 2009

ACO Design, Architectural Designer

Responsible for pre-design of office, residential, religious and urban planning projects. Conducted site analysis and gave office presentations on design and graphic methods

Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Ryerson University, Graduate Assistant

Researched, created presentations and mark students projects for first year B.Arch. Sci Sustainable Practices course.

Sep 2007 - Mar 2008


Ryerson University, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2007 - Sep 2009

Ryerson University, BArch, Bachelor of Architectural Science

Sep 2003 - Apr 2007


Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners, Nomination

The Canada Council for the Arts Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners is awarded to a recent graduate of a Canadian school of architecture who demonstrates exceptional potential in contemporary architectural design.

The prize recipient will have the opportunity to broaden his or her knowledge of contemporary architecture culture by visiting a selection of works of architecture. The recipient will also be able to expand her or his professional skills through an internship at an internationally acclaimed architectural firm, anywhere in the world.


Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Student Medal, 1st Place

The Student Medal is awarded annually to a student graduating from a professional degree program in each accredited University School of Architecture in Canada who, in the judgment of the faculty of the respective School, has achieved the highest level of academic excellence and/or has completed the outstanding final design project/thesis for that academic year.


Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Honour Roll, Honorable Mention

The Architecture Canada Honour Roll recognizes those students of an accredited professional degree program of Architecture in Canada who have achieved high academic standing in the top 10% of their graduating class.


Program Director’s Award for Best overall Thesis/Project, Ryerson University., 1st Place

Award given by the Director of the Master of Architecture Program to the student who has proven to have the Best overall final Master of Architecture Thesis/Project.


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