James C. Pitropov is a registered Architect in Ontario and Alberta. James graduated from the University of Toronto School of Architecture as their top student in 1995. James won the Gold Medal in Architecture and was nominated for school’s Governor General Silver Medal. James was also voted by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada as a student most likely to be an
“architect of distinction”.
James interned as an architect for over 5 years, four of those years in Alberta where he learned the design of timberframe homes and cottages and fell in love with this contemporary approach to traditional but modern design. James returned to Ontario in 2001, and bought the firm of retiring Architect, Stewart Smith, a talented and experienced Architect that was the past President of the Ontario Association of Architects. Smith Architect Inc. is a residential and light commercial architecture firm based in Huntsville, Muskoka. James is Principal Architect of the firm and focusses on residential custom cottage design and light commercial work including resorts, municipal and religious buildings.
James is an avid fly fisherman, birder and cottager. Having had a family cottage in Bala Muskoka for over 20 years as well as a current cottage in Huntsville for the past 10 years, James is uniquely qualified to design and build custom homes and cottages that are built to the site and your unique environment. James is also a trained and competent builder and a licensed Nudura insulated concrete form installer. James is presently the chief builder of the Scarborough Bluffs addition. He is not afraid to get involved with the site management and construction of his projects to ensure that the projects are built on time and on budget.
James lives in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto but makes weekly trips to his projects in Ontario’s North. James meets his clients on their site, at their home or at their cottage. In Toronto, James is often seen walking his black flat coat retriever Molly along the shores of Lake Ontario and through Toronto’s many ravines.