Césanne studied architecture at the University of Manitoba and McGill University where he adopted a phenomenological approach to architecture.
His background in computer science and real estate and, and his early exposure to influential clients in Canada and China, allowed him to see architecture from multiple perspectives, some in sharp angles with his academic upbringing. This diversity of experiences gives him a critical yet optimistic view of the future of the practice of architecture, and the product of that practice, as well as a hope for contributing to it in a distinctive way.
Césanne is a semi-professional musician. He plays the Tar, a traditional Persian instrument, when he is not occupied with architecture.
Sima completed her studies at the University of Manitoba and McGill University where her research focused on curating a synergy between phenomenology, computational design, and public health. Her background in Water Resources Engineering and in real estate helps Sima understand urban settings through multiple apertures.
In her roles as design and business director for large offices in Canada and China, Sima has worked towards bridging the divide between the thought and practice leaders, especially with regards to urban development initiatives.
Sima is an award winning part-time fashion designer and finds great joys in making.