Jerome Markson’s firm and his approach to design have
both evolved through more than 50 years in practice.
emerged from the University of Toronto School of Architecture
in 1953 as a modernist in a city that remained steadfastly
conservative and traditional.
After establishing his own office
in 1955, Jerome quickly established a reputation based largely
on his residences, with their distinctive clean, bold lines.
As the firm began to earn a wider range of commissions – from
institutional facilities to large-scale housing developments – its
approach became more diverse and refined.
The practice itself
underwent two other incarnations, as Markson Borooah Hodgson
Architects (MBHA) and Markson Borooah Architects (MBA), but
Jerome’s sense of design and his attention to detail
have remained consistent throughout the decades.
Jerome has received many honours and awards: In 2001, he
was the recipient of the Toronto Arts Award for Architecture
and Design – Jerome's favourite award as a home town
boy. He has also served on many juries for design competitions
In 2006, he returned
to his roots as Jerome Markson Architect (JMA), enabling him
to focus on what he does best: designing buildings that help
define the fabric of the community.
Jerome Markson is a fellow
of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, as well as
the Toronto Society of Architects, where he has served as president.
He is also a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.