Antonio’s professional experience and research focuses on the intersection of architecture, planning, and urban design. He’s internationally recognized for transforming cities into vibrant urban places that respond to their social, economic, and environmental contexts. Antonio has worked on a wide range of projects focused on urban intensification, master planning, mixed-use, transit, heritage, economic development, and sustainability. His project work includes light-rail transit (LRT) projects for Mississauga, Brampton, and Edmonton, downtown plans for Halifax and Regina, and campus plans for Seneca College and Laurentian University.  

In addition to impacting communities through his professional practice, Antonio has acted as chair of the Toronto Society of Architects and the City of Vaughan’s Design Review Panel. He is involved with several industry initiatives and organizations, including the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and the Canadian Urban Transit Association. He is a member of the Planning Research Advisory Committee with the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE), and the Rethinking Rental Roundtable, with Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC-SCHL). Antonio is also the chair of DIALOG's Community Wellbeing Framework Roundtable, which launched in January 2021.   

As one of our founding partners, Antonio facilitates his project work through participatory processes. In 2015, he was bestowed the honour of being listed as one of the “Top 10 Most Successful Mexicans in Canada” by Latinos magazine. He became a fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada College in 2018, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the design community.

Antonio is an informative and engaging speaker, internationally recognized for transforming cities into vibrant urban places that respond to their social, economic, and environmental context. He's frequently sought-after for keynote presentations, expert panels, workshops, and guest commentaries. Learn more about Antonio's past and present engagements.

We get one lifetime to change the world. To make it a better place. I have chosen to do so through the craft that I love - city building - by engaging people in a meaningful conversation, knowing that good design makes a difference.
Antonio Gómez-Palacio

Education

  • Masters in Environmental Studies, Urban Planning York University
  • Architecture and Urbanism Universidad Iberoamericana

Awards

2015 Top 10 Most Successful Mexicans in Canada, Latinos Magazine