About Harry Lay

Harry Lay B. Arch. O.A.A. completed his degree in architecture at the University of Toronto, following studies at Trent University, Universite Laval and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris, France. Harry is fluently bilingual.

Before launching his own practice in 1991, Harry was a senior associate with significant Canadian architectural practices including Brisbin Brook Beynon Architects and RDH Architects. Harry’s portfolio includes a diversity of projects, ranging from healthcare and commercial developments to churches, schools and private residences.


“How Regal Heights Got Built”, (author) Regal Heights Review, Spring 2020

“Growth Industry” (author) In the Hills, Spring 2019

“Jack Lake Original”, Our Homes (Muskoka), Summer 2018

“A Caledon Cottage Reborn” In The Hills, March 2018

“Authentic Muskoka”, Our Homes (Muskoka), Summer 2014

“At home in the hills: an eco revival of a Gothic farmhouse” In The Hills, Spring 2012

“Point of View”, Our Homes (Caledon), Summer 2011

“The Good Life on Otter Lake”, Our Homes magazine (Muskoka), Winter 2011

“Family Treasure on Kennisis Lake”, Our Homes (Muskoka), Fall 2010

“Sans Souci Escape”, International Architecture & Design, Summer 2008

2008 Heritage Toronto Award, William Greer Architectural Conservation and Craftsmanship category 

“Doritty Residence”, Architectural Conservancy’s Guide to Port Hope, 1997

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