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AGATHOM is an award-winning architectural studio and workshop. Established in 2005, the firm is the union of two distinct, yet complementary voices — Adam Thom and Katja Aga Sachse Thom. The work we do is an extension of a finely-calibrated collaborative process, built on a foundation of broad technical expertise and a dedication to craftsmanship.

What sets AGATHOM apart, is a focus on relationships – with our clients, our inhouse team and the talented builders and craftspeople we work with. This approach fosters a deeper understanding of our clients’ needs and superior project management. While each project begins with a sensitivity to the site, the studio is at its best when a program entails a broad range of interrelated challenges including planning, landscape, interior detailing, and of course, building design.

We are fueled by the conviction that thoughtful, timeless and imaginative architecture has the power to contribute to the well-being of its occupants while providing protection, comfort – and even moments of wonder and delight.

Adam Thom - Founder

Adam James Thom’s profile as an exciting and original voice in the Canadian architectural community has grown exponentially over the last decade. His work has been published in numerous books and magazines including Dwell, OBJEKT©International, HINGE, Canadian Architect, and Azure.

Awards include the 2016 Architizer A+ Award and the 2009 OAA Award of Excellence.
The practice is primarily focused on residential and commercial projects, but the firm also participates in public art installations and exhibitions.

Prior to completing an M.Arch from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Adam attained a BFA in sculpture from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD University). His passion for monumental sculptural forms that light up, flow, drip, shift, shake and groan was his gateway to architecture. As the son of renowned architect, Ronald Thom, Adam has always been immersed in a life that makes time for drawing, planning and building.
Adam is a Fellow at the RAIC college and a member of the advisory committee for IPLAN, a training program for internationally-educated architects. He is happiest when surrounded by talented craftspeople in remote locations. Adam is just getting started.


For Katja Aga Sachse Thom, an impossible design problem is an opportunity – an invitation to create something special and unexpected. Undaunted by the inevitable limitations imposed by peculiarities of a site or the rules of a municipality, she perseveres, and the results are better for it. Trained as a sculptor, her work is intimate and monumental, playful and daring, idiosyncratic and familiar.

Katja is a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Urban Land Institute. Her work has been published in numerous books and magazines, including Dwell, OBJEKT©International, HINGE, Canadian Architect, and Azure, and has been featured frequently in The Globe and Mail.

Born into a family of celebrated Danish textile designers, Katja brings with her the values and traditions of Nordic design, including humanism, simplification and craftsmanship. These values match perfectly with the ethics of the architectural practice: to build visionary, site-specific and sensuous work, grounded by a rigorous sensibility for craft. Always seeking sustainable solutions, Katja generates an architecture that contributes positively to people’s lives and to the community at large. She has always had an abiding interest in public spaces, and her goal in the coming years is to expand the practice to allow for more projects in this area. Katja is just getting started.

Tyler Malone - Architect

Tyler Malone first met Adam and Katja in an airport lounge. All three, it turns out, were on their way to New York City to receive their respective Architizer Awards for Design Excellence. More than just a potential business connection was made that day. It was clear, with each of them coming from a fine arts background and having interests that go well beyond the discipline of architecture, the trio had much to talk about.
Tyler has won multiple awards for past projects from Canadian Architect, AIA, Architizer, Interior Design Magazine, Canadian Interiors and Azure AZ. These projects have also been published in Canadian Architect, Designlines, Interior Design Magazine, Toronto Life, Dezeen, Azure, Phaidon, New York Times Travel and Canadian Interiors.

Tyler holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to devoting himself to Architecture, he pursued the Fundamental Arts program at Sheridan College, establishing the foundations of a design approach that centres around artistic expression. Engaging in all forms of the built environment, from the intimate to the expansive, his ultimate goal remains: to enhance the experience of the individual.



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3 Gilead Place
Toronto, ON
M5A 3C8

416 203 9068

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Careers at Agathom

Talented, skillful, creative? We are looking for eager team members that love architecture as we all do at AGATHOM. We are a tight group studio that enjoy bright energy, opportunity and precision.

Although we’re not actively looking fill other positions at this time, please contact us with the knowledge that we’ve been known to hire truly extraordinary people when the opportunity arises.

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