About

NORR believes the ultimate success of any design project is driven by people. It involves a team of highly passionate and skilled professionals working towards a unified goal.

With that goal as the benchmark, NORR draws on the integrated thinking of our global team, partners and clients to address the complex requirements of building owners and users. Our multi-disciplined approach results in design solutions and programs that make our clients successful.

NORR has an 80-year history of commercial design. Our 750-member team stands proudly behind our designs as architects, engineers, planners and interior designers. We recognize our rich history and build on this experience in designing today’s modern buildings and spaces. We continue to advance design through technology, sustainable practices and the pursuit of excellence.

NORR's History

Founded in 1938 by Canadian Architect John B. Parkin, we’ve been building on our reputation of innovation and expert design for more than 80 years. NORR has grown significantly across geographies and disciplines and today operates in Canada, the US, UK and UAE, backed by a team of 750 professionals within architecture, engineering, planning and interior design. NORR is proud to reflect on its origins and the founding values of John B. Parkin in our refined expression of design. Some of our well-known iconic work over the years includes: Toronto International Airport, Toronto’s Skydome, now Rogers Centre, and the Emirates Towers, Atlantis The Palm and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

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Our Team

Meet our leaders from across the globe offering design expertise in 14 market sectors.

Meet the Team
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Award-Winning Projects

Awards recognition is the result of unique architecture designed in harmony with our clients and communities.

See Our Awards

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Start a career at NORR

Work alongside the best and the brightest people in the industry at one of our global offices in Canada, the US, UK or UAE.

Life at NORR