Standard Practice is a Toronto-based architecture and interior design firm founded in 2014 providing a full spectrum of architectural and interior design services in Canada and abroad.
We are creative thinkers and cogent strategists, innovative designers and community-consensus builders. Our projects vary in scale and size – from single family houses and interior design projects to large multi-use buildings. We understand the importance of creating architecture that is elegant and attentive to context. Our primary mission is to build vibrant buildings and environments. Through a strong set of core principles, we maintain a disciplined approach to project delivery, sustainability, cost efficiency, and quality management.
Our expertise is residential architecture. Residential buildings accounts for over 80% of the the global built form. Its growth and adaptation is constant – and constantly explored. We have researched, designed and built a variety housing types and typologies, including market housing, student housing, micro-units, affordable rental and market housing, mixed-use, artists’ live-work and custom homes. Prior to establishing Standard Practice, Emerich was a senior associate at an established Toronto-based architectural practice where he spent much of his time focusing on creating livable cities through high-density housing. Having designed large mixed-use projects for private sector clients including Lanterra, Great Gulf, Cresford, and Urban Capital, as well as having worked on mixed-use projects in the US and overseas, Emerich has successfully worked on the delivery of thousands of residential units to the marketplace. Emerich also play key roles on several winning competitions including the Pan Am Athletes’ Village in Toronto’s West Donland’s, Regent Park’s Sackville-Dundas affordable housing project, and North Point Mixed-Use Redevelopment in Boston. Prior to this, Emerich gained significant experience working on high-end custom houses in Toronto’s Forest Hill, Rosedale and Bridlepath areas and recreational houses in Georgian Bay’s Archipelago district. Emerich is a Registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has served as a visiting architecture critic to University of Waterloo and University of Toronto.