Betsy Williamson is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Through her years of experience in small award winning design firms, Betsy brings to the office her enthusiastic commitment to architectural practice and high quality design. She has developed expertise in detail clarity and creative solutions balanced by focused project management skills.
Betsy received a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Architecture from Barnard College and her professional Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University. Her office’s early work was awarded the prestigious Ronald J. Thom Award for Early Design Achievement from the Canada Council for the Arts in 2008 and was named one of the top 40 under 40 design practices in Canada by the National Post. In 2006, they were honored with the Young Architects Award from the Architectural League of New York.
Most recently, Williamson Chong was selected for the 2014 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the 2014 Emerging Voices Award by the Architectural League of New York. Betsy was also named a finalist for the Architects’ Journal 2015 Emerging Woman Architect of the Year Award.
Betsy continues to foster her commitment to engaging the city in a greater capacity as a member of the Waterfront Toronto Design Review Panel. She actively contributes to a culture of quality at an urban scale by signaling that high quality design is a critical consideration for the development of Toronto’s waterfront and the city.