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SHEEEP is an experimental art and architecture studio  based in Toronto directed by Reza Nik.  The studio is primarily working within community, education, activism, culture, public art and architecture. 
Our process is highly collaborative and we don’t like to pretend like we have all the answers.
We work with local experts, craftspeople, makers and artists for almost every single project that result in a humbling learning experience as well as an experiment of sorts. We navigate the boundaries between many disciplines and come fully equipped with a wide range of technical and communication skill sets. We are rigorous, but we are also forever students - we believe in learning from others. The initial phase of every project includes lots of absorbing, questioning and understanding from the context and those involved before we shift to design. 

We are interested in projects that are human-focused, and public in nature. We enjoy interventions that deal with existing conditions, we value the resources that are poured into infrastructure and buildings and we do our best to work with what exists as much as possible.

SHEEEP is exploring other ways of practicing architecture.
SHEEEP is an experimental architecture studio working through an equitable lens.
SHEEEP is thinking about architecture beyond buildings.
SHEEEP is committed to meaningful community engagement. 
SHEEEP is collaborative and does not believe in being a lone design wolf.
SHEEEP is research-based, process-based, non-disciplinary, trans-disciplinary.
SHEEEP is playful.
SHEEEP is constantly learning.  
SHEEEP is questioning everything.
SHEEEP is cautiously hopeful.
* SHEEEP is licensed with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA).

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Previous SHEEEP team members:
(none of this would be possible without you -  thank you)

Sam Shahsavani 
Connor Stevens
Yoon Chai
Dimah Ghazal
Rahul Sehijpaul
Daniel Ciu
Averill Dimabuyu
Erin Jeong
Monica Hutton
Kasra Foroutan
Farhan Dhanani  
Edwin Agyei
Minah Lee
Ghazal Elmizadeh

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What we do:
Spatial Design
Concept Development
Exhibition Design
Public Art
Furniture Design
Creative Direction
Sound Design
Publication Design
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Clients / Co-creators / Allies :
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
The Bentway
Neworld Theatre
GoodSh.t Studio
Muddy George 
The Legends League
New Currency
City of Mississauga
Collision Gallery
The Climate School
Beyond Extraction Collective
Homes First
The Collision Gallery / Studios
Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust
Canadian Urban Institute
City of Toronto Department of Energy & Environment
Nuit Blanche Toronto
EDIT (Expo for Design Innovation & Technology)
Azure Magazine
IDS Toronto (Interior Design Show)
Sunday Drive Art Project
Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP)
StreetArt Toronto
Environmental Defence