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Matthew Jarsky

About Matthew Jarsky, founder of Jarsky Studio.

Matthew Jarsky

Architect, Principal NSAA, OAQ, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C
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Jarsky approaches architecture in a balanced and grounded way that merges pragmatism, a philosophy of simplicity, and a refined functional aesthetic. 

Jarsky was born in New York City and grew up in Toronto. He obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and attended Dalhousie University for his architectural studies, where he was awarded his Masters in Architecture with Distinction. He has lived in Nova Scotia since 2000. Prior to launching his own practice in 2017, Jarsky was a partner at Fowler, Bauld & Mitchell, where he gained valuable experience over the course of nearly thirteen years.

Jarsky is passionate about the idea of architecture as a process of discovery, listening, and experimentation that culminates in buildings and spaces that are physical manifestations of values.

Jarsky has expertise in a variety of building types:

  • Industrial
  • Military
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Community

He has also worked on residential projects and the design of museum and trade exhibits.

His design of the Hope Blooms Greenhouse was the winner of a 2015 Award of Merit, Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor Design Awards in Architecture.

He serves on the boards of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and the Atlantic Chapter of the Canadian Green Building Council.

He is a Certified Passive House Designer and a LEED-Accredited Professional (LEED AP BD+C)

He is licensed as an architect in Nova Scotia and Quebec.

His master’s thesis, on the design of festival architecture for the Innu community of Sheshashit, Labrador, was awarded the Nova Scotia Association of Architects Prize.

Jarsky is fluent in English and French.

Architect and Principal, Matthew Jarsky
The art of architecture is to build on our values. They enrich the building and allow it to reflect the character of its time and place in ways that are engaging and enduring.
— Matthew Jarsky