Pina Petricone

Pina Petricone


B.Arch., M.Arch. II, OAA, AAA, FRAIC

Pina Petricone is a founding partner of GPA with Ralph Giannone.  She guides the studio to deliver innovative, visionary, and widely recognized work and research by leading and advancing the firm’s creative and research output to be at the forefront of industry practice and professional knowledge. Pina oversees and guides projects with studio teams to optimise design quality, to foster teaching and learning, and to inspire and motivate all at GPA.

Pina’s creativity and love of design has led to some of GPA’s most remarkable projects including the award-winning Daniels Waterfront City of the Arts, The Royal Hotel and Annex in Prince Edward County, Ontario, Ravine House built on the ruins of a John Parkin House along the Rosedale Ravine in Toronto, the mixed income Block 22 for the Regent Park Revitalization Project, the Herman Miller Canadian Design Centre, and the Trinity College Centre for Ethics, an interfaculty and interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Toronto.

As a Principal of Giannone Petricone Associates and a Professor of Architecture at the University of Toronto, Pina’s dual role is a defining feature of the practice, enabling her to contribute intellectual rigor and research to the firm’s projects and processes, as well as to give real projects academic consideration. Pina teaches design and theory at all levels of the Master of Architecture program and has recently been awarded a LEAF Impact Grant to develop a unique design research internship program for graduating undergraduate students.

Pina has presented her work and research at several international conferences and symposia, including the Columbia University Think Tank on the Building Intelligence Project, IF World Conference at the Politecnico di Milano, the Banff sessions on Architecture in Banff, Alberta, and the Tectonics: Making Meaning Conference at the Eindhoven Technical University, Netherlands. Her work and research have been published widely in Canada, the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Pina received her undergraduate professional degree in architecture from the University of Toronto in 1991, a Masters in Architecture from Princeton University in 1995 and became a fellow of the RAIC in 2015.