yoga studio

                    The Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Toronto, has a strong, large community of daily practitioners. They wanted to bring  more light into the practice space, improve air quality, provide more yoga mat storage and offer a […]


crate & barrel

While at NBBJ, in the Retail Studio, several of Michelle’s projects were Crate & Barrel Homestores. The NBBJ team worked with the design team at Crate & Barrel and the landlord’s shell architects. Michelle’s responsibilities grew from team member to managing the projects, coordinating consultants, client relations and addressing site […]


vestibule no.1

The construction of these bellowing geometries act within the context of a given space allowing for manipulations of spatial configuration and sensory transformation. Working with the compression of the linearity of time and movement, while allowing for the senses to morph from the visual [approach] […]


the quincy*

* With a polite nod to A. Quincy Jones. A master of long, low sloping roofs… and producer of wonderful living spaces. The design of the Quincy birdhouse for the Tree Swallows who migrate and nest in Ontario is based on a square plan that […]


retail sketches

  These drawings are fine examples of the hand drawing that Michelle (Mahaney) Grant was doing at NBBJ in the radical 1990’s. She thinks she was listening to G.Love and Special Sauce while drawing these…. or perhaps Boy George.