About

Setless Architecture is a small architecture office specializing in custom modern homes.

Setless is a made up word, intended as the opposite of set. The name is intended to conjure a sense of resistance to norms and a resistance to stasis. In practice, the firm seeks to re-imagine plan, form and utility and provide innovative design solutions for its clients.

 
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Michael Lafreniere
Principal

OAA, RAIC
michael@setless.com

Michael Lafreniere founded Setless Architecture in 2010 after working for Hariri Pontarini and Taylor Smyth Architects. Michael is a registered architect and a member of the RAIC.

Michael completed his studies at The Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art in New York city where he served as a guest juror. Prior to that, he studied at Parsons School of Design and OCAD University.

In addition to his duties at Setless, Michael is a founder, partner, and board member of Visionary Rails. Visionary Rails is a citizen initiative to stimulate proposals for the creative use of underutilized infrastructure in the future development of the transportation network in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

 
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Matt Lafreniere

 
matt@setless.com

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Sarah Gilmore

M.Arch Professional, B.Sc.Arch
gilmore@setless.com

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Emily Guo

M.Arch Professional, B.A.S. Honours
emily@setless.com 

 

Emily Ross

M.Arch Professional, H.B.A.
ross@setless.com