Spencer Court

Principal Architect & Founder




"Making architecture is a profound act of optimism that can galvanize our relationship to the spaces, communities and cities people dwell."

Spencer Court is Principal Architect and founder of 'One One Ten' - a modest studio practice based in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. He established his practice initially as a modest network of single professionals joining forces as a collective team in the context of a new paradigm of professional practice and continues to build upon the strengths and strategies of responsive forms of practice that work for clients.

Spencer is known by discerning clients as a leading architect recognized for his design abilities, overall leadership in project development planning and emphasis on pre-design activities across a wide range of project typologies. Spencer's dedication at identifying key client concerns at early stages in order to finding effective solutions to specific client challenges in business or operations surpasses expectations as they become leveraged by informed design efforts. His track record is evident in creating architectural value that effectively realizes exceptional built environments for people by guiding integrated, multidisciplinary teams to achieve unique stakeholder objectives.

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Master of Architecture (RAIC Honors), University of Manitoba
Bachelor of Environmental Design (Arch.), University of Manitoba
Lib.Ed./Fine Arts (Emphasis in Sculpture) 1995-1997, University of Lethbridge


Founder and Principal Architect at One One Ten since 2010
Associate Director, Campus Planning & Architecture (Facilities) at University of Lethbridge 2008-2016
Guest Lecturer at the University of Calgary, EVDS and University of Lethbridge
Intern Architect at LM Architectural Group, Winnipeg from 2002 to 2008


Registered Architect, Alberta Association of Architects (AAA)
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)
LEED Accredited Professional - Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
Member, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)
Past Registered Member, Manitoba Association of Architects (MAA)


"Paradigm Lost: New Modalities in Architectural Practice" - A&D Now Series, Dept. of Art (Univ. of Lethbridge), November 2018
"For What it's Worth" - Canadian Architect, April Issue, 2017
"The Structure of the Profession" - Faculty of Environmental Design, EVDS (Univ. of Calgary), March 30, 2017
"Lethbridge University: The Spaceship-like Prairie School Comes of Age" - The Architectural Review (UK), February Issue, 2014
"APPI South Event - Envisioning a Campus" - Alberta Professional Planners Institute (APPI), March 20, 2013
"Spencer Court and Moriyama + Teshima team speak in A+D" - Faculty of Fine Arts (Univ. of Lethbridge), January 2013
"Past Shaping the Future" - Southern Alberta Magazine ("SAM - Fall Issue"), December, 2012
"Mapping Out a Plan" - UNews (University of Lethbridge), October, 2011
"The Cupid of Construction" - Winnipeg Free Press, October 2007
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) National Honour Roll, 2006
'City Crossing' (2nd Place) - International Design Competition (LMAG), Winnipeg, Manitoba, 2004
"True to Form" - Canadian Architect, November 2003
Mel P. Michener Fellowship, Faculty of Architecture, Univ. of Manitoba, 2003
Canadian Masonry Institute Recruitment Award, 2001
Preservation Award for Excellence, 'Industrial Strength' Exhibit, Heritage Winnipeg, 2001
'Tunnel Vision' (1st Place, Theoretical Category), Design Competition (FAUM), 1999
Donald L. Dunklee Award, Dept. of Environmental Design, University of Manitoba, 1999

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