Who we are?


Recognized as an outstanding designer and architectural firm, Alva Roy Architects consistently pushes the boundaries of architecture and interior design with over 15 years of experience. Our works experiment with new spatial concepts, encompass all filed of design, ranging from exterior to interior.


aRA is always looking for opportunities to blur the lines between interior design and the mass of building through honest material and design techniques.


Alva Roy Architects has extensive experience in the management of complex urban town and institutional projects with particular expertise in amalgamating and has a broad portfolio of project types, ranging from designing an exhibition booth, interior design, residential (single and town house) to large scale commercial and institutional work with attention to detail, client’s needs, function of the project, and building context.




Alva (John) Roy


Best known for his seminal built works. (Garden Void House, BMW showroom in Tehran, Exhibition hall for Homa 2, …….


His central concerns involve a simultaneous engagement in practice and research.


Roy received his professional master degree in architecture from AZAD university of Tehran with distinction, interning in Sharestan on numbers of award-winning institutional and high rise residential projects before founding AX.Architects.


In 2004, he founded AX.Architects, a Tehran/Dubai-based practice supporting clients throughout the Middle east and Europe.


Alva Roy Architects is recognized as a Canadian design practice after Alva immigrant to Canada in 2010 and achieved his professional architectural license in 2015.


He is concept designer of London Celebration Centre while he was working at STANTEC, and project architect in numerous projects, like Pickle Barrel Restaurant and bar in Pickering, LCBO in Calling wood, Ford and Lincoln showroom in Alliston and Princess Auto in Owen sound.


He is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC) and a member of Toronto Society of Architect.


Since founding Alva Roy Architects in Toronto, Alva has provided leadership and exceptional client service on a number of his project. His commitment to design excellent and creating a spiritual space beside his respect to using of honest building material, his attention to detail and advanced building technologies, has resulted in numerous architectural and design awards and the publication of his work locally and internationally.