Alex Speigel

Partner with the Windmill Development Group

Alex is a partner with the Windmill Development Group, managing the Toronto office, and a Senior Consultant with Urban Equation. An architect with 40 years of experience in design and development, he is strongly committed to a high standard of design and sustainability. Current work with Windmill includes projects in Toronto (Arch Lofts adaptive re-use, The Plant mixed use) as well as the community scale project, Baker District, in partnership with the City of Guelph (library, college, residential, public park). In his consulting role with Urban Equation, he also works as sustainability advisor and project manager to other developers, asset managers, faith groups and social enterprises.

Previously, as Director of Development with Context Development, he directed a number of innovative residential and mixed-use projects in Toronto including: Kensington Market Lofts, District Lofts, Ideal Condominiums, Mozo, Home, Radio City, Spire, Tip Top Lofts and The Loretto in the Annex.

Alex serves on the Friends of the Greenline Advisory Panel, ULI Mentorship program and was previously on the board of the Annex Residents Association.

Rethinking liveability in the design and development of multi-unit housing

Experts in sustainable architecture and development explore the main factors governing liveability and sustainability in multi-unit buildings today, including designing for wellness, alternatives to conventional development models, and the affordability of more sustainable approaches. Panelists include Alex Speigel, a principal of Windmill Developments who focus on low ecological footprint buildings and communities; Megan Torza, principle at DTAH leading a number of the firm’s sustainable developments; and Terri Peters, a PhD in sustainable housing and researcher on the human and social dimensions of green building; along with moderator Heather Dubbeldam, an architect and leading advocate for sustainable design. This panel discussion explores how Active House principles can be applied to the design and construction of multi-unit housing to reinforce human health and comfort, promoting wellbeing without negatively impacting the environment.