Sando received his Master of Architecture from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor of Arts, from the University of Alberta. With a background in fine arts and art history he quickly gained a wide range of academic and early professional experience from installation work and set design to a variety of large scale multi-family master planning and infrastructural projects.
Sando’s studies have allowed him to follow academic pursuits not only throughout North America but also abroad, having spent a term in Beijing as part of the Global Architecture Program at the University of Toronto as well as studies taking him to Berlin, Chicago, and New York. While studying he interned at the Toronto based Khoury Levit Fong where he worked on both master planning and cultural/institutional projects. Sando has contributed work to several publications including MAS Context University Work Edition: 2010, bracket [on farming]; Superlinearity, and the Toronto Museum Project. After receiving the 2010 Kuwabara-Jackman Architecture Thesis Prize upon Graduation, Sando moved abroad gaining experience in both Amsterdam and London. Working with Amanda Levete Architects in London he helped develop two large media campuses and several cultural buildings. During his time with Grimshaw Architects he worked on projects ranging from public space guidelines for Transport for London to the development of a highly technical desert botanical research and education facility.
Sando joined DXA studio in early 2014. He has since had the opportunity to engage in a range of projects from office/ workspace concept design and competition work, to single and multi-family rental and condo developments involving both new construction and Landmarks Preservation processes.