SPYRO TRIFOS, NSAA MRAIC, LEED®AP BD+C
PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT
TRIFOS DESIGN CONSULTANTS
SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA


Spyro Trifos is a native of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Mr. Trifos received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree from McGill University in 1982. As a student, Mr. Trifos was one of the founding editors of the architectural journal, "The Fifth Column." Upon graduation, Mr. Trifos immediately accepted a position with Arcop Associates of Montreal, Quebec, working on both Middle Eastern and Canadian building projects.

In 1986, Mr. Trifos established the architectural firm of Trifos Design Consultants, providing individualized, comprehensive, client service. Since the firm's inception, Mr. Trifos has been responsible for its progressive growth and development. The firm has achieved recognition for distinctive, dynamic designs, that incorporate a thorough understanding of the business of building and property development.

Mr. Trifos is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), and the Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA). Mr. Trifos is currently serving on the Cape Breton Regional Heritage Advisory Committee, and he is a member of the Atlantic Chapter of Canadian Green Building Council, as well as the Architectural Woodwork Institute. Mr. Trifos is a past member of ICOMOS Canada (International Council on Monuments and Sites). Mr. Trifos actively maintains a high level of participation in local community affairs, serving on various boards and committees, including the following:

  • Past Chairman, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Heritage Advisory Committee, 1998 – 2001
  • Director, Cape Breton Regional Municipality Heritage Advisory Committee, 1998 – Present
  • Councillor, Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA), 2011
  • Vice-President, Nova Scotia Association of Architects (NSAA), 2012 – 2013 / 2016 - 2017

Mr. Trifos, as Principal Architect of Trifos Design Consultants, has been responsible for the successful completion of many projects, some of which are as follows:

  • Atlantic Tractors (CAT) Dealership, Balls Creek, Nova Scotia
  • Bank of Montreal Heritage Renovations and Expansion, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Calvin United Church, New Waterford, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Cancer Centre Bunker Addition (Cape Breton Regional Hospital), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton District Health Authority Chest Clinic (HealthPark Office Complex), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital Interiors, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton Regional Hospital Palliative Care Facility, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Alumni Hall 190-Bed Residence, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Campus-Centre Expansion, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Harriss Hall 111-Bed Student Residence and 300-Seat Dining Hall and Food-Service Facilities, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Technology-Enterprise Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Technology, Training & Research Facilities, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Wellness Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Health and Recreation Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Shannon School of Business, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton University Student Residences (2000 and 2004), Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board's Donkin School Gym Addition, Donkin, Nova Scotia
  • Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique, Nova Scotia
  • Centre 200 Renovations and Upgrades, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Congregation of Notre Dame Health-Care Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Marine Atlantic Administrative Offices Relocation, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Marine Atlantic North Sydney Passenger Terminal, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • New Dawn Guest Home Senior-Care Facility, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Northside Community Guest Home 39-Bed Addition, North Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus A-Wing Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus Cultural Learning Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus Trades Building, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Marconi Campus Student Lounge, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Strait Campus Dining Room, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia
  • Richmond County Municipal Building, Arichat, Nova Scotia
  • Rizzetto Office Building, Sydney, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Royal Bank/Workers’ Compensation Board Bank/Office Building, Charlotte Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Silicon Island Art and Innovation Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • St. Francis Xavier University Coady International Institute, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • St. Francis Xavier University Bishops Hall Renovations, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • St. Francis Xavier University Charles V. Keating Millennium Centre, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • St. Francis Xavier University Morrison Hall Renovations, Antigonish, Nova Scotia
  • St. Joseph's Pastoral Centre, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Steel Centre Credit Union Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney Marine Terminal Redevelopment and Joan Harriss Cruise Pavilion, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney Mines Town Hall Heritage Rehabilitation, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia
  • Sydney Mines Volunteer Fire Department Community Hall, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia
  • Telile TV Broadcasting Studio, Arichat, Nova Scotia
  • Toronto Dominion/Canada Trust Bank/Office Building, Sydney, Nova Scotia
  • YMCA of Cape Breton Charlotte Street Facility Addition/Renovations, Sydney, Nova Scotia