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Our Team

Advocates for Good Design

Agata Z. Mancini, OAA

The founding principal of Assembled Light, Agata Mancini emigrated to Canada from Krakow, Poland with her family in 1989.  After spending the majority of her childhood in the Niagara Region, she studied Architecture at the University of Waterloo, completing its rigorous and highly competitive professional program in 2009.

Having gained work experience both within Canada and internationally, Agata relocated to Hamilton, Ontario in 2010 and quickly felt a deep connection to the city.  Wanting to be a part of its future, she established Assembled Light to foster an environment where clients and industry professionals could come together to collaborate on modern, detail-oriented design interventions that contribute to healthy home- and city-building.

Agata excels at big picture thinking, always keeping the project’s timeline and budget in mind when exploring the various methods available for helping her clients achieve their specific goals.  Equally at home at the drafting table or on a project site, she is a natural problem solver, skilled in efficiently altering plans and designing details to adapt to changing circumstances or unforeseeable site conditions.

Agata is a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, currently serving on the OAA council, and is an active participant in the education continuum and communications committees.  Agata is also a member of both the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects and the Young Architects of Hamilton: two groups which aim to advocate for architecture in the area by sparking relevant conversations within the general public and promoting the importance of design as a cultural resource.

Holland A. Young, Intern OAA

Holland Young is an architectural designer and sustainability consultant who joined the team at Assembled Light in 2018.  Holland grew up in Flamborough, Ontario and – after developing a keen interest in architecture and interior design during high school – attended the University of Waterloo’s School of Architecture, completing their master’s program in 2015.

Working at both large and small firms located in Toronto, Hamilton, and Vancouver has afforded Holland experience with many different project types and scales, from small interventions required to keep non-profit residential care facilities up to code, to forty-year master plans for sixty acres of private school campus.  She has come to view every design challenge as a unique puzzle, and thoroughly enjoys researching and working with clients, builders, and industry professionals to come up with the best possible solution.

Organized and detail-oriented, Holland is a talented programmer and space planner.  She works with clients to identify their priorities and understand their workflow, then deftly interprets that information to develop spatial relationships and designs tailored specifically to optimize efficiency and quality of life.  Holland is also passionate about sustainability and can suggest subtle design shifts or material selections to improve a project’s impact on its surroundings and the greater environment.

Holland is registered as an intern architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and is a member of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects and the Young Architects of Hamilton.