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Our Leadership

Advocating 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. After ten years in Hamilton, she relocated back to Fonthill in 2019, sharing her time between both the Niagara Region and Hamilton, and always appreciative of the individual beauty and character of each place.

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 with trace paper and markers, at the computer 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, having served on Council for three years including as Vice President Education in 2020 and Senior Vice President & Treasurer in 2021.  Agata is the current chair of the Hamilton Burlington Society of Architects and a former member of 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.