Car Martin (they/them)

Member, Ontario Association of Architects
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

Car is a practicing architect based in Toronto, Canada, and in Saskatchewan. They hold a degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto and a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington. Car is the founder of Cyan, a station for growing human habitat through ideas and practice. Car’s work is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, with participatory design principles always at the core. Within Cyan, Car manages a core practice of architecture and renovations that strive for beauty, sustainability and affordability. Cyan also maintains a more exploratory practice of transformative design that includes action-research, digital storytelling and installation art. Car interested in the ways that architecture shapes our interactions, in the simple lessons we can learn from nature, and in an ethic that celebrates the unwanted, refuse, garbage.

Cyan Teammates

Cyan is a small nimble studio that grows on a project basis. The following team members have been pivotal to Cyan’s success:


E.W.o.C. collective
Maeva Baudoin
Aljumaine Gayle
The Centre for Active transportation
Monica Gutierrez Q
Collective home
Steel Fabricated Arts
Hanne Engineering
Otsi Projects
Object Work
Neighbourhood Land Trust
Andrew Chiu
Building Up

Land Acknowledgement

Cyan Station has collaborated across various territories across Turtle Island. Cyan is grateful for the responsibility to help shape the built environment, and is aware that the land is loaded with histories of indigenous trauma and persistent colonialism. Cyan Station is currently most embedded within the traditional territory of theMississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples; as well as Treaty 6 territory and the homeland of the Métis in the west.

Collective home