Daniel Harland Design Director
Daniel, along with Gary Westwood, founded Roundabout Studio in 2003, and is the Design Director of all of Roundabout’s projects. Daniel was raised in London, England, where his family moved frequently and fixed up their family homes only to move to the next exciting project, getting a taste early on from his carpenter father of the hard work and satisfaction inherent in building and design.
Daniel enjoys immersing himself in the world of art and design, currently acting as member of the Public Art Advisory Committee of Guelph, serving on the board of directors for the Arts Council of Guelph, and keeping his skill set and interests sharp by teaching structures and thesis courses at OCAD. When Daniel isn’t running projects at Roundabout or teaching at OCAD, he’s often spending time back in Guelph chasing his kids, learning guitar or making beautiful food and mean cocktails for friends and family.
Through his various experiences, he’s learned that to make a house is a practice in labour, but making a home is a labour of love, and finds great fulfillment in connecting with clients to understand their needs, appreciating the opportunity to rise to the unique and interesting challenge each new project brings.
Gary Westwood Managing Director
Gary started Roundabout Studio with Daniel Harland back in 2003. Gary manages client contracts and budgets, as well as day-to-day operations at Roundabout Studio—he makes the trains run on time.
Although Gary studied Commerce in University, he developed an interest in architecture in the last two years of school: He was friends with a couple of people who worked in the industry, and he helped by holding the other end of the tape measure on a few site visits. Since then he has spent his entire career applying sound financial and project management practices to the business of design, working for and consulting with architects, interior designers, graphic designers, and photographers.
Gary has also taught Design Management at Ryerson University, and sits on the Executive Committee of Habit for Humanity’s annual Pride Build (where he was top fundraiser for two years in a row). In his spare time, he enjoys live theatre, squash, and has recently taken up yoga. Gary feels privileged to have the opportunity to help create an environment where design can flourish as his day job, and appreciates the advice and counsel shared with him over the years by mentors and colleagues.
Heidi Phillips Associate
Heidi has been with Roundabout since 2007, and has worked on projects of various sizes, ranging from custom millwork to new houses. Heidi has a background in architecture and is especially interested in interior design. She prides herself on having the best shoes in the office, thanks to her extensive Fluevog collection.
Nate has been with Roundabout since 2017 working on various projects, ranging from landscape design to completely new builds. He has a background in architecture mainly focusing on institutional buildings. However, after renovating his own home he discovered his interest in residential design. In his free time, Nate enjoys kicking back and relaxing up in cottage country or catching a Jays game in the City.
Callan joined Roundabout Studio in 2019 and has since worked on projects ranging from residential renovations to larger-scale mixed use developments. With a diverse design background, Callan has focused his attention on residential design and readily applies his knowledge of graphic and industrial design to his work. In his free time Callan enjoys making furniture, listening to music, and being active.
Galen joined Roundabout with previous experience with architecture firms in Canada and the USA working primarily on public and institutional buildings. His passion for designing and building custom furniture led to his interest in residential architecture and the design-build process. Galen grew up in Ottawa and has lived on both the east and west coasts of Canada, as well as New York City and Lisbon. He enjoys exploring the city and outdoor adventures including hiking, biking and running.