Jack Kobayashi is an architect and President of Kobayashi + Zedda Architects Ltd, a ten person award-winning architectural firm with completed projects throughout Canada’s North. The company is based in Whitehorse, Yukon. Jack received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba in 1992 and Bachelor of Environmental Studies in 1986 from the University of Waterloo. Jack was part of a six person design, build, and construction team which transformed the downtown core of Whitehorse with the creating of the Horwood Mall complex that provides over 44,00 square feet of prime commercial and retail space to over 30 tenants. The design and construction reflect a philosophy of making Whitehorse into a vibrant community that is sustainable, pedestrian friendly and suited to the conditions of the Canadian north.