Michelle Beggs

Michelle BeggsAs an integral member of the Toronto office since 2005, Michelle has been directly involved in its rapid growth. The fifth principal to be appointed at ABBARCH, she graduated with honours from the Georgian College Interior Design program and has since worked on large-scale retail construction and renovation projects.

Michelle has an excellent understanding of retail environments and has developed strong relationships with clients and contractors. Michelle is involved in all aspects of a project – from initial planning through to the grand opening.

She is a highly organized and energetic individual who enjoys a deadline-oriented environment.

Kenneth Grotsky


Kenneth GrotskyKenn joined ABBARCH in 2002 and soon established himself as a key member of the staff overseeing clients such as Sam’s Club and Wal-Mart Canada. In 2003, after becoming a principal, Kenn relocated to Toronto to set-up and run ABBARCH’s new office. The Toronto office rapidly grew to over 50 employees within a matter of years, successfully servicing national retail clients with a complete range of architectural services. Focusing on a customer-centric approach, and setting up a sound process for delivering projects, Kenn has provided the tools for his team to bring in a variety of repeat-clients to whom ABBARCH provides architectural services.

Kenn has a broad range of experience in various industry sectors, such as institutional, recreational, retail, commercial and residential projects. He has extensive design development experience with a strong focus on project management, contract administration and construction review. Kenn holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Regina and Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of British Columbia, and is licensed to practice in nine provinces across the country.

Harv Mankoo


Harv MankooHarv Mankoo joined ABBARCH in 2015 as CFO, bringing with him over 20 years of financial management experience at the CFO, VP and Director level. Based out of ABBARCH’s Vancouver office, Harv will continue to oversee and manage the financial and strategic planning matters of the company. A graduate of UBC, Harv is a designated CPA.

Mehdi Rassaf

M.Arch., OAA, AIBC, AAA, NSAA, LEED Green Assoc.

Mehdi RassafMehdi Rassaf is a Principal at ABBARCH with over two decades of project experience in various building sectors including retail, commercial, institutional, recreational, and residential. With a Master of Architecture from the University of Kassel in Germany, Mehdi is a registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and a LEED Green Associate.

Mehdi first joined ABBARCH in 2006 and was subsequently promoted to the role of Associate. During this time Mehdi oversaw the design and construction of numerous retail & commercial projects. After a brief hiatus from the firm in 2022, Mehdi rejoined ABBARCH in 2023 as Principal and Studio Lead. In his current position, his focus is on the management of project budgets and deliverables and building project teams tailored to the unique requirements of each project. He is committed to maintaining a high standard of documentation and delivering quality projects to clients.