Our Principals

Ron Awde

Ron is a Registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and member in good standing with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). Senior staff in the firm have achieved the Ontario Building Code Certification for Small Buildings, Large and Complex Buildings and Legal Process. The firm is fully qualified to design all building types regulated in the Province of Ontario.

Prior to opening the firm he worked as a programming and planning consultant in Toronto and Philadelphia between 1976 and 1984 and as an independent planning and programming consultant and project architect from 1990 to 1995 with Phillip H. Carter Architect on a number of prestigious public library and health care projects.

He has worked with a team of other care providers and experts for Health Canada to develop ‘Guidelines for People with Cognitive Impairments’ and is deeply involved in conservation of the natural environment.

Since opening his own practice in 1995, he has been the project manager and architect for more than two hundred projects for over one hundred clients.

Robert Ertel

Robert has been with the firm since 1995 and has worked on every project.

In addition to being a member of the programming and planning study teams, Robert is responsible for production and co-ordination of specifications, contract documents and general administration.

Chad Cranley

Chad is the Senior Technical Co-Ordinator responsible for production and co-ordination of design and contract documents.

Chad graduated from Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology with a Diploma in Architectural Technology in 1997 and worked as an architectural technologist from 1997 to 2000 prior to joining the firm in 2000.

In addition to his production and co-ordination responsibilities he also performs construction review and contract administration duties for all projects in the office.

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