COLE+Associates joins IDEA Inc.

COLE+Associates Architects Inc. is pleased to announce that as of January 1st 2019, we have joined IDEA Inc. IDEA Inc., with offices in Ottawa and Sault Ste. Marie, is a boutique design firm offering architectural and engineering services within the Institutional, Commercial & Industrial (ICI) sector. A holistic approach to high performance building design and construction, a deep knowledge of the art of design and strong attention to detail are the pillars of the integrated … Continue reading

C+A Takes Home Heritage Award

Our lifecycle renewal project for the Aberdeen Pavilion is this year’s winner of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals Award of Excellence in Conservation—Architecture. Aberdeen Pavilion, located in Lansdowne Park, is a National Historic Site of Canada. Our work on the building consisted of repairs to the floor slab, renovations and construction of washrooms, upgrades to accessibility issues, and restoration of the main “barn” doors and windows. The judges singled out our attention to detail … Continue reading

Advanced Research Complex: Green Building Excellence Award Finalist

The University of Ottawa Advanced Research Complex (ARC) was a finalist at this year’s Ontario Green Building Excellence and Leadership Awards. The awards recognize “outstanding new projects and programs in Ontario which go above and beyond the normal scope of sustainable best practices” and were presented by the Canada Green Building Council at the CaGBC Ontario Awards Gala on November 1, 2018. The 14,860m2 building (including 6,002m2 of labs and 2,312m2 of office and support space) … Continue reading

Vote to Make COLE+Associates the Ottawa Citizen’s People’s Choice Award Winner

Online voting is now open in the Custom Home category for the 2018 Ottawa Citizen People’s Choice Award. Help make our Kenwood Avenue Residence the winner by casting your vote now! Voting is spread over five rounds rounds and includes the over 170 finalists in this year’s GOHBA Housing Design Awards. Our Kenwood Avenue Residence is in the Custom Homes round, which is open from August 29 to 11:59 pm on Sunday, September 2. The … Continue reading

COLE+Associates is a 2018 Housing Design Award Finalist

The Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA) announced this week that COLE+Associates is a finalist in the 2018 Housing Design Awards for our Kenwood Avenue Residence project! We’re excited and honoured to be in the running for Contemporary Custom Home (2,400 st. ft. or less) with Westboro Homes. GOHBA’s Housing Design Awards “celebrate our industry’s successes in innovation and quality of design and construction.” Respected home building professionals from across Canada will judge the awards, … Continue reading

Interior Designer Shannon Bonner Rejoins C+A

COLE+Associates is pleased to welcome Shannon Bonner back to the team to offer a range of full interior design services to our clients. Shannon previously worked with C+A in 2016 and 2017, working on interior fit-up projects for corporate clients while being responsible for interior design and furniture procurement. Shannon, a licensed interior designer in both Ontario and Quebec, offers professional experience working on a variety of medium to large scale projects. In her new … Continue reading

Luc Nugent | Return of the Associate

COLE+Associates Architects Inc. welcomes Luc Nugent back to the team! Luc originally joined our team in 1995, bringing his passion for detailing and technical innovation at a transition point for our industry and our firm. Throughout his 22 years of experience, he has been part of a wide range of project typologies, delivery models and project team strategies. Each project has represented a new set of variables and constraints to be assessed, integrated with programming, … Continue reading

New Pembroke Fire Station

            Project Description The Pembroke Fire Station is a design-build project that provides a new facility for the Pembroke Fire Department. Located at International Drive and Upper Valley Road in Pembroke, ON , this LEED Silver equivalent building will house an apparatus room with five fire truck bays, two dormitories, a lounge, office space and reception, as well as space for training and gym equipment. The design includes durable and … Continue reading

Matthew Galloway | OAA Architect

Congratulations to Matthew Galloway here at COLE+Associates Architects Inc. on becoming a licensed architect with the OAA! COLE+Associates Architects Inc. is proud to announce the official OAA licensing of Matthew Galloway, as he joins the ranks of practicing architects in Ontario. Matthew joined the C+A team in 2012 as an Intern Architect with a background in environmental studies. He has pursued diverse architectural work experiences overseas and completed a design thesis articulating an architectural response to sustainability as … Continue reading

uOttawa ARC | LEED GOLD Achieved!

It’s official! uOttawa Advanced Research Complex [ARC] has achieved LEED Gold Certification! COLE+Associates Architects Inc. is proud to announce the LEED Gold Certification of the ARC. This state-of-the-art, open-concept, research-only building is designed to integrate students and researchers from across Canada and the world and to foster innovation and interdisciplinarity in the Geosciences and Photonics departments. This centre for advanced photonics and environmental analysis features special laboratories for AMS, lasers, and photonics research. The University had … Continue reading

David Cole | 2016 RAIC Fellowship

COLE+Associates is pleased to announce the recent recognition of David Cole for his outstanding architectural achievements and work in the National Capital Region – earning him an induction into the College of Fellows of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (FRAIC). The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada is the leading voice for excellence in the built environment in Canada. Representing about 5,000 members, the RAIC advocates for excellence, works to demonstrate how design enhances the … Continue reading

LEED Silver Targeted !

The Advanced Research Complex is full of sustainable features! From the beginning, a green building design was decided upon and is finally in the process of meeting the LEED Silver target. Built with high energy efficiency standards, durable and recycled materials and high efficiency M+E systems the ARC displays how a laboratory filled building can achieve a sustainable design. Check out the LEED Credit Diagram for more info!

Inside the ARC

If you’re strolling down King Edward Avenue, you won’t miss the spectacular glass lobby of the new $70-million Advanced Research Complex of Ottawa University. Its Grand Opening, held inside this glazed light-filled lobby on Tuesday, September 30th 2014, brought together scholars, professors, scientists, members of the provincial and federal government as well as the architects, engineers and technicians that made this building a reality. Mona Nemer, vice-president of research at the U of O, led … Continue reading

ARC Opening Ceremony Tuesday September 30th, 2014.

C+A were on hand at the opening ceremony of the new $70 million Advanced Research Complex at uOttawa Tuesday September 30th. The building which will house two of the U of O’s strongest departments, took place in the sleek and light-filled lobby of the complex on Tuesday. Read more about the event here ARC Inauguration Video 

The ARC has Wind in Her Sails — Science & Architecture Collide at King Edward & Templeton in Ottawa

Science & Architecture collide at the Advanced Research Complex, and what a beautiful collision it is. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been putting together marketing materials for the Advanced Research Complex at University of Ottawa. Photographing the spaces, meeting the people and discovering exactly what 5+ years of planning, design, programming & drive to excel have accomplished. As I walk through the halls and labs, I am greeted at every turn with an education … Continue reading