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 quality of life, and promotes responsible architecture in addressing important issues of society.
David is an accomplished architect with over three decades of experience and numerous achievements and awards in the field. His philosophy is based on the premise of building strong relationships and a commitment to excellence in everything he does. David’s practice strikes the delicate balance between a fundamental respect for design, and sustainability. He has fostered an open and collaborative environment within the office that has ensured a standard of excellence in all projects, while mentoring and nurturing many young architects. He has not only forged joint-ventures and associations with many architecture and engineering firms to expand the firm’s reach, but has also combined resources and expertise to undertake many significant and challenging projects.
His prolific body of work includes a wide range of project types and sizes ranging from large scale commercial, institutional and public projects, to single-family and multi-unit housing. Projects include the University of Ottawa Advanced Research Complex, expansion and renovation of the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, the Iogen Corporate Centre, the City of Ottawa Fire Station #37, and the University of Ottawa Biosciences Complex.