Principal Architect, Senior Planner, Development Consultant
Rosaline is a registered professional planner and multi-award winning architect, including "Designer of the Year" for the 2021 GOHBA awards. She began her architectural practice in 2011 after a decade of working at Hobin Architecture, as well as 4 years of work in Toronto and London, England. As both architect and development consultant, she has a wide experience of infill development in Ottawa. Her projects are largely residential and are part of the streetscape of neighbourhoods across the nation's capital, from custom singles to 'missing middle' development to mid-rise apartment buildings. Rosaline's thorough knowledge of Ottawa's Official Plan and other regulations allows for designs that win approvals and make the City a better place to live. She has consulted for the City of Ottawa on R4 zoning, and volunteers with the Greater Ottawa Home Builders' Association (GOHBA) providing input on upcoming infill bylaws. Rosaline has engaged in extensive research on the patterns and forces governing neighbourhood evolution. In 2020 she founded Walkable Ottawa and now works collaboratively to advance walkability in urban neighbourhoods. She also founded Ottawa Cohousing to bring the tools and expertise for people to build new homes and cohouse communities together.
February 2022 Ottawa Cititzen article: "Ottawa's Urban Champion"
Partner, Senior Technologist & Designer
Alastair is an award winning designer of Huron Coach House in 2021 and the Carruthers Cottages in 2019. He has extensive architectural technology experience having worked in the field since 2001, and combines a valuable mix of technical expertise and creative passion to successfully manage projects through all stages, from schematic design to final occupancy. He previously worked as a Senior Technologist and Job Captain for Douglas Hardie Architect in Ottawa. Alastair has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Guelph and an Architectural Technician Diploma from Algonquin College. He specializes in mid-rise and high-rise condos, low rise wood-frame apartments, planned unit developments and urban infill housing, in addition to possessing wide-ranging experience in large custom homes and renovations, mid-rise office buildings, base building retail, and heritage renovations.
Intern Architect, Site Review
Ruth has a Masters of Architecture and Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies from Dalhousie University, as well as a Bachelor of Architectural Studies specializing in Urbanism from Carleton University. Ruth has experience working in Ontario and Nova Scotia on a large range of projects, including facade redesign, and small additions to large multi-phased projects for cultural centres and senior's long-term care campuses. Ruth's interests lie at the intersection of design, efficiency, and urban impact, which translates to working on how to make better buildings to live in and make the city a better place to live.
Urban Planning Assistant, GIS Analyst
Mirja is originally from Ottawa. She graduated with her Bachelors of Urban Planning and a Minor in Geospatial Technologies from Concordia University in Montreal where she studied urban phenomena including sprawl, gentrification, and changes in greenhouse gas emissions. Mirja provides expertise in planning approvals through site analysis and zoning review, as well as assists Rosaline in working with municipalities to analyze context and regulations in order to better meet their housing targets with 'missing middle' infill. She is interested in understanding and communicating urban trends through mapping and GIS, and using spatial data analysis to help solve urban problems.
Office Manager, Approvals & Project Coordination
Jonathan brings detailed organization and administration to the team as Office Manager, tracking the progress of projects and client accounts, as well as assisting in business and strategic planning. Jonathan manages staffing, contracts, and holds our team together, in addition to being a proficient technical writer and junior technologist with an educational background in civil engineering. Jonathan assists with municipal approvals, acting as office file lead for planning applications including Site Plan, Rezoning, Severance, Minor Variance and Urban Design Review, while growing an ever increasing knowledge of Ottawa's zoning and planning processes.
Intern Architect, Site Review
Marcel has been professionally involved in architecture since 1998. Having obtained an Architectural Technology diploma, he pursued and successfully completed his Bachelor of Architecture in 2003 from Université Laval. He worked with Douglas Hardie Architect for nearly 15 years as an Intermediate Technologist, Designer, and Project Leader. Marcel has recently worked for the AFGM Architects Consortium as Quality Assurance & Field Reviewer on the iconic West Block Project, future home of the country's House of Commons. Marcel has a wealth of experience in construction site review.