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July 5, 2017
Chmiel Architects Honours #EthelDay

On July 5th, we celebrate a female pioneer of architecture, Ethel Mary Charles – the first woman architect to…

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February 2, 2017
Planning for Workplace Collaboration

What makes for the best work environment? Seems to be forever evolving, however, more and more companies are starting…

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January 20, 2017
Designing an Office Short 50% of the Required Square Footage

Joule is a new company headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario. Branched from the Canadian Medical Association, it was created…

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November 4, 2016
Keltic Cup 2016

On September 22nd, 84 golfers gathered for the 4th Annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic at the Marshes Golf…

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November 15, 2016
Chmiel Architects Welcomes Japanese Architect Akinori Yoshimura

The Forum Lecture series, organized through Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism, introduces students, faculty…

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August 23, 2016
Designing with Social Architecture in Mind

Before planning any new build, architects and builders should always consider the importance of social space within a building….

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June 29, 2016
Launching our new website

Welcome to the new ChmielArchitects.com.

Over the last few months, we have been working with Ottawa-based TRUEdotDESIGN to design a…

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May 16, 2016
Urban Planning for Healthy Communities

There are many links between urban planning and healthy communities. Environmental, social and economic conditions can have both positive…

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May 2, 2016
Project Highlight: The Rideau Carleton Raceway

The Rideau Carleton Raceway, a fixture in Ottawa since 1962, was last renovated in 2000 and was in need…

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January 6, 2016
Small Projects can Have a Big Impact

Relationship building is important, no matter the industry. Getting to know people beyond reputation can go a long way…

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November 26, 2015
LEED GOLD – Export Development Canada

The Chmiel team is pleased to share the exciting news that our 400,000 square foot fitup for Export Development…

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October 5, 2015
The Impact of Mixed-Use Developments in Shaping our Cities

In her landmark book on urban planning, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, visionary planner Jane Jacobs…

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August 15, 2015
An Experiment in Upscale Student Housing

When Ashcroft Homes first acquired former Ottawa Humane Society land at 101 Champagne Avenue South, the intention had been…

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July 7, 2015
Innovation Centre, Ottawa

The building at Bayview Trainyards, between Scott Street and the Ottawa River Parkway, was built in 1941 and will…

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June 30, 2015
Sustainable Carpet? Yes!

Recently, Elaine Yee attended an event hosted by Interface. The purpose of the event? To share information about their…

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June 15, 2015
What Makes a Building Green?

What makes a building “green” is still sometimes subject for debate but the definition of sustainable building and sustainable…

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October 24, 2015
Learning and Sharing

“Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” -Julia Child

In order to remain abreast of…

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September 30, 2014
Gala and Golf

On September 25th, 100 golfers participated in the 2nd Annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic at the Marshes Golf…

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September 17, 2014
Growing Alterna in Westboro

Chmiel Architects is thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Alterna Savings as Ottawa’s oldest credit union broke ground…

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July 28, 2014
LEED Certified

Chmiel Architects focuses on sustainable design for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential projects. Our team offers a…

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July 8, 2014
FORE, ONCE MORE (Updated)

In 2013, Chmiel Architects, in partnership with Advanced Business Interiors, hosted the first edition of the Keltic Cup Charity…

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November 6, 2014
Breaking Ground – The Slater

Ottawa’s new “IT” address, The Slater, has officially broken ground.  Mayor Jim Watson, Councillor Diane Holmes, Alt Hotel’s Hugo Germain…

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October 23, 2013
Ottawa Cancer Coaching Programs get a Boost

On September 11, more than 100 people participated in the first annual Keltic Cup Charity Golf Classic, a Ryder Cup…

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