Performance Driven-Designs:
Where Creativity Meets Purpose

Balancing architectural vision with practical project solutions.

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Award-Winning Design for Transformative, Sustainable Architecture

Chmiel Architects has been producing innovative and thoughtful solutions that transform places and impact people’s lives since 1996. Our integrated and strategic approach to design, along with our commitment to creating long-term relationships, enables us to achieve architectural excellence that supports our client’s visions and success.

A core group of highly skilled professionals who work collaboratively to balance architectural vision with a pragmatic project delivery approach. Chmiel Architects builds projects that respond & communicate with its environment and the human experience.

Our Design Philosophy

Any built project, whether an interior environment or a three-dimensional architectural form, responds to and communicates with its environment spatially and in an affecting manner. At Chmiel Architects, it is our desire and intention to ensure that this interplay is focused and strategic, meeting our clients’ business objectives and responding to the human condition with its architectural expression.

From Concept to Creation:
Our Passion for Innovative Design

Our values and solutions help us build collaborative relationships for crafting efficient, innovative, and sustainable projects that enhance the human experience.

Experts in Design Innovation

Meet our design visionaries crafting exceptional spaces and shaping the future.

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Richard Chmiel

B.E.S., B.Arch., OAA, MRAIC, AIA

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Elaine Yee


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Elzbieta Chylinska

M. Arch

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Associate Architect
Craig Gillier

B.A.S., M. Arch, OAA

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Commitment to Excellence

The impact we’ve made through our innovative design solutions


Projects Completed


Years of Experience


Design Awards


Sustainable Projects

Featured Works

Explore our latest projects to see our strategic design process in action and how it transforms spaces into beautiful and functional environments.

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Fifth + Bank
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Ciena Executive Briefing Center
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World Exchange Plaza Redevelopment
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Praise For Our Exceptional Design Work

Our client’s satisfaction is our top priority. Read some client feedback that speaks to our commitment to delivering exceptional results.

Chmiel Architects has provided a level of service which has been thoroughly responsive within an integrated team delivery process. They have provided a level of skill and expertise and an attention to detail which has proven to be of great benefit to EDC. The firm met the challenges of the project, consistently maintaining a professional and qualitative approach to all tasks and deliverables.”

Ian Glasgow

Director, Real Estate and Corporate Services

Export Development Canada (EDC)

Chmiel resourced their team with knowledgeable professionals who brought both logistics and vision to the project. The team’s attention to detail was very instrumental in the approval of this complicated and comprehensive renovation project.”

Julia McAllister

Senior Project Manager

CBRE Limited Global Corporate Services

Chmiel Architects has provided the highest level of service to Alterna to meet our project timelines and deliverables in a timely manner and their professional approach to our project has provided Alterna with an effective working collaborative team environment. Furthermore, CA was a tireless advocate for Alterna throughout the project’s duration, from design through to occupancy and move in.”

Jeff P. Olynik

Manager Facilities & Building Operations

Alterna Savings & Credit Union Ltd.

“I am extremely grateful for our trusted and collaborative relationship, which has enabled TELUS to demonstrate our leadership in corporate social responsibility, embrace healthy living, conserve energy, and support the environment. Once again, thank you for your outstanding contributions to TELUS House Ottawa and best wishes for your continued success. “

Darren Entwistle

President and CEO

A member of the TELUS team

“The firm strategized the development of the design to facilitate our need to consider budget and schedule and made any necessary adjustments during the design process to ensure that these two requirements were met, and as well delivered an aesthetically suitable Architectural response to our building program.”

Russ Goto

Vice President Construction


“Mr. Chmiel and his team continue to maintain a very professional attitude and work in the best interests of the project management group and owner. As principal of the firm, Mr. Chmiel has maintained a hands-on role throughout the duration of each of these projects, and his firm has provided sound technical expertise during the construction phase.”

Patrick Blundon

Managing Director

Broccolini Construction Inc.

Let's Work Together

We’re here to help turn your vision and goals into reality. Whether you're looking for our services or looking to join us, we're always excited to hear from passionate individuals who share our values and want to help us create exceptional spaces.

Contact us today and see how our team can work with you.