Firm Profile


CSV Architects is an Ottawa-based architectural practice focused on the sustainable design of Institutional, Commercial and Multiple Unit Residential projects. The firm offers special expertise in Sustainability consulting (including LEED® submissions), Child Care Centres, Public Use Projects, Care Facilities, Corporate Offices, Non-Profit Housing, and Heritage Conservation.

The practice has four principals: Robert Froom, Anthony Leaning, Peter Simister, and Darryl Hood, one associate, Jessie Smith, seven technical staff members and two full-time support staff. We work closely as a team and have developed high standards of communication, project documentation, contract administration and risk management.


CSV Architects is committed to sustainable design, and has five LEED® Accredited Professionals and one Green Associate on staff. Our achievements in Heritage Conservation have been honoured with six Architectural Conservation Awards from the City of Ottawa. Our dedication to excellence in design has been recognized with two Awards of Excellence from the Ontario Association of Architects, the most recent in 2012 for the Rideau Canal Skateway Chalets