commoditas . soliditas . venustas

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

The practice has five principals: Robert Froom, Anthony Leaning, Peter Simister, Darryl Hood, and Jessie Smith, one associate, Richard Gurnham, thirteen technical staff members, and two full-time support staff. Eight team members are licensed architects with the OAA.  We work closely as a team and have developed high standards of communication, project documentation, contract administration and risk management.

CSV Architects, committed to sustainable design, has five LEED® Accredited Professionals and 12 Green Globes Professionals on staff. Our achievements in Heritage Conservation have been honoured with six Architectural Conservation Awards from the City of Ottawa and one Cornerstone Award for Building Heritage.  One partner is a CAHP Professional with the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals. 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 Shelters.