Peter Simister, OAA, MRAIC, CAHP, LEED® AP BD+C, GGP



Peter Simister is a founding partner of CSV Architects with 41 years of experience.  Peter believes that Architects have a responsibility to build sustainably and that the conservation of existing buildings makes an important contribution to reducing, re-using and recycling. As a LEED accredited profes­sional, he has been responsible for LEED projects as well as Green Globes, Green Keys and other sustainable design projects.

Peter is a member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals and has been the Senior Conservation Architect for heritage restoration and adaptive re-use projects. Peter’s heritage conservation work has been recognized by two Ottawa Architectural Conservation Awards, one for the Apiculture Building on the Central Experimental Farm and the other for the renovation of 95 Second Avenue in the Glebe.

Peter is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Carleton University. Following graduation, he spent two years in East Sussex, England, where he worked with the TJMCA Partnership, Architects, principally on heritage conservation projects. After completing his internship working in private practices in Ottawa, he became a member of the Ontario Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. In 1994, he founded Peter Simister Architect.

Peter’s most recent completed projects include conservation of the sunroom at Birkett House, Ottawa, and the conservation and adaptive re-use of Kincora Lodge in Chelsea, Quebec. He is currently working on the conservation of Observatory House, the former residence of the Dominion Astronomer on the Central Experimental Farm.

Peter is a member and former President of Creative Communicators, a Toastmasters Club founded for Interior Designers and Architects. He speaks and writes about heritage, sustainable design, and urban issues, and has given presentations at events and conferences. In June, 2017, Peter presented a case study of the reconstruction of the foundations at Birkett House, at the Ontario Heritage Conference.


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