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Double Decker: Our Modern Guide to Outdoor Living

When the homeowners of their 20-year-old, two level deck realized that their outdoor living space was in desperate need of repairs, it proved to be the ideal time to invest in a renovation that would change the way they lived. They wanted to be able to cook and entertain outdoors for as many days of…

House in the Garden: A Stunning Kitchen Oasis

Opening up the house to a spectacular outdoor garden was the key objective of this Christopher Simmonds Architect renovation. The project team worked on changing the back of the house into a series of stone piers to give the feeling of being in an open pavilion. Full height sliding doors connect the kitchen to the…

Atlantis Avenue

Winner of the Greater Ottawa Home Builder’s Association Annual Housing Design Award for “Custom Urban Home, Contemporary”, Atlantis Avenue is a stunning multi-level new home build with expansive views of the NCC green space and Ottawa River. Upon the first site visit, it was clear to our team that the design needed to capitalize on…

Strength in Natural Material Driving the Design of New Tomlinson Headquarters

For more than 60 years, Tomlinson has established a strong reputation for providing the very best products and services for their clients, so it was essential that the design for their new corporate headquarters was representative of the strong core values that have propelled them forward as construction and environmental leaders. As a company of…

Our firm wins 8 awards at GOHBA Housing Design Awards

It was a fun night at the recent Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA) Housing Design Awards.  We were the recipient of 8 awards: Renovation $100,000 to $200,000 for our Elm Street project High Rise Building, 50 units or more for “The Eddy” (a Windmill Development project) Any Room in the House  – with RND…

Khachilife – The Nature of Design: An Interview with Architect Christopher Simmonds

An interview with Christopher Simmonds from Khachilife – The Nature of Design.

Past meets present at Woo family’s West Wellington Home, Ottawa Citizen

Past Meets Present (Ottawa Citizen article May 27, 2016) Our clients of our “Westboro Village Modern” home were featured in a recent Ottawa Citizen article.  Take a look and read the article here that talks about the process and decisions they made to build their dream home.

24 Sussex (Ottawa Magazine Article)

As a special feature in response to public discussion about what to do with 24 Sussex; Ottawa Magazine invited three Ottawa architecture and design firms (Christopher Simmonds was one of the three) to imagine a new residence for the Prime Minister. The full article is available in their Spring 2016 edition, our proposed design can…

Zen Barn featured for Marvin on Architizer

Architizer has compiled a list of 8 products that caught their attention at the International Builders’ Show 2016, and includes Marvin Windows & Doors for Contemporary Casement and Awning Windows. The article features an image of our Zen Barn project showcasing Marvin’s products. Read more on Architizer

Two New Projects Added to our Website

Take a look at two new projects we have put up on our site. The first is a recently completed waterfront cottage in Ontario’s Tay Valley Township.  The second is a new head office for Tomlinson that is currently in the design stages with construction slated to begin this summer. Tomilnson Corporate Headquarters Tay Valley…