Announcing the Retirement of David McRobie

MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers announces the retirement, effective January 1, 2023 of David McRobie, FRAIC, OAA, OAQ after 40 years of professional practice. During this period, the firm has evolved from a 2-person branch office of a Toronto-based practice providing planning services to the NCC to become an integrated architectural, urban design and interior design firm serving commercial enterprises, office developers, retail businesses, educational institutions and governments at all levels throughout and beyond the national capital. While David is stepping back from his role as President, he looks forward to a new role as Practice Advisor to the firm.

The firm continues under the current leadership team with James Salem as President, and Tony Fuso, Jill Sparling and Ian Willson as Vice Presidents.

Learning Opportunities

We love learning partnerships and have been fortunate to have two students join us recently. Stephanie Casanova (left) worked here for the summer and early fall. She is now back at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, working on her master’s thesis which explores wildlife in urban environments. Lovepreet Singh (right) is a doing a fall term co-op placement with us as part of his Architectural Technician Diploma at Algonquin College.

Bill Crompton: Forty-one Years of Professional Excellence

It is with mixed emotions that we announce Bill Crompton’s retirement from active practice. While his stepping back is well deserved, we will greatly miss him in the day-to-day life of the firm because, having joined us in 1981, he is truly one of the “originals.” First to be hired for the Ottawa branch office of our predecessor firm, Sankey Partnership Architects, for forty-one years, Bill has been a supportive member of our team as an outstanding example of a practicing architect: innovative, diligent and caring, always with our clients’ interests at heart. Elected a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Bill has been a mentor not only to our staff but to the RAIC’s Syllabus Program, which provides a path to licensing for qualified candidates. We wish Bill all the best in his retirement!