Forum Lectures Series 2018

Forum Lecture Series 2018 -webAs part of the celebration of fifty years of the Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism at Carleton University, MCROBIE Architects + Interior Designers is pleased to sponsor the upcoming lecture by Paul Austerberry.  Austerberry, Academy Award winning Production Designer / MARCH’89, will speak on “Shaping the World for Film”. We hope to see you next Monday at 6:00 pm at the Ottawa Art Gallery, 50 Mackenzie King Bridge. For the complete 2018 Forum Lecture Series see

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Johanna Garwood Steps Up as President of ARIDO EOC

Johanna Garwood

Johanna Garwood

In March Johanna Garwood began her term as president of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (Eastern Ontario Chapter). Her first president’s message appeared in the Summer 2018 ARIDO EOC newsletter:

What a wonderful time to be an Interior Designer. This year is an exciting one in our profession as we move towards protecting our scope of work and profession by joining the Architects’ Act. I graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987 with a BID under the Faculty of Architecture and have struggled for years with friends and family to try and educate them on what an Interior Designer does. I think we all have. I wholeheartedly believe that going under the same legislative act as the Architects will increase the professional perception of our industry and the future of our profession. My own firm changed its name recently to incorporate Interior Design in the name and I feel a sense of pride at that. We should all feel proud. We are a unique profession who are artists as well as project managers. We deal in colour and detailing. We are the advocate and voice of the end user. I look forward to this year of serving as your president on the ARIDO EOC board. What a year it will be.


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Expanding the MCROBIE Team

With more than twenty-nine years of distinction in Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Design, McRobie Architects + Interior Designers Inc. is an award-winning practice located in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. Our work covers a broad range of sectors including commercial, institutional, retail, transit and light industrial. Every project begins with a vision, ignited by our clients’ ideas and goals, and fueled through a collaborative design process. From the initial exchange of ideas to the opening of a new project, our clients become partners in the creation of environments that work for them.

MCROBIE offers an engaging and stimulating work environment where everyone has an opportunity to contribute to projects of all sizes, see projects through from design concept to completion and enhance professional skills.  We offer competitive salaries, health benefits and potential to grow within the firm. Our current openings include:

Intern Architect / Junior Architect, with the following qualifications:

-Graduate of an accredited architectural degree program.
-2-5 years office experience on commercial and institutional building projects.
-Proficient in AutoCad, Revit, 3-D Max and SketchUp.
-Superior graphic presentation skills.
-Working towards OAA registration or completion of OAA registration.

Architectural Technologist, with the following qualifications:

-Graduate of an accredited architectural technology program.
-2‐5 years’ office experience with a focus on building envelope technology.
-Proficient in AutoCad, Revit and/or other BIM applications.
-Superior documentation skills.

Junior/Intermediate Interior Designer, with the following qualifications:

-Graduate of an accredited interior design program.
-Minimum 2 years’ office experience on commercial interiors projects.
-Proficient in AutoCad, Revit and SketchUp.
-Superior graphic presentation skills.
-Working towards ARIDO registration.

 Please forward your resume and electronic portfolio to the attention of James Salem, Vice President, at


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