ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Dreessen Cardinal Architects Inc. has maintained a Quality Management System and certification under ISO 9001:2008 for over 10 years. On September 18, 2017 we achieved the milestone of an upgraded certification to ISO 9001:2015. We believe it’s an investment in methodology that will help us consistently deliver excellent services to our clients. When it comes to quality, …

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Surfing Today’s Online Design Feeds

A Blog by Toon Dreessen My internet life is fairly well curated. I receive articles filtered by the applications I use based on the tags I’ve picked and the stuff I have read before. While part of me finds it a little creepy, a huge part of me finds it convenient. There is too much for …

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Good Design Matters

Speaking as a panelist at the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Industry Environmental Scan on August 20th-21st at Ottawa’s Delta City Centre Hotel, Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) past President Toon Dreessen of Dreessen Cardinal Architects Inc (DCA) identifies emerging trends and the challenges ahead which affect design and construction, and how they will continue to …

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The Sharing Economy

A Blog by Miranda Paquette Ottawa is rarely on the cutting edge of trends. By the time a trend gets here it seems to be passé in the great metropolises. Sometimes a trend is just a great idea whose time has come. What’s been called “the sharing economy” seems to have fallen into that category. …

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In Layman’s Terms (A Non-Architect’s Point of View)

A Blog by Miranda Paquette Our Twitter account ArchitectsDCA has been chatting about procurement with regards to Public Service, and DCA President Toon Dreessen asked me to think about it from a generalist perspective and offer an opinion (in layman’s terms). When the government buys “things” they are spending our money. They are buying it …

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Exploring Design Trends: What’s Up Next? The Linen Look  

We’ve been keeping our eyes on the ever-evolving design styles and changing trends, and (you heard it here first) we feel the “wood-look” tile might be on its way out. While absolutely beautiful, practical and welcoming, similar to every other trend, once it reaches the point of saturation, it too will be passé. What’s up …

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Does Architecture Tell a Story?

Simply put: yes! With each concept, design and building, architects tell a story. Whether the building is a new home, an apartment building, or just the fit up of a commercial space, we tell a story about the client, the function of the space or the community it sits in. Successful buildings do all three. …

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