Our firm through the years
1976-1989MARCUS BERNS ARCHITECT AND INC. (1986)
Marcus Berns left the Montreal firm of Mayers, Girvan, Wellen and Berns, where he was a principal and started as a sole practitioner in Ottawa in 1976. Marcus also did work as The Berns-Jooste Partnership with Johan K. Joost.
1989-1999BERNS FARROW ARCHITECTS INC.
James (Jim) Farrow becomes a principal in the new firm. He is Vice-President, Marcus Berns remains President.
1999-2012FARROW ARCHITECTS INC.
Deborah (Debbie) Levine Farrow becomes a principal in the new firm. Marcus Berns leaves the firm, moves to Toronto and becomes a sculptor. Deborah is Vice-President, James becomes President of the new firm.
Project: Field Ambulance Hospital, Petawawa Ontario
2005-2012DREESSEN ARCHITECT (& INC.)
Toon Dreessen starts Dreessen Architect and builds the practice's reputation with innovative infill, institutional, high-tech, and residential projects.
Project: NSL Teleport, Kanata Ontario
2012-2015FARROW DREESSEN ARCHITECT INC.
Toon Dreessen merges his firm with Farrow Architects to create a new firm. James remains President, Toon and Deborah are Vice-Presidents. All three are principals in the new firm. Toon also served as a member of Council of the Ontario Association of Architects, as VP Communications and SVP-Treasurer & Board Member of Pro-Demnity Insurance Corporation.
Project: Harriet Brooks Lab, Chalk River Ontario
2015FARROW DREESSEN ARCHITECT INC.
Toon Dreessen becomes president and sole principal of the firm.
2016 - PresentFARROW DREESSEN ARCHITECTS BECOMES ARCHITECTS DCA.
Toon Dreessen advocates passionately for changes in architecture procurement, and the firm pursues work that sensitively reflects geography and social context, ultimately contributing long-term cultural value to the urban landscape.