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January 2021

New Prescott-Russell Residence starts construction. The new building is designed to foster quality care and quality of life – comfort, safety, respect, connection and moments of delight - for 224 long-term care residents in this eastern Ontario county.


As part of the design team lead by HDR Architects, Carlyle Design worked to weave wood, textural elements, pops of colour and orienting imagery throughout the interior environments and to enhance connection to the outdoors. Community and family engagement will be encouraged with open gathering and social spaces as well as opportunities for the integration of work by local artists. 

Being built by Hein Construction, the residence will exceed all current Ministry of Health requirements.


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November 2020

In the November issue of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital's Blog called "Bloom", an interview with Author Sara Hendren about her book "What Can a Body Do?" explores how design of the built world disadvantages certain bodies and shuts others out.

During the interview conversation, editor of Bloom blog Louise Kinross mentions an early conversation that she had with Anne Carlyle in which Anne says that building design sends a clear message about who is valued and who isn't.  Link to the Bloom article.

It has been 16 years since Holland Bloorview opened its "remarkable" building and it was six years before that when Carlyle Design began work to help facilitate visioning. 

October 2020

Transformation of the playroom at Roger Neilson House creates magical space - a "treehouse" – for active and imaginative play, art-making, music and family gatherings as well as a sanctuary for contemplation and remembering. 

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October 2020

The energetic new building for Nipissing University Student Union echoes the forest landscape and awaits return of students. 

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July 2020

The Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital opens Canada's first immersive, customizable, child-friendly and fully accessible MRI unit. This MRI facilitates world-class brain research while helping to demystify the science and make the experience as engaging and comfortable as possible. 

Design of the renovation was built on the character and quality of the 2006 hospital building – open, welcoming, full of warmth, light, connections to nature and places to discover. Parents and youth were involved in design thinking and kids helped create works of art.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Video Tour

March 2020


"Blooming Meadow/Prairie Fleurie", a mosaic mural composed by photographic artist Louise Tanguay, using 1500 of her photographs, is printed on glass panels and installed in the new lobby of the Ottawa Heart Institute. This is the final installation of a series of nature images conceived by Louise Tanguay and Anne Carlyle and woven throughout the renovated and new areas of the Heart Institute – visual poetry and place-making in a complex health care environment. 

Louise Tanguay website

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