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Founded in 1984, Carlyle Design Associates provides award-winning interior planning and design services for health care, educational and other community and public facilities.


Our practice focuses on developing places that meet user needs, enhance quality of life and work, and celebrate community character. We strive to engage clients and stakeholders together in thoughtful processes that break new ground, create new solutions and deliver sustaining value. At its core, design is a hopeful, collaborative activity. We work with clients to build on that hope and to realize their vision.  

As a small firm, we are often sought out to bring our creativity, focus and expertise to multi-disciplinary teams working on large projects. Our work encompasses early visioning and programming through all phases of planning and design to project completion. . We advocate for human well-being and respect for the natural world and are known for expressive details and the integration of evocative works of public art.


Through the years, we have worked across Canada and the United Sates with clients as varied as: the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, The Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital in Toronto, One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre and the Nipissing University Student Union Building in North Bay, Ontario, as well as schools in Ottawa and North Bay, The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario, the office of the Librarian of Parliament, the Bank of Canada, The Donald Gordon Centre at Queen's University and numerous community health and resource centres in Ottawa.


We are honoured that many of our clients have chosen to work with us on the evolution of their facilities through the years, and that their support and inspiration has lead to multiple design awards.

And we are grateful for all the creative and committed colleagues – interior designers, architects, industrial designers, lighting designers, engineers and artists – with whom we have collaborated and who make our work possible today.

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