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Carole Boucher Architect is based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  The practice is dedicated to developing elegant, sustainable design solutions that meet the needs of clients and their communities.  An integrated approach engages clients, engineers and other consultants along with construction partners to enrich the process. This brings a sense of engagement from all parties, resulting in projects that fulfill clients’ genuine aspirations.



New Construction

While achieving clients’ vision, Carole Boucher Architect strives to be respectful of site, community, and environment.

Projects begin with an extensive information gathering process. Explorations of the various aspects of the project, including clients’ goals, architectural precedents and natural features, influence design solutions.

From the earliest massing studies through to refined layouts, design concepts are shared visually with clients. Sketches, detailed drawings, computer renderings and 3D models are among the tools used in communicating design ideas. Consensus builds with input from all stakeholders.

Renovation, Adaptive Reuse , Retrofit

Buildings often have several different uses throughout their lifespan. Carole Boucher Architect has significant experience in customizing and renovating existing spaces to accommodate expansion and reorganization.

Extensive knowledge of construction types, building uses and Accessibility requirements gives options of how an existing building might be transformed for its new purpose.

Options are visually communicated in easily understood formats to owners, the design team and the construction team. Mutual understanding allows for a collaborative process that arrives at the most ideal solutions.

Masterplan, Site Design, Feasibility study

To help clients determine the best use of their property, Carole Boucher Architect offers master planning, feasibility and site planning services.  These may be finite tasks, or can initiate planning and design.

After defining the functional parameters of the project, the exploration of various basic building options occurs. These accommodate the established parameters, consider the building’s use, parking and circulation, green space, environment and other requirements.

Optimizing the use, size and combination of components is the goal. Views from computer models help us to evaluate options.




“Carole was amazing to work with. Her passion and enthusiasm for the project was evident. She was well prepared to discuss potential options for design, having done a great deal of research for best practices on her own. She heard our vision and was able to translate what we wanted into an extremely workable affordable design that is very impressive to say the least.” 
Sharon Lapham, Manager of Housing Services at Waypoint Center for Metal Health Care

“She has proven herself to be thorough, considerate, engaged, thoughtful and creative in her insightful designs and participation in projects.”
Reinhart Weber, The Weber Foundation

“Amongst Carole’s unique and central abilities is the objectivity she brings to the design process. She often looks at problems from an unexpected direction and offers options. She is also detail oriented and has the indispensable ability to sift through complex designs and see the mistakes that most would overlook. She is well liked by many of her clients and often forms trusting relationships with them.”
David W. Lalonde, Owner, Quantum Engineering

“She can see the big picture and is also skilled at understanding all the details that need to be addressed. Our meditation hall was finished last fall.  It is 10 000 sf and every inch of it is very functional, pleasing to the eye and a delight to the students who come to the centre.  Since this building became operational, we received nothing but warm expressions for its beauty and peacefulness.  As well, our donations have increased – the monetary proof of the students’ appreciation for the new hall”
Virginia Hamilton, Ontario Vipassana Meditation Centre

“Hiring a good architect was a great idea even for our small house. The patio is nicely shaded, as you said it would be. Everyone who comes in the house comments how nice and functional the layout is. If they only knew the other half of the benefits of using your good services!”
Guy L., Kitchener Homeowner

Carole Boucher Architect

Carole Boucher Architect is based in Kitchener, Ontario. Since 1996, Carole Boucher has been involved with designing spaces that reflect the highest ideals and aspirations of clients, while contributing to the healthy growth and vibrancy of the communities served. The goal is always to create sustainable, contextually-sensitive and socially-minded architecture. This has netted a broad range of experience in a variety of institutional, commercial and residential projects.


serving Kitchener-Waterloo and beyond



519 497 9737