Born in 1934 in Calgary, Alberta, his architectural studies at The University of British Columbia took him to Austin, Texas, where he achieved his architectural degree and found a life experience in human rights initiatives. Douglas then became a forerunner of philosophies of sustainability, green buildings and ecologically designed community planning. His architecture springs from his observation of Nature and its understanding that everything works seamlessly together.
In recognition of such work, Douglas Cardinal has received many national and international awards including: 20 Honorary Doctorates, Gold Medals of Architecture in Canada and Russia, and an award from United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural organization (UNESCO) for best sustainable village. He was also titled an Officer of the Order of Canada, one of the most prestigious awards given to a Canadian, and he was awarded the declaration of being “World Master of Contemporary Architecture” by the International Association of Architects.
Douglas Cardinal is one of the visionaries of a new world; a world where beauty, balance and harmony thrive, where client, architect, and stakeholder build together with a common vision.
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I am a trusted advisor for owners of private enterprises and executives of not-for-profit organizations.
I bring extensive experience (over 30 years) to my clients both from my time spent as a professional advisor but also including my career in the private industry. My holistic private and services based experience allows me to provide advice that is perfectly tailored to the needs of my clients. I've recently been appointed Assurance Service Line Leader for the National Capital Region in addition to my responsibilities as the Office Managing Partner of our St. Laurent office and as a member of the Advisory Committee of the National Capital Region.
I pride myself on my community involvement and am proud to be involved with the United Way Ottawa, Youth Services Bureau and serving on several Board of Directors such as Kids Up Front Foundation Ottawa and the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce. I'm married with 5 kids and 2 grandkids. When I'm not in the office you can find me creating a gardening masterpiece, deep sea diving or figuring out different ways to keep my grandchildren entertained.