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2020

BGAI hires new CAD Technologist

JANUARY 2020

As of January 2020, BGAI is excited to welcome Katie Racher to the BGAI team as our new CAD Technologist. Katie is bringing over 10 years of experience in the field from working at various firms within Ontario. 

If you would like to provide a resume for future employment opportunities, please contact us.

2019

BGAI sends holiday wishes

DECEMBER 2019

During this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our success possible. It is in this spirit that we say thank you and best wishes for the holidays and New Year.

BGAI coop student returns

JULY 2019

This summer, one of BGAI’s previous coop students will be returning to continue her roll at the office. She will be continuing to learn the ins and outs of an architecture firm and will be involved in BGAI’s upcoming projects.

If you would like to provide us with a resume for future employment opportunities, please contact us.

Errol Russel Park has been completed

JULY 2019

BGAI is happy to announce that Errol Russel Park’s baseball diamond, located in Sarnia ON, has been completed. Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc. has worked with the City of Sarnia and the Sarnia Braves to upgrade the park with a new grandstand complete with accessible seating and washrooms and a small concession area, as well as new netting, poles and a backstop.

For more project information, see our projects.

BGAI develops renderings for Indonesian school

MARCH 2019

Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc. is proud to be asked to produce renderings for Indonesian Theological Seminary to help fundraise for the construction of a boy’s dormitory in Indonesia.

To donate to this project, see the project fundraising page at the Fellowship.

BGAI welcomes Brazilian exchange architect

FEBRUARY 2019

In February 2019, Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc. is happy to welcome Brazilian architect, Karen Tiemii, to the BGAI team for three months. BGAI worked with the Sarnia Rotary Club to coordinate Karen’s time in Canada to ensure that her transition and overall experience was as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Karen will be exploring the world of Canadian architecture by assisting BGAI on various projects.

For more information on the Sarnia Rotary, see here.

BGAI hires new Administrative Assistant

JANUARY 2019

As of January 2019, BGAI is excited to welcome Cheryl Pilon to the BGAI team as our new Administrative Assistant. Cheryl will be helping to make sure that BGAI continuously runs smoothly and provides the best service possible.

If you would like to provide us with a resume for future employment opportunities, please contact us.

2018

BGAI hires new CAD Technologist

SEPTEMBER 2018

Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc. welcomes an addition to the team, Kennedy Plumbe, as a CAD Technologist. Kennedy is coming from Conestoga College where she studied Architecture-Project and Facility Management.

If you would like to provide us with a resume for future employment opportunities, please contact us.

2016

The journey of Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc. begins

JUNE 2016

Ruth Burkhart has decided to continue the architecture firm of David Gilchrist Architect, after the passing of her mentor David Gilchrist. Ruth will be moving forward with Burkhart Gilchrist Architects Inc and continue to lead her team to design projects that will continuously create a positive relationship with their community.

David Gilchrist Memorial

JUNE 2016

DGA regrets to announce the passing of David William Gilchrist.

In 1981 David returned to his hometown and founded David Gilchrist Architect – a sole proprietor Architectural firm that would serve the Sarnia-Lambton community for the next 36 years. During this time, his business transformed with the changing requirements of the design and construction industry. The architectural projects that David led through his firm have had a broad and deep impact on the built environment of the Sarnia-Lambton community.

Outside of work, David’s family was paramount. He loved to share the achievements of his five children and extended family with colleagues and friends. David will be missed by all who knew him and by those who had the honour of working with him.

2015

CANstruction at the end of a rainbow

MARCH 2015

David Gilchrist Architect teamed up with Steeves and Rosema to participate in the Inn of the Good Shephard’s CANstruction to create a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Through their hard work, DGA won Best Use of Labels and Structural Ingenuity.

For more information on the CANstruction Event, see here.

2013

A very hungry CANstruction

MARCH 2013 On March 2-3, 2013 CANstruction returned to Lambton-County. David Gilchrist Architect teamed up with Collins-Ferrera Engineering and T.W. Gray engineering to participate along with 17 other teams to build a can structure through donations provided to the Inn of the Good Shepherd. Our team utilized cans to recreate the very hungry caterpillar. We were honoured to have been awarded three awards for our work, including Best Use of Labels, Structural Ingenuity and Judge’s Favourite. For more information on the CANstruction Event, see here.

2012

CANstruction Inn Design

MARCH 2012

David Gilchrist Architect is happy to announce that they were able to team up with Collins-Ferrera Engineering and T.W. Gray Engineering to be involved in Lambton-County’s CANstruction event. DGA constructed a replica of the Inn of the Good Shephard which was awarded two awards, Best Use of Labels and Structural Ingenuity, for their hard work.

For more information on the CANstruction Event, see our here.

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BURKHART GILCHRIST ARCHITECTS INC.

1315 Exmouth Street, Unit #2
Sarnia, Ontario, N7S 3Y1
Tel: 519-336-4880
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