Welcoming New Leadership to Eastern Ontario

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Our Ottawa office is the anchor of our practice in Eastern Ontario. The practice has experienced exponential growth from 8 to 80+ staff since 2010, driven by focus on key market sectors, diversification of services and successful collaboration with clients, consultants and industry partners. As a leading practice in Canada’s National Capital Region, the office has a deep legacy serving public sector clients on a broad variety of complex projects, in both of Canada’s official languages. Current notable projects include the Center Block Rehabilitation Project, Royal Canadian Dragoons Facilities at CFB Petawawa and uOttawa’s new Health Sciences Facility.

As we continue to see growth across all regions at Architecture49, supporting the future of the practice nationally and in the Eastern Ontario region, we are pleased to announce new leadership appointments.

Glen Klym, National Vice President, Operations
Justin Chubaty, Managing Principal, Eastern Ontario
Patrick Lajeunesse, Principal, Operations
Greg Manley, Principal, CENTRUS

We would like to formally welcome Glen Klym into the role of National Vice President, Operations for Architecture49. In this executive role, reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, he is accountable for business operations, financial performance, recruitment, service delivery and growth. He also brings over twenty-five years of practice experience to bear as National Sector Leader for Security and Defence, and as A49’s Corporate Security Officer (CSO). Glen has fostered positive professional working relationships with senior leadership of key public sector clients, engineering partners, as well as Canada’s top-tier constructors. He has a proven record of success on the leading edge of delivering multi-disciplinary architectural and engineering services. Glen began his career with A49 Winnipeg in 2004. Since relocating to Ottawa in 2010, he successfully led growth of A49's practice in the Eastern Ontario region.

“Architecture49 has emerged as a truly Canadian practice, well positioned for continued success. I’m thrilled to guide our practice in this new role, and support an established team of strong leaders as we continue to build on our success. The diversity of our practice and reputation for excellence is our strength and a great source of personal pride. I look forward to the future of A49 with great enthusiasm and optimism.” Glen Klym

At this time, we would also like to congratulate Justin Chubaty on his promotion to Managing Principal for Eastern Ontario. In his role Justin will be responsible for leading our A49 office Ottawa and managing the practice in the region. Justin joined our Ottawa office in 2004 where he practiced for six years before pursuing other opportunities. He served in various roles including working for our federal government. Upon returning in 2016, Justin has used his experience strengthen our public sector client relationships. Justin has built a strong portfolio of public sector projects including extensive experience within our Security and Defence Sector, where under the guidance of Glen will continue as regional leader.

“Within the Eastern Ontario practice exists an exceptionally strong, diverse and experienced leadership group. Our team of talented professionals are committed to collaboration, excellence and innovation in design and project delivery. I look forward to working with our entire team to continue to pursue unique, challenging and diverse projects and the continued growth and success of our practice” Justin Chubaty

Patrick Lajeunesse has been promoted to Principal, Operations and will focus his attention in support of operations for the Eastern Ontario Region inclusive of A49’s CENTRUS project team. Patrick brings 25 years of experience with a wide range of project types and complexities. He joined A49 in 2011 as a technical project architect. Since then, he has evolved his craft in collaborative workflows as part of alternative project delivery methods and progressed engagement in practice operations through resource planning, recruitment, employee experience and coordination of facilities and IT infrastructure. Patrick will continue to lead the Security & Defence portfolio in Quebec Region, contribute to the success of our projects, evolve our practices, foster a positive work culture and nurture opportunities for the growth of our people.

“I am honored & grateful for the opportunity to collaborate as part of this regional leadership team, to nurture the growth of our talented people & foster a healthy culture of excellence. As we continue to innovate in project delivery, I am fueled by a sense of purpose to enrich our communities, continue to bring value in servicing our clients & excited by the growth of our key practice sectors in this region & beyond.” Patrick Lajeunesse

Greg Manley is taking on the role of Principal for A49’s CENTRUS team. Reporting directly to the National Vice President Operations, Greg will be responsible for A49 growing team supporting the Centre Block Rehabilitation Project in Ottawa. Greg first joined A49 in 2007-2012 as part of the West Block Rehabilitation Project Team, then rejoined the firm in 2018 to work on Centre Block. Greg brings forty years of national and global architectural experience working on technically complex projects across many different industry sectors and project types including institutional, healthcare, control centres, hospitality, and commercial development.

“The Centre Block is the home of our nation’s Parliament, and represents the epicentre of Canada’s democracy, history, freedom and shared values. It is our privilege to participate in the largest conservation and rehabilitation project ever undertaken in Canada on this most significant of historic buildings. I am thrilled, and honoured, to take on this new leadership role and help A49 successfully deliver this incredible project.” Greg Manley

We would like to thank the strong and talented leadership team in Eastern Ontario for your continued success in building our presence in the region. Your dedication to your practice, work and one another is an admirable quality and we look forward to seeing what lies ahead.

EO Leadership Team
Eastern Ontario Leadership Team

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