The firm of Phillip H. Carter Architect was established at its present address in 1972.† It has completed projects over a wide range of building types and sizes, earning its reputation for design excellence as well as client and user satisfaction.† The history of the firm is succinctly outlined in the list of awards it has received.

The firm has specialized in institutional work such as libraries, health care facilities, recreational buildings, seniorsí† housing and galleries.† As the awards list shows, we are best known for our library work, having completed some thirty+ library projects throughout Ontario.† Many of these projects have involved the restoration and renovation of historic Carnegie library buildings from the early 20th Century, and we have completed other historical restorations. Phillip Carter is active in heritage matters at both local and provincial levels.


Our buildings have been praised by critics, but more importantly, they have received enthusiastic affection from the communities who use them. In addition, we have an unsurpassed record of delivering projects on time and on budget.† Many of our projects are repeat work, attesting to client satisfaction with our design ability and professional service.

We believe that this satisfaction is a result of the firmís scale and its approach to design. Phillip Carter, the sole proprietor of Phillip H. Carter Architect, has chosen to maintain a small office, allowing him to work personally on every project, from initial client contract through final completion, giving his clients the benefit of his thirty years of experience in construction and architecture.













Text Box: North York Urban Design Awards

Text Box: Barbara Frum Library, 1993

Text Box: Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Text Box: Boys & Girls House Library, 1983

Text Box: Governor General's Medal for Architecture

Text Box: Markham Library & Village Green, 1982

Text Box: E. F.Guth Memorial Lighting Design Award

Text Box: Markham Library, 1982

Text Box: Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

Text Box: Wychwood Library, 1978


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