Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects (BPA) is an Ottawa based architectural, urban design, and heritage consulting practice founded in 1969. BPA has completed over 160 new buildings and renovation projects, including schools, museums, libraries, churches, social and private sector housing, commercial buildings, and bridges.
BPA has carried out over 50 architectural restoration and adaptive re-use projects on heritage buildings designated nationally by FHBRO or under Part 4 and 5 of the Ontario Heritage Act. BPA has won 32 national, provincial, and civic awards of which 24 have been for heritage conservation.
The firm has 45 years of experience providing architectural, urban design, and heritage consulting services to clients including Public Works Government Services Canada, the National Capital Commission, the Canadian Museum of Nature, Parks Canada, the City of Ottawa, the University of Ottawa, library boards, diplomatic missions, church organizations, non-profit community and housing corporations, private developers, retailers, and private individuals.
BPA’s architectural projects range in scale from minor renovations to major rehabilitation to new construction. The firm has extensive experience in interior renovation, infill and additions, exterior/interior restoration and rehabilitation, and accessibility improvements.
In addition, BPA has been a key consultant in large-scale joint venture projects. In 2010, BPA in joint venture with Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects (KPMB) and Gagnon Letellier Cyr Ricard Mathieu Architects completed the $150 million, 8 year rehabilitation of the Victoria Memorial Museum Building (Canadian Museum of Nature). In 2013, BPA in Joint Venture with KPMB Architects were appointed by the City of Ottawa as Design Architects for the Ottawa Art Gallery /Arts Court Redevelopment. Construction commenced in August 2015.