Martin Tite

Partner, Architect OAA, AAA, NSAA, AANB, FIRAC, LEED AP

Martin graduated from the Carleton University School of Architecture in 1983 with High Distinction and the Architectural Association Graduate School History and Theory program in 1987 with an Honours Graduate School Diploma.  He spent most of his professional career at GRC Architects, growing with the firm and contributing to its success and reputation amongst institutional clients based in and around Ottawa, including the National Capital Commission, National Defense, PSPC, and Global Affairs.  Martin became a principal of GRC Architects in 2011 and was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in 2015.  Martin is an occasional guest critic at the School of Architecture at Carleton University and taught Design Studios at Carleton in 1988, 2000 and 2001. With over 35 years’ experience, he is also a LEED accredited professional.

Martin’s professional life has been focused on the design of special purpose work, training and presentation environments for institutional clients.  Recent work includes 875 Heron (a rehabilitation of a FHBRO recognized office building), National Archives Gatineau 2 (environmentally controlled storage vaults for paper records), Embassy of the State of Qatar, Cornwall Arts Centre, rehabilitation of the historic Ottawa New Edinburgh Boathouse, and Central Parkway – a design study project examining the potential of a repurposed Queensway freeway corridor in Ottawa. Heritage rehabilitations, including modern heritage buildings, form another important dimension of his practice.