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John Ciarmela, OAA, MRAIC

Technical Principal
“We deliver complex projects in a continuously changing business environment. The best solutions come from successful partnerships with all stakeholders and a multidisciplinary design team.”

As the technical principal in Canada, John leads the technical direction and development of all projects designed in HOK’s studios in Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary. He is also a member of the firm-wide technical board working to improve HOK’s global project delivery standards and protocols.

Over the past three decades, John has provided technical and project delivery leadership for complex healthcare, transit, corporate, commercial, sports and institutional projects. He has experience with a wide variety of project delivery models.


University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Environmental Studies

Ontario College of Art and Design
Associate, Industrial and Product Design
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