Bill Chomik

Senior Principal

Architect AAA, Architect AIBC, OAA, MSAA, FRAIC, HON FAIA, RCA


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Creating timeless, impactful designs allows me to make meaningful contributions to the texture and culture of my community.

I’m a senior principal at Kasian and a leading Canadian architect with over 40 years of experience — exceeding 700 buildings worldwide. I’m proud of the recognitions I’ve received for my work, including the prestigious Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, Canadian Architect Magazine’s Award of Excellence, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Award of Excellence for innovation in architecture. The Calgary Science Centre planetarium was my first of 25 worldwide, and I’m now widely known as the most knowledgeable planetarium architect in the world.

 

I’ve been deeply involved in Kasian’s public and commercial sectors for many years, delivering strategic architectural and urban planning services and encouraging designs with local, demographic and cultural influences. I’m a creative architect who brings honesty, transparency and innovative solutions to every project. Notable and iconic projects I’ve worked on include the National Music Centre, Calgary Courts Centre, Eugenides Planetarium, and the Taylor Family Digital Library. In addition to my client and community work, I enjoy mentoring our junior staff and serve as an adjunct assistant professor for the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape.

 

My Sectors: Arts & Culture, Education & Research, and Military, Public Safety & Justice

My Services: Architecture, and Master Planning & Urban Design

 

We asked, Bill answered:

 

What made you want to become an architect?

“My uncle, a dentist, went to Expo ’67 in Montreal. He sent me a postcard of the most spectacular buildings I’d ever seen, created for Expo. I was immediately drawn to it and thought, ‘If that’s what architecture is, then yes, that’s for me!'”

 

What career achievements are you particularly proud of?

“Making meaningful contributions to the texture, culture and life of the communities that I’ve worked in has been very positive. I have led and continue to lead many non-profit organizations that build a better community. Professionally, there have been many projects over the years, but a few that come to mind are the Calgary Courts Centre, the Edmonton Federal Building, the Taylor Family Digital Library, the Tom Baker Cancer Centre Expansion, and the Eugenides Planetarium in Athens, Greece.”