Chernoff Thompson Architects regularly provides services to all levels of Government, including several departments of both the Federal Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. In 2011, we were awarded a standing order for work with Public Works and Government Services Canada. Work for Federal Government and agencies includes:





Esquimalt Graving Dock  Esquimalt, BC

The project is the first phase of the Electrical Safety Upgrades Program to eliminate the safety risks of continuing to operate the site facilities with aged and deteriorating electrical infrastructure. It includes the construction of a new Pumphouse Substation to house new electrical distribution equipment.The original Pumphouse is a heritage-classified building. It also replaces the aged electrical infrastructure with respect to the function of the existing Main Substation as a high voltage hub for the Esquimalt Graving Dock site. This includes the construction of a new Service Entrance Substation to house new high voltage service entrance equipment.


Sinclair Centre  Vancouver, BC

A 21st century revitalization of the Sinclair Centre complex allows us to re-examine the dialogue between the past and present. The existing food services will be re-configured for a new Passport Canada's office, the atrium skylight will be upgraded, and the project includes progressive seismic upgrade of the 2 historical buildings - RV Winch and Post Office. Both buildings have Federal Heritage Building Designation.



Port Hardy Coast Guard Station
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
 Vancouver Island, BC

Two new buildings replacing existing work and living accommodations on the waterfront in downtown Port Hardy, Vancouver Island. Spaces include functional operations space, administration, training, and equipment storage areas, and residence space in facilities that incorporate sustainable features and contemporary west-coast design.



Quinsam River Hatchery
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
 Campbell River, BC

Significant renovations to the existing administration and lab building involved complete re-planning of work and lab areas, full upgrade of mechanical equipment, and a full envelope and window replacement for the building and 5 support buildings. A new main entrance incorporating the aesthetic of the "River" was included.



Pacific Wildlife Research Centre
Enivronment Canada
 Delta, BC

CTA provided a feasability study and concept design for the redevelopment of one building on the campus on Westham Island. The facility is a historic building located in the Alasken National Wildlife Area which provides sanctuary for wintering waterfowl, including Lesser Snow Geese, and for migratory songbirds.

Pacific Environmental Centre
Environment Canada
 North Vancouver, BC

Work included renovations to address technical concerns regarding long term cold storage areas and adjacent staff washroom facilities.



Provincial Emergency Program Operations Centre Surrey, BC

This project includes the conversion of an existing building into a Provincial Emergency Program Operation Centre. Interior renovations and an extension provides a new 24 hour command room, planning and operations room, and a radio room. A 23 m (75 ft) Radio Tower with 2 MSAT/Global Satellite dishes was installed, also updated mechanical and electrical services to strongest requirements were included.



Administration Building, GVRD Waste Incinerator  Burnaby, BC

The project jointly funded by Montenay Inc and the Greater Vancouver Regional District to provide an addition and renovations to the existing Administration Building located on the GVRD Burnaby Waste Incinerator site. A project founded on sustainability thinking, this LEED Platinum building provides administrative offices and presentation space for the many tour groups who visit the facility.