David Carter Architects Inc. is a leading Canadian design firm in the mission critical sector providing specialized architectural design services for data centres, emergency power projects and critical infrastructure.

Our clients represent the best in class from the financial, telecommunication, engineering, healthcare, industrial and institutional sectors.

We build long-term relationships based on trust and confidence won through the timely and effective delivery of each unique project.

We offer a complete range of services — from pre-design site selection and site planning approvals to design, permitting and construction phase services and oversight for on-premises, colocation and edge data centres.

Best design and construction practices are continually informed by emerging technologies and construction techniques. Our quality control and quality management methodology incorporate a continuous feedback loop consolidating the best of the ‘new’ into field-proven design and construction strategies.

We deliver solutions that are deeply rooted in experience. We understand our clients’ absolute needs for reliability, flexibility and economy in the design of their data centre architecture and mission critical infrastructure.

We help our clients to imagine and build their vision.

David Carter Architects is located in downtown Toronto with offices in Ottawa and strategic partners across Canada. The firm was established in 2007 by David Carter, OAA, LEED AP. The Toronto office is led by David Carter and the Ottawa office is led by Alan MacCraken, OAA.


Bell Canada   |   CBRE   |   CIBC   |   City of Toronto   |   Cogeco   |   Government of Canada   |   Hamilton Health Sciences

Hydro One   |   IBM   |   International Currency   |   Exchange (ICE)   |   LCBO   |   Nissan Canada   |   PWGSC   |   Rogers Communications

Ross Memorial Hospital   |   St. Joseph’s Health Centre   |   Scotiabank   |   Seneca College   |   Sun Life Financial

TD Canada Trust   |   TELUS Communications   |   Teranet   |   Toromont Cat   |   University Health Network   |   University of Toronto




  • Site selection
  • Building condition assessment
  • Base building measurement
  • Preparation of base building drawings (CAD and Revit)
  • Project pre-planning
  • Site plan and zoning approvals
  • Building permit approval
  • Complete design services to support all types of project delivery:
    • Design build
    • Construction management
    • Stipulated sum
  • Contract administration
  • Commissioning support
  • Project management
  • Warranty review