Accolades &
Hello / Chernoff Architect Inc. is a multi disciplinary office whose work ranges from Commercial, Hospitality, Multi-Family and Private Residences to Historic Renovations, Interior Design, Furniture, and Landscape.

Our mandate is to create projects that are intrinsically related to the site. By blending our work with the surrounding environment, we disrupt the natural landscape as little as possible. Our design process involves close interaction and relationships with the client which extend beyond traditional paper borders all the way to completion of the built project on-site. We pride ourselves with creating well crafted projects of exquisite detail, and believe that innovation is as important in construction as it is in design. The encompassing design agenda of the firm defines us as a team that thinks holistically about a project, it’s site, it’s impact and it’s clients, resulting in projects with unique personalities.


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Principal Architect  B. Arch.
Member of AAA, AIBC, RAIC /
Catherine Chernoff studied at the University of Texas in Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1985. Her career has spanned cities from Vancouver to Ottawa.

In 1994, Catherine started her own office. Held in very high standard by both clients and peers, her work is established in modern ideologies while exhibiting a gentle sensitivity to landscape and choice of materials. Unwavering attention to detail has set Catherine’s work apart as timeless examples of craftsmanship, skill, and integrity.








Associate  B. Arch. Intern Member AAA, RAIC / Patrick Moskwa studied Architecture at Carleton University graduating with Bachelor of Architecture with Distinction in 2002. He worked for Chernoff Architect prior to and after graduation, and also spent a year working with PLANT Architect in Toronto. During his career he has adopted an interest in highly developed design, developing impressive skills in detail, material, and landscape/building relationships

Patrick’s work is inspired by a semester living in Finland, studying Scandinavian Architecture and Design. His interests and skills extend beyond architecture to furniture, interior, and product design.


Golden Ski House - 2009 Keystone Award - 2 Gold

Housing Union Building Architectural Design Competition 2005 – Merit Award



Western Living Magazine / December 2010

Avenue Magazine / March 2010

Fernie Fix / March 2010

Fernie Free Press / September 11, 2008

Avenue Magazine / March 2007

Western Living / May 2006

Canadian Interiors / April 2006

Canadian Architect / May 2005

Western Legend / Summer 2001