IDEA Inc. is a privately-owned corporation that holds an Ontario Association of Architects Certificate of Practice and a Professional Engineers of Ontario Certificate of Authorization. IDEA Inc. has licenses in Ontario, Michigan, and Alberta.
The firm was founded during the early 1950s as an architectural practice. Over the years, IDEA has grown into a full service, multi-disciplinary architectural, mechanical & electrical engineering, planning, and interior design consulting firm. We have expanded to include key professional disciplines, offering our clients a wide range of technical expertise and thoughtfully integrated design solutions. Formerly known as EPOH, the firm rebranded as IDEA in 2017. The new name put a spotlight on our Integrated Design, Engineering and Architecture. In 2019, IDEA acquired COLE+Associates Architects Inc., an award-winning firm with a history in Ottawa dating back to 1907 recognized for its high-quality design and ability to manage complex projects of many types. Through this acquisition, IDEA has a full-sized team in both Sault Ste. Marie and Ottawa, with the offices working in close collaboration together on integrated projects.
IDEA typically acts as prime consultant on ICI sector projects and is proud to work with a hand-picked group of sub-consultants to add specialties such as structural and civil engineering, TP312 reviews, heliport consulting and other aerodrome related components. We employ several pilots who tend to become deeply invested in our airport design projects.
421 Bay St. Suite 507
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario P6A 1X3