Ernest A. Cromarty Architect was founded in 1968 and became incorporated in 1988. Based in the historic City of Kingston since 1975, our office has been located in the Beamish Residence (1859), a prominent heritage limestone building which was renovated by Mr. Cromarty to accommodate his architectural practice.

The firm has experience in a diverse catalogue of building types for a broad range of clients throughout Eastern and Central Ontario including government buildings, administration buildings, health care facilities, hospitals, public seniors facilities, group homes and educational facilities. In addition, we have extensive experience in retail stores and plazas, office buildings, places of worship, banks, community halls and clubs, recreational centers, hotels, convention centers, firehalls, libraries, restaurants, women's shelters and residential projects from custom single family homes to high rise condominiums.

Respect for the designers, artisans and craftsmen who created our history is a driving force for our dedication to historic preservation. The restoration and architectural conservation of historic buildings is critical to understanding the character and values of those who created our communities. Our contribution to the preservation and continued viability of our heritage community has been honoured with the numerous awards of merit from the Frontenac Historic Foundation.

We believe that our diversified client and project base and our experienced staff resources and technology serve as an excellent foundation upon which a building project can reside.

In addition our firm is committed to sustainable architecture to reduce the collective environmental impacts in the selection of building components, during the construction process, as well as during the lifecycle of the building and to create a green and healthy environment in which people can work and play. We also have specialized expertise related to renovation work: precise as-found drawings for archival records, interior and exterior detail component drawings, reconstitution drawings for accurate re-construction work, evaluation reports on existing conditions, feasibility studies on required life-safety and code upgrades and perspective studies of design solutions.

2007: Empire Life Red Brick Building
1999: Earth to Spirit
1992: MacNee & Minnes
1989: The Poulson Block
2000: The Architect's House
1996: The Beamish House
1992: Gildersleeve House
1999: Royal Artillery Park
1992: Royal Block
1990: 314 Princess Street
1989: LaSalle Kitchen