I am Jim Bell
President & CEO
Jim is an Ontario Association of Architects (OAA Lic. ArchTech) Architectural Designer with extensive residential design experience. Born and raised in the Pembroke area of Ontario, designing and building quality homes was a huge part of the Bell family heritage. Jim studied at Algonquin College and Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC Syllabus) and holds an Honours Degree in Building Design & Technology. His nearly 30 years of experience began at practices in Calgary, Ottawa and Pembroke before co-founding a residential design build firm with two other associates in the fall of 1988. Over the past thirty years, Jim has been involved in a number of very successful projects—ranging from small commercial developments and custom homes, to large hospital projects and high-rise developments. Jim’s experience spans the entire design and build process, from design and presentations, production drawings and contract documents, to site and project management.
I am Mark Howson
Senior Architectural Technologist
As a member of the design team at Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc., Mark prepares drawings, technical specifications and contract documents from preliminary design through to building permit application and construction. Mark is a Licensed Technologist with the Ontario Association of Architects and has almost 20 years of experience in the field, producing working drawings and project management for a wide variety of residential, commercial and institutional projects. With in-depth knowledge of the approvals process and hands-on experience at construction sites, Mark provides strong value to the team from initial concept right through to move-in day.
I am François Lamonde
Senior Architectural Technologist
François (Frank) is a member of the design team at Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc.. He prepares drawings, technical specifications and contract documents from preliminary design through to building permit application and construction. Frank graduated with honours from the Algonquin College School of Advanced Technology as an Architectural Technician and further enhanced his knowledge by completing the Architectural Technology program, also with honours. He gained valuable experience as a self-employed Architectural Technologist, working in collaboration with architects, green building specialists, structural engineers and mechanical/electrical engineers. Having experienced residential, commercial and industrial architecture from initial site survey to final construction review, he is excited to be a member of Jim’s team and to focus on his passion: residential architecture.
I am Tim Gilchrist
Senior Architectural Technologist
Tim is a member of the design team at Jim Bell Architectural Design inc. He prepares drawings, technical specifications and contract documents from preliminary design through to building permit application and construction. Tim graduated with honours from the Algonquin College School of Advanced Technology in the Architectural Technology program. He has worked in the field of architecture for more than 20 years, both as a self-employed Architectural Technologist and for various architectural firms. With experience in commercial and residential construction, Tim is excited to be a part of the Jim Bell team and to continue to build his architectural experience in both sectors.
I am Alexandros Reklitis
Alexandros (Alex) is part of the Project Management team at Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc.. Alex oversees the schedules, budgets and all aspects of the project management process. He works closely with the design team to ensure that all client needs are met. Alex graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Business Law, then completed a Graduate Certificate in Project Management at Algonquin College, both with honours. During and after his years pursuing his education, he worked with Broccolini Construction as a Project Coordinator. His experience in commercial architecture will be a valuable asset as Alex applies his skills and knowledge to residential construction at Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc.
I am Julie Noel-Johnson
Business Manager, Accounting
Julie provides bookkeeping and cash flow management for the team at Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc. She has been working with small- and medium-sized businesses, primarily in the commercial construction sector, since 1987 and has completed business courses at Algonquin College and estimating courses with the Ottawa Construction Association. Her many accomplishments include: successfully overseeing a small construction company’s rapid growth from 5 to 75 employees; leading the successful implementation of a Quality Management System for a medical device manufacturing business in the role of Project Manager; directing a marketing team in charge of developing a new website and marketing collateral for a product line launch; successfully implementing an automated accounting program from various manual registers; and, developing a payroll program for AccPac users with union remittance requirements.
I am Stephanie Robertson
Director of Marketing & Communications
Stephanie manages marketing and communications for Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc. and also enjoys capturing the exceptional quality and craftsmanship in the homes designed and built by Jim Bell as the firm’s architectural photographer. Her interest in both art and science led Stephanie to Carleton University where she completed a degree in Industrial Design and then to the University of Ottawa where an MBA provided insight into the business and marketing worlds. Stephanie has over 30 years of amateur, semi-professional and professional photography experience and a true passion for the art of capturing the beauty in the world. With over 25 years of experience in the non-profit, health, insurance, financial services, creative services and high-tech sectors, Stephanie has served numerous organizations, including several charities, the Canadian Hospital Association, Nortel and Manulife in the areas of marketing, communications and design.
I am Steve Bromley
Steve provides invaluable financial and strategic advice to Jim Bell and his team. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified General Accountant (CGA) and has over 30 years leadership experience in private and public companies at both management and board levels. Most recently he served as the CEO of SunOpta Inc. for 8 years, a leading integrated, global natural, organic and specialty foods company, where he spent 15 years in a variety of roles including CFO and COO. Prior to SunOpta he fulfilled a wide range of financial and operational roles at both Natrel Inc. and Ault Foods Limited. Steve has served as a member of the board of directors at Natrel Inc., SunOpta Inc. and Opta Minerals Inc. and was a North American Agribusiness Advisory Board member at Rabobank from 2010 to 2015. Steve currently serves on the advisory boards of Trident Brands and Origin Merchant Partners and on the board of directors of Enchi Corporation, a privately held provider of leading technology for the conversion of biomass to fuels and chemicals.
Introducing the team
At Jim Bell Architectural Design Inc., we believe that a dedicated team truly makes
the difference when it comes to achieving your vision for your dream home or cottage.