Architect — B.A.S, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
Amber joined Bélanger Salach Architecture in 2007 after graduating with a Master’s degree in Architecture from Carleton University. Since then, she has become a licensed architect and is now a partner at BSA. During these years, Amber has had the opportunity to work on many projects throughout northern Ontario, showcasing her collaborative and mindful development approach.
Having been raised in Sudbury, Amber is passionate about designing community-based buildings, collaborating with the public and policymakers in northern Ontario, and creating engaging spaces for everyone. Her travel abroad during university reconfirmed her desire to develop an architectural career in her home city of Sudbury and throughout the North. She brings an appreciation of our unique landscape and design excellence to her projects, demonstrating what our northern Ontario communities have to offer. Amber believes wholeheartedly in the importance of creating a sense of place through functional, meaningful, and lasting architecture.
Her strong sense of community and love for bringing design excellence to the North is showcased through her design work and her enthusiastic involvement in several municipal committees, volunteer work with various arts and culture groups, and architectural jury work for various organizations. For over five years, Amber has been the appointed chair of the Northern Ontario Society of Architects (NOSA), a regional architectural society of the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA), where she devotes her time to organizing continuing education events, promoting local architecture and dialogue amongst NOSA members and community at large. Amber is passionate about leadership in architecture and mentors various students through the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and sits on the Advisory Committees for Building Equality in Architecture North BEA(N) and on the Women in Architecture Sudbury Chapter.
Amber has recent leadership experience working on a number of community initiative projects, including being one of the lead design architects for projects such as the Laurentian University Student Centre, Place des Arts, Pioneer Manor Redevelopment, the South End Community Library, the Northern Water Community Sports Centre, the Maison McCulloch Hospice and an extensive array of institutional projects throughout Sudbury.