Quartek Group is an integrated design firm based in the Niagara Region offering architectural, engineering, planning, interior design and project management solutions within a single construct to clients in both public and private sectors.


Our people are brought together within a studio environment promoting interdisciplinary communication, innovation and creative acts of serendipity. All are engaged with our project throughout the entire process providing various perspectives and solutions from the outset.


Our office is located in the heart of Downtown St. Catharines. Quartek is one of the largest multidisciplinary firms based and produced in Niagara. We believe in growing and working within our community but we strive to spread our brand throughout Ontario.

Creative people in a design collaborative composing exceptional solutions


Doug Peters, President, and Robert MacKenzie, Board Chair, are very pleased to announce that the following have become Shareholders and Associates at Quartek Group Inc.

Sam Persano OAA, M. Arch., B. Arch. Tech., Sam is an Architect and has been with Quartek since 2003.  He has experience in design and project management for a wide variety of residential, institutional and commercial building projects.  Recent projects have included a number of financial institutions as well as culture/tourism facilities for Parks Canada and Niagara Parks Commission. Sam is also a skilled project administrator.

Michael Geremia. Mike is an architectural project manager with 30+ years of project management, design development, construction documentation, field review, and drafting experience. Prior to joining Quartek in 2006, Michael worked with Baker and Elmes Architects, Flemming and Baker Architects, and Lou Macie Architects. His extensive experience includes many schools, colleges, universities, and other institutional projects, as well as numerous new and renovation commercial/retail, industrial and residential projects. In his role as Quartek’s Senior Architectural Technologist, Michael organizes technical documentation for comprehensive construction instruction to contractors.

Adam Meyer, P. Eng. Adam is a graduate of McMaster University in electrical engineering and a member of Professional Engineers Ontario. His 10 years of experience at Quartek include a wide variety of experience in both design and preparation of drawings and specifications. Projects have included power distribution and lighting for numerous educational facilities from primary through post-secondary institutions, numerous financial institutions, commercial/retail buildings, multiple residential buildings, medical clinics and more.

Lee Curtis, Dipl.T., A. Sc. T., Lic. Tech. Lee has been with Quartek since 2006. He has an advanced diploma in Architectural Technology from Mohawk College and is a member of both the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the Ontario Association of Architects as a ‘Licensed Technologist OAA’. This designation adds value to the client as Lee can manage selected projects directly rather than under supervision of an architect. This competitive advantage reduces costs while still being able to liaise with architects and engineers. Lee has worked on a variety of projects in both public and private sectors. He is involved in all aspects of project management including conceptual design, 3D Building Information Modeling (BIM) and contract administration. He currently leads our construction document production staff on most architectural and multi-disciplinary projects.

Quartek Group Inc. is a multi-disciplined design consultancy firm located in the Niagara Region. Quartek provides a full range of architectural, engineering and urban planning services to the development and building industry in Niagara and throughout Ontario.


Quartek Group Inc. is very pleased to announce the following appointments

Doug Peters, P. Eng., has been named President of the firm, taking over after the 5-year term of Rob MacKenzie. Doug has been a Principal of the firm since 1992 and has led the civil/municipal engineering group for 20+ years. Doug has 36 years’ experience in management, design, approvals and contract administration for private development and municipal infrastructure projects, servicing studies and multi-disciplined project management.

Robert MacKenzie, B. Arch. OAA, MRAIC, has been appointed Director of Corporate Development following 5 years as President, from 2010 through  2015. He has been a Principal of the firm since he joined in 1998, coming from a partnership with Stan Butcherd in Port Colborne. He contributes 28 years of practical experience in design, construction, contract administration, and business management in the architectural profession. His experience includes feasibility studies, space analysis, schematic planning, scheduling, graphics, signage, and interior & landscape design over a wide spectrum of building projects, particularly in office, commercial, industrial, hospital, government, institutional, and hospitality/tourism categories.

Norman Ocampo, B.E.S., B. Arch., OAA, has been named Director of Architecture and Urban Design.  Norm has been a Principal of the firm for 5 years and is an accomplished architect with 25 years of experience, 15 of which have been at Quartek. In his role as Director of Architecture, which he has had for the past 5 years, Norman oversees production and co-ordination of technical and contract documentation, and ensures coordination of allied engineering services. His update portfolio includes responsibility for Urban Design, which encompasses coordinating comprehensive design for new and re-development, including presentation materials, to realize client vision and facilitate buy-in of stakeholders and approval agencies.

Paul Uppal has been appointed Director of Building Sciences. Paul has been a Principal of the firm for 7 years and leads Quartek’s Building Sciences group. He is a senior electrical design technician with extensive experience in design and layout of electrical systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial building projects, power supply, and interior and exterior lighting for a wide variety of applications. With 30+ years of practical application with Canadian building electrical systems and equipment design, Paul offers substantial depth in the range of electrical services offered to our clients and has significant knowledge in other building engineering disciplines.

Hank Klassen, P. Eng., has been named Manager of Civil Engineering. Hank has been with Quartek since 1989 and has 30+ years of experience in various aspects of the civil engineering profession and the construction industry. He has been involved in planning, environmental assessment, design, contract administration and project management for various residential, commercial, institutional and municipal infrastructure projects, primarily in the Niagara Region, encompassing roads, watermains, sanitary sewers, on-site sewage collection and disposal systems, storm drainage and stormwater management, and related works.

Quartek Group Inc. is a multi-disciplined design consultancy firm located in the Niagara Region. Quartek provides a full range of architectural, engineering and urban planning services to the development and building industry in Niagara and throughout Ontario.

A New Look May 9, 2016

Those who do business with us or check out our website often will have noticed our new ‘look’. After 15 years or so with our old logo and branding, we decided it was time to redecorate. [Read More]