Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture
is a full-service architectural firm based in Sudbury, Ontario.

Established in 1964, YBSA has shaped the landscape throughout Northern Ontario.

Yallowega Bélanger Salach Architecture is a leading, bilingual, full-service architecture firm located in Sudbury. Led by partners Rick Yallowega, Louis Bélanger and Amber Salach and supported by a complement of dedicated professional, technical and administrative support staff, the firm has become recognized for our iconic buildings and our commitment to design excellence, innovation and sustainability.

Our Services

Over the past 50 years, YBSA has evolved into a leading provider of comprehensive architectural services. The strength of our firm and the satisfaction of our clients are clearly linked to our ability to quickly and efficiently respond to the many needs of our clients. We do this by providing a broad range of services with our in-house staff of highly skilled, dedicated, experienced and trained professionals.

Comprehensive Architectural Services
3D Computer Renderings & Animations
Interior Design
Project Management
Furniture Consulting
Master Planning
Signage Consulting
Functional Programming
Building Code & Fire/Life Safety Analysis
Feasibility Studies

YBSA is committed to treating all people in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are committed to meeting the needs of people with disabilities and meeting accessibility requirements under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

Our Process

Design Approach

Our design approach is a highly collaborative one. By developing strong relationships and engaging with our project team, we easily recognize the valuable role of our clients, consultants, stakeholders and community as contributors to producing meaningful debate and thoughtful design results for each and every one of our projects.

Focus Areas

YBSA is committed to and focused on providing value added services and design, we do this by evaluating all opportunities within a project. It shows, because fundamental to our successful relationship with any project team is our availability and willingness to quickly respond to issues whether large or small. We are enthusiastic and have the experience and understanding to manage and focus client and project expectations.

Innovation

Our team works through a sustainable integrated design process where we define project goals with the client and stakeholders and achieve them through thoughtful and collaborative design. YBSA’s vision, along with client project goals, allow our projects to develop seamlessly together with you, through a spirit of inspiration and innovation.

Our Team

We are a proven team. All members of our multi-disciplinary team have worked closely together throughout various types of design projects over the past 50 years. We assemble our project teams to effectively address the unique requirements of each and every one of our projects. At YBSA, we pride ourselves on being available and committed to our clients.

Rick Yallowega Architect — B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
Louis Bélanger Architect — B.E.S. B.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
Amber Salach Architect — B.A.S, M.Arch, OAA, MRAIC
Bill Boudreau Licensed Technologist — OAA
Kate Bowman Intern Architect — B.A.S, M.Arch, MRAIC
Denis Comtois Interior Designer — NCIDQ, ARIDO, IDC
Andrea Tann Interior Designer — ARIDO IDC
Donna Daoust Controller — CGA
Esa Makela Project Manager
Michael Yallowega Project Manager
Ted Matheson Design/Visualization
Denise Chabot Executive Assistant
Tony Niro Quantity Surveyor/Contract Administration — B. Tech., PQS, GSC
Robert André CAD Designer — Dip. Arch. Tech., BCIN
Suzanne Durocher Contract Administration
Tracy Rochon Controller
Laura Teddy Technologist — Dip. Arch. Tech.

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