Biographies

Portrait of Anne Carlyle
Anne Carlyle, rca arido IDC ASID LEED AP

Anne Carlyle is an award-winning interior designer with more than 30 years experience in the planning and design of health care and other public environments.

Known for her work in facilities for children, community organizations and those with special needs, Anne’s experience encompasses both new construction and renovation projects for clients in Canada and the United States. Working with diverse client organizations and multi-disciplinary design teams, her role ranges from the facilitation of visioning workshops through programming, space planning and comprehensive interior design to wayfinding and signage and site-specific art programs. The purposefully small size of the firm ensures that Anne is able to personally guide every project, whether small or large.

Anne graduated from the University of Toronto (BA) and from the Ontario College of Art and Design (Environmental Design). She is a member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario, the Interior Designers of Canada and the American Society of Interior Designers. She has served three years on the Board of arido and currently sits on the Advisory Committee of the Algonquin College Interior Design Program. In 2006, Anne was elected to membership in the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. In 2009, she became a LEED Accredited Professional.

Portrait of Alanna Drawson
Alanna Drawson, BHEc. DID ARIDO NCIDQ

Alanna Drawson has been an integral member of the Carlyle Design Associates team since 2008. She is an accomplished designer who brings mature thinking to design challenges. She has worked closely with Anne Carlyle on numerous health and social service facilities, preparing space plans, interior finishes and colour schemes, and furniture layouts and specifications. Amongst others, projects include the award-winning One Kids Place in North Bay, Ronald Mcdonald House in Toronto, the Ottawa Rotary Home, Pinecrest Queensway and Sandy Hill Community Health Centres, the Bank of Canada and the Mother House of the Sisters of Charity in Ottawa.

Alanna has other and prior design experience working as a consultant for the Beth Donovan Hospice in Kemptville, for the Thompson Wellstein Group on concepts and plans for new residential and commercial developments, and in facilities management for Industry Canada.

Alanna holds a Bachelor of Human Ecology from the University of Manitoba and is a graduate in Interior Design from Algonquin College in Ottawa. She received her National Council for Interior Design Qualification Certificate in 2013.