Announcing Architect Firm for CTC-CK Capital Project

Announcing Architect Firm for CTC-CK Capital Project


Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent Engages Montgomery Sisam Architects as Lead Architects for the New Centre Capital Project

The Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent (CTC-CK) is pleased to announce that Montgomery Sisam Architects has accepted the role of Lead Architect for the new CTC-CK Redevelopment Project.

The Centre followed an open and competitive process, resulting in the selection of Montgomery Sisam Architects. The team offers knowledge, experience, and the needed architectural services for the planning and design of the new Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham Kent (CTC-CK) building. They have been designing family-centred, community-based facilities for more than 40 years and take great pride in having played a pivotal role in many transformational projects across Ontario.

“Montgomery Sisam Architects has a robust portfolio of experience in designing child and youth-focused facilities that will ensure the successful design of our project. They understand the need to design a developmentally appropriate space that is accessible and safe for children of different ages, sizes and abilities” says Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director of the Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent.

Santiago Kunzle, Design Project Leader and Director and Principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects says, “This is an exciting project for Chatham-Kent, and we are delighted to have been chosen to be a part of it. This is work that, in its essence, is about equity, inclusion, and resilience; about removing barriers to create spaces and places for therapeutic services, friendship and belonging.”

Kunzle recognizes that despite the challenges the current CTC-CK building has faced, it has continued to be a place to cultivate positive connections and build a sense of community. There is power in community, as demonstrated in Chatham-Kent, and this is something he would like to ensure carries forward into the design of the new building.

Litwin-Makey notes there are many considerations that go into building a new CTC and feedback into the design process is fundamental to creating a facility that meets the needs of our clients and families now and far into the future.

“We continue to be in awe of the exceptional support from the community, donors, our Foundation, Board of Directors, Provincial government and all of our partners, and we are excited to share this next phase of our journey to a new CTC-CK with you”.

Quick Facts

  • The Ontario government is funding the development of an approximately 55,000 square foot Children’s Treatment Centre in Chatham-Kent to improve access to services for children and youth with special needs.
  • The new facility will connect children and their families with wraparound supports and provide additional space to reduce wait times for rehabilitation services such as speech therapy, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and autism services.

For more information, please contact:
Donna Litwin-Makey, Executive Director,
Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent,
519-354-0520, ext. 228 or

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