What Makes Us Tick

Meeting our clients needs by following a tailored process that creates amazing results.

We’ve Been Doing This a Long Time


Serving the Ottawa area for over 25 years, we are a full-service commercial interior design firm that easily adapts to meet our client’s unique business challenges.

From Soup to Nuts


We have the experience, creativity, passion and a meticulous design and construction management process that creates amazing results.

We’ve Even Won Awards


Okay, maybe not an Oscar but our peers have recognized us nationally for our exemplary service—something we’re very proud of.

  • Liz Miller


    Principal

    Liz Miller Principal

    DID, IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, BCIN

    liz@parallel45.ca

    a fresh approach using classic design planning principles to bring your goals and ideas to fruition

    Whether the project is new construction or an office renovation, Liz incorporates a fresh approach using classic design planning principles to bring her clients’ goals and ideas to fruition. Liz shows off her stellar design and concept skills through projects in corporate and institutional design, law offices and other spaces, all executed in a well thought-out and efficient manner. Liz attributes her success to working with talented trades people, wonderful clients and treating every project with the utmost professionalism.

    Between shuffling her kids to their diving and hockey practices, Liz has competed internationally with her soccer team and enjoys playing volleyball and ball hockey.

  • Robin Peixoto


    Principal

    Robin Peixoto Principal

    IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, BCIN

    robin@parallel45.ca

    creating commercial spaces that exude function, elegance and innovation

    Robin’s design theory is to render a space for its ultimate purpose, encompassing both functionality and aesthetic. Armed with a building code and her strong technical skills, Robin incorporates client ideas with her own expert vision creating commercial spaces that exude function, elegance and innovation.

    When she is not running marathons or baking cakes, Robin loves travelling with her family to exotic places.

  • Sarah Oakley


    Principal

    Sarah Oakley Principal

    DID, IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, WELL AP, BCIN

    sarah@parallel45.ca

    a professional reputation for planning efficient, functional spaces, and high quality, timeless designs

    Sarah has established a strong professional reputation for planning efficient, functional spaces, and for developing high quality, timeless designs. Sarah’s in-depth portfolio includes a wide array of clients which span several market sectors including commercial corporate interiors, child care facilities, dental, and medical offices. On every project, Sarah incorporates practical and environmental principles in her design strategies while keeping budget at the forefront. Along with being a LEED AP, Sarah is also a WELL Accredited Professional, which signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, which she is passionate about.

    Sarah is the recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Award which is presented to business leaders who exemplify business accomplishment, professional expertise, and community giving. When she isn’t practicing Interior Design, Sarah loves spending time with her family, volunteering with local charities, and travelling to Australia to explore their unique climate and design style.

  • Jessica Vagner


    Intern

    Jessica Vagner Intern

    jessica@parallel45.ca

    Passionate about the environment and sustainable design.

    Jessica has a passion for the environment and likes to design sustainable interiors so our built environment will be safe, healthy, and enjoyable for future generations. She excels in communication with Clients and Contractors and this contributes for a successful end project result.

    Jessica loves music, dancing, spending time at the cottage, and relaxing lakeside.

  • Emilie Gauthier


    Intern

    Emilie Gauthier Intern

    emilie@parallel45.ca

    Conscientious and detail-oriented

    Emilie is self motivated and is extremely passionate about her development as a Designer. She is conscientious, detail-oriented and thrives on working towards achieving clients’ needs and goals for their space. She has spent several hours volunteering for a local continuing care centre, which has granted her a greater understanding of how a well-designed space can influence the well-being of others.

    In her spare time, Emilie enjoys snowboarding, music, and spending time with her family.

  • Paulina T.


    Student

    Paulina T. Student

    hello@parallel45.ca

    Efficient, detail-oriented

    Paulina Trauttmansdorff is currently enrolled in her last year of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College. She is efficient, detail-oriented, super organized and excels at 3D renderings.

  • Lindsay Bell


    Student

    Lindsay Bell Student

    hello@parallel45.ca

    A keen eye for design

    Lindsay is currently enrolled in her last year of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College. With a detailed artistic background, Lindsay brings a keen eye for design to our office and excels at design concepts and 3D renderings.

Liz Miller
Principal

DID, IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, BCIN

liz@parallel45.ca

a fresh approach using classic design planning principles to bring your goals and ideas to fruition

Whether the project is new construction or an office renovation, Liz incorporates a fresh approach using classic design planning principles to bring her clients’ goals and ideas to fruition. Liz shows off her stellar design and concept skills through projects in corporate and institutional design, law offices and other spaces, all executed in a well thought-out and efficient manner. Liz attributes her success to working with talented trades people, wonderful clients and treating every project with the utmost professionalism.

Between shuffling her kids to their diving and hockey practices, Liz has competed internationally with her soccer team and enjoys playing volleyball and ball hockey.

Robin Peixoto
Principal

IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, BCIN

robin@parallel45.ca

creating commercial spaces that exude function, elegance and innovation

Robin’s design theory is to render a space for its ultimate purpose, encompassing both functionality and aesthetic. Armed with a building code and her strong technical skills, Robin incorporates client ideas with her own expert vision creating commercial spaces that exude function, elegance and innovation.

When she is not running marathons or baking cakes, Robin loves travelling with her family to exotic places.

Sarah Oakley
Principal

DID, IDC, ARIDO, NCIDQ, LEED® AP ID+C, WELL AP, BCIN

sarah@parallel45.ca

a professional reputation for planning efficient, functional spaces, and high quality, timeless designs

Sarah has established a strong professional reputation for planning efficient, functional spaces, and for developing high quality, timeless designs. Sarah’s in-depth portfolio includes a wide array of clients which span several market sectors including commercial corporate interiors, child care facilities, dental, and medical offices. On every project, Sarah incorporates practical and environmental principles in her design strategies while keeping budget at the forefront. Along with being a LEED AP, Sarah is also a WELL Accredited Professional, which signifies knowledge in human health and wellness in the built environment, which she is passionate about.

Sarah is the recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s 2018 Forty Under 40 Award which is presented to business leaders who exemplify business accomplishment, professional expertise, and community giving. When she isn’t practicing Interior Design, Sarah loves spending time with her family, volunteering with local charities, and travelling to Australia to explore their unique climate and design style.

Jessica Vagner
Intern

jessica@parallel45.ca

Passionate about the environment and sustainable design.

Jessica has a passion for the environment and likes to design sustainable interiors so our built environment will be safe, healthy, and enjoyable for future generations. She excels in communication with Clients and Contractors and this contributes for a successful end project result.

Jessica loves music, dancing, spending time at the cottage, and relaxing lakeside.

Emilie Gauthier
Intern

emilie@parallel45.ca

Conscientious and detail-oriented

Emilie is self motivated and is extremely passionate about her development as a Designer. She is conscientious, detail-oriented and thrives on working towards achieving clients’ needs and goals for their space. She has spent several hours volunteering for a local continuing care centre, which has granted her a greater understanding of how a well-designed space can influence the well-being of others.

In her spare time, Emilie enjoys snowboarding, music, and spending time with her family.

Paulina T.
Student

hello@parallel45.ca

Efficient, detail-oriented

Paulina Trauttmansdorff is currently enrolled in her last year of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College. She is efficient, detail-oriented, super organized and excels at 3D renderings.

Lindsay Bell
Student

hello@parallel45.ca

A keen eye for design

Lindsay is currently enrolled in her last year of the Bachelor of Interior Design program at Algonquin College. With a detailed artistic background, Lindsay brings a keen eye for design to our office and excels at design concepts and 3D renderings.

But Enough About Us


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