GBA Group


Building our community.

With almost 40 years of development and project management experience, GBA has learned to solve complicated projects with innovation and tenacity.


We succeed by collaborating with clients and meeting their needs in every step of the development process.







The Bird family are several generations deep in the Ottawa area, instilling in Graham the belief that as a native son he had an obligation to future generations to keep making Ottawa better. Almost 40 years of development and project management experience, GBA has learned to solve complicated projects with innovation and tenacity.
Graham Bird | President and CEO

“We could not have picked a better partner to develop Canada’s first hospital under a public-private partnership”
Susan St. Amand, Former Chair, Royal Ottawa Health Care Foundation
“The delivery model that GBA helped architect became the basis for many AFP’s that have followed over the last decade.”
George Langill Former CEO Royal Ottawa Hospital
“For the first time, a compelling architectural gesture has danced into the city.”
Globe and Mail
“This museum is a big deal. Not only because of its impressive architecture, but it’s the world’s first museum solely dedicated to human rights.”
Calgary Herald
“Many people are wowed by the transformation of Frank Clair Stadium into the sleek TD Place. But the Prairie-style Horticulture Building is worthy of its own fanfare, considering the scale of work and the cost to rehabilitate the former eyesore.”
Ottawa Sun
“After an aggressive revitalization project that opened in November of 2014, Lansdowne is a hotbed for businesses and restaurants that drew 1.5 million visitors in its first year”
Globe and Mail
"Mr. Bird is a tireless, energetic, gifted civil engineer with exceptional visionary and project management skills. If GBA is asked to lead a project, it will get done without cost overruns or compromise."
– Paul Douglas, President, PCL Constructors Canada
"The new hospital operates effectively and efficiently under the public-private partnership established by Mr. Bird and his team. We believe that without GBA the redevelopment project would never have been done. In our case, it was done on budget and six weeks ahead of schedule."
– George Weber, CEO, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
"The Algonquin [College] Expansion is an intricate project, and through GBA’s advanced ability to navigate the many obstacles and pitfalls the project is moving along well. I do not hesitate to recommend this team for any development project, the more challenging the better."
– Mike Rushton, Director, Algonquin College
"Graham [and his GBA team] are not like some people who just talk. They are visionary, they know what they are doing and they get things done."
Jim Durrel, Past-Chair, Ottawa Convention Centre
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The Ottawa Hospital New Civic Campus Development

GBA Group is the project advisory for the design, site preparation, finance solutions, procurement, construction and implementation of the development plan, as well as the lead for the communications and stakeholder outreach for the new Civic campus of The Ottawa Hospital.

The new development will function as the hub of a coordinated health care system featuring a state-of the-art contemporary hospital for Ottawa and 44 specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec and Nunavut. 

As one of Canada’s largest acute care learning and research hospitals, the new campus will provide a full range of specialized services, research, and education for those with the most complex injuries and illness, in partnership with the University of Ottawa.

For the thousands of staff, patients, and visitors on site every day, the site will be transit-oriented, with all buildings connected through accessible, enclosed walkways and convenient access for cyclists and pedestrians. The new Civic facility will feature extraordinary resilience against climate change, changing health care demands, outbreaks, and pandemics.

The design of the new facility will segregate public and staff access points, patient transfers, and service areas to minimize contact among the flow of people, goods, and services. This contemporary solution revolutionizes the organization of a modern hospital and introduces flexibility in space reconfiguration and adaptability in the future.  

Currently, the Parking Garage Early Works project is underway, as the first major on-site step in this project.