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Architectural Design Services for Custom Homes

Architecture Services – Custom Homes

PHASE 1

Custom Home Design Development

Timeline: 3-6 months (including C of A if required)
Undertaking meaningful and functional design of luxury custom homes requires a high degree of personalized planning to ensure that the major elements perfectly meet your creative and functional requirements.
We pride ourselves on our method of analyzing your needs and developing innovative solutions that are precisely fitted to your lifestyle and personal taste. Our team of designers apply years of project experience and material knowledge to create architecture that offers a combination of timeless visual appeal and unmatched functionality. We work with you through the design development process, prepare documentation, obtain the necessary permits, and closely supervise the construction process to ensure you get what is truly a custom-made home.
PHASE 2

Municipal Zoning Approvals

Timeline: 1-2 Months
We support the zoning approval process by paying close attention to te concerns and perceived obstacles associated with our proposal mentioned by other stakeholders.
We do this because of our ability to provide flexible solutions that respect these concerns, add architectural value to any area work within, all while ensuring the intended result is achieved for our clients. We understand that the developments we design and build are not only significant to our clients, but are going to be a long term fixture in the neighbourhood we complete them in. It is for this reason that we pay close attention to the presence we have in each area that we operate in.
PHASE 3

Structural Design Process

1 Month
The structure of your home is what makes a stunning final product a possibility.
Our team has notable experience in completing complicated structural designs that add both architectural and functional value to each and every custom home project we undertake. Through his process of thoughtful integration of modern amenities and spatial divisions, your home will take shape into a product that suits your lifestyle.
PHASE 4

Construction Cost Efficiency Reviews

Occurs 2 times throughout the process
We are able to optimize the building methods we require for each project we complete through our in-house construction team in order to capitalize on the numerous strengths of our diverse staff.
Construction cost efficiency reviews ensure that at the most basic level, our team is being responsible with your funds. We understand that an oversize structural member or overly complicated structural design does not add value to your build. As a result, we will seek to find efficiencies while maintaining the upmost structural integrity standards. This process is optimized through a series of constructibility and cost efficiency reviews that serve to avoid any undesired outcomes while significantly reducing rework and over expenditure.
PHASE 5

On-Site Construction Process Inspections

Occurs up to 6 times throughout the process
In order to oversee the construction process smoothly we will undertake on-site audit inspections at various milestones throughout the process in order to ensure that specific requirements that are integral to both the structure and the design are upheld.
Our 3D models of the home at this phase will allow our team to determine any challenges related to structural or mechanical design plans well in advance of the construction start date. This digital outline also provides significant value to our contractors as it fills in the blanks and also serves to reduce the percentage of re-work through the construction process by avoiding miscommunications and misinterpretations.

Renovations and Additions

Architecture Services – Renovations and Additions

PHASE 1

Home Additions & Remodeling Design Development

Timeline: 3-5 months (including C of A if required)
Our firm specializes in assessing, and determining the feasibility of incorporating an addition to an existing homes that add functionality and reliability to structural components that often have 75% of their service life left
In many situations this approach does not inhibit the design possibilities for the property and instead enhances your capabilities to save on infrastructural costs and allocate funds to high value yielding items. The end result will be achieved through a series of exploratory and interactive in-office meetings that take place by first determining if your preferred design direction, for example, is a traditional, french chateau, or modern. The next step, in-office sketching, is completed on a consistent schedule that is put in place in order to help us get your best thoughts through consistent involvement at specified times throughout the design development process. This process is most often applied to homes that require a rear room addition, second storey additions, or third storey addition in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.
PHASE 2

Renovation and Addition Zoning Reviews and Approvals

Timeline: 1-3 Months
The benefits of the renovation and addition approach are that many older and less restrictive zoning by-laws apply to these existing structures and will provide more leniency and design options available through the process.
Our team is able to capitalize on this approach because of our ability to provide flexible solutions that respect these concerns, and add architectural value to any area work within, all while ensuring the intended result is achieved for our clients. We understand that the structures we design and build are not only significant to our clients, but are going to be a long term fixture in the neighbourhood we complete them in. It is for this reason that we pay close attention to the presence we have in each area that we operate in.
PHASE 3

Structural Re-design Process

1 Month
Maintaining an existing structure doesn’t mean that you have to be happy with what you have.
Our team has notable experience in completing complicated structural modifications that add both architectural and functional value to each complete custom home renovation project we undertake. Through his process of thoughtful integration of modern amenities and spatial divisions, your home will undergo an unrecognizable transformation.
PHASE 4

Construction Cost Efficiency Reviews

Occurs 2 times throughout the process
We are able to optimize the building methods we require for each project we complete through our in-house construction team in order to capitalize on the numerous strengths of our diverse staff.
Construction cost efficiency reviews ensure that at the most basic level, our team is being responsible with your funds. We understand that an oversize structural member or overly complicated structural design does not add value to your build, and will seek to find efficiencies while maintaining the upmost structural integrity standards. This process is optimized through a series of constructibility and cost efficiency reviews that serve to avoid any undesired outcomes while significantly reducing rework and over expenditure.
PHASE 5

On-Site Renovation Construction Process Inspections

Occurs up to 6 times throughout the process
In order to oversee the construction process smoothly we will undertake on-site audit inspections at various milestones throughout the process in order to ensure that specific requirements that are integral to both the structure and the design are upheld.
Our 3D models of the home at this phase will allow our team to determine any challenges related to structural or mechanical design plans well in advance of the construction start date. This digital outline also provides significant value to our contractors as it fills in the blanks and also serves to reduce the percentage of re-work through the construction process by avoiding miscommunications and misinterpretations.

Historic Renovation (Private)

Architecture Services – Historic Home Restoration

PHASE 1

Preliminary Investigation

Timeline: 1 Month
At the onset of the process, our firm will carefully document the existing structure in its current form down to the millimeter.
We achieve this by utilizing scanning software that has the capability to outline everything about the existing structure, right down to the profile of the crown moulding for replication purposes. From this point, we will be able to outline areas that require modification, and complete on-site investigation into the composition of those areas in order to asses how far-reaching the structural modifications will be.
PHASE 2

Design Developments

3-6 months (including C of A if required)
Our firm will undertake a series of one on one design meetings with you on a schedule that respects your lifestyle and maintains the consistency that keeps the creative thoughts flowing.
From this point we will complete in-office sketching, reviews of inspiration photos, and present our thoughts on the best way to proceed. Historic home restorations require a firm understanding of past construction methods as well as the ability to keenly re-construct certain elements that quietly and effectively improve the functionality of the home. Our notable experience in the successful assessment and re-construction of historic structures leverage our interest in preserving the timeless value that many of these structures have to offer.
PHASE 3

Structural Re-design Process

1 Month
Maintaining an existing structure doesn’t mean that you have to be happy with what you have.
Our team has notable experience in completing complicated structural modifications that add both architectural and functional value to each complete custom home renovation project we undertake. Through his process of thoughtful integration of modern amenities and spatial divisions, your home will undergo an unrecognizable transformation.
PHASE 4

Historic Review Committee Approval

1 Month
Our integrated approach to design allows us to play a far-reaching role in the assessment, design, and meticulous modification process of historic structures.
As a result, our team is well equipped to seamlessly integrate design related or structural elements of the home that are required to be maintained by historic review committees. In many cases, the requirements of these committees are solely related to preserving the historic significance of the structure and the role it plays in the neighbourhood scenery. Our firm is of the opinion that the restoration and reintegration of these integral architectural features will amplify the design and increase its timeless value.
PHASE 5

On-site Inspections Process

Occurs up to 6 times throughout the process
Through the initial phases of a historic home restoration process, our firm will play an active role in helping navigate the required renovation scope.
In order to undertake this successfully we will phase the process as necessary in order to slowly narrow down all questions associated with the composition of the structure through destructive investigation. From there, our specialized software will allow us to record every detail related to the size, shape, and composition of the structure down to the profiles of even the most complicated detail as additional layers are discovered.