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Our Approach

More than pretty pictures or cool looking buildings.

We believe passionately that good design benefits humanity and that the well-designed places that we inhabit help us live better lives, recharge, and reconnect with nature. So, we strive to create spaces that evoke a quiet but emotional response. Slow homes in a fast-paced world.

Our objective with each new project is to maximize it’s potential within your means and site. No matter what the size, we’re looking to create special, satisfying, and replenishing places that provide lasting enjoyment for you. While we believe simple elemental forms and quality materials come together in architecture that has lasting appeal, we don’t have a particular style and are influenced by your aesthetic preferences.

Discover.

Before starting any design work for your project, we’ll take the time to get to know you and your wants and needs: how you want to live, how you want rooms to feel, your stylistic preferences, and your must-have home features. Our goal at this stage is to learn all about what is important to you and your family, so that we can maintain your vision throughout the entire project.

Imagine.

Taking what we’ve already learned about you, your site, and its municipal constraints, we’ll explore how your home can come together and be a wonderful project in it’s setting, presenting sketches and 3D model computer drawings for your feedback and our refinement. When relevant, we communicate our ideas with other key members of the project team, such as the structural engineer, interior and landscape designers, the builder, and key suppliers, to help ensure your project achieves its full potential within your budget.

Develop.

With your approval of the conceptual design, we’ll develop the formal drawings to be submitted to the municipality for permitting, coordinating our design with any other consultant members of the team. While we’re waiting on approval from the municipality, we’ll complete the more detailed construction drawings that your builder requires.

Assist.

During construction, we’ll support you and your builder with any queries that may come up and provide details as needed to support smooth build progress. We visit the site periodically to help ensure the design comes together as you had envisioned.

Kind words from happy clients.
Distinctive design for beloved homes.