Southam Design Inc

(613) 728-2227

Services Provided
Architectural and interior design, custom home design, lighting design, kitchen and bath design, renovations and additions. Commercial: retirement homes, dental clinics, spas, business offices

Areas Served
Ottawa, Ont; Montreal, PQ, Vancouver, BC

Business Description
Award winning interior design and architecture has earned Southam Design a reputation of being fresh, creative and passionate. With 20 years of design and architectural experience, we have strived to create spaces that engage the senses and stimulate emotion. We utilize the client’s individual self-expression and unique personality to design interiors that enhance human activity. Our “out of the box” thinking pushes the limits of creativity to expand the possibilities of physical space, and connects us to our clients for the optimum synthesis of vision and reality.

Southam Design’s philosophy encompasses the theory of structural honesty. We believe that the architecture of interiors should be focused on sculptural-quality displaying the true purpose of a space, as opposed to simply cosmetic decoration. Our strong understanding of structure allows us to push the boundaries and manipulate space. This knowledge is reflected in our objective to fully understand dimension and the spatial activity requirements while incorporating the client's diverse aesthetic expression, their desires, needs, deadlines, and most importantly their budget.

Our focus is to foster the culture of the built-environment by integrating interior design with architecture in both residential and commercial applications. We believe in cultivating a sense of unity and harmony by involving all aspects of a project into our overall design concept, in both interior and exterior architectural design.

Our designs express, with sensitivity and strength, that modernity is best captured through dramatic understatement - A fusion of modern lines coupled with classic elements.

Certification and Awards
30 design awards in both interior design and architecture
Ottawa Architect & Designer
Penny Southam 
110-950 Gladstone Ave,
Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada, K1Y 3E6 
(613) 728-4123 
Southam Design Inc commented on a discussion
   Comment   April 8, 2014
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Hi Penny,
We bought a new house and would Iike to redefine the fireplace wall and was wondering if you take small project like that one. I would love to add shelves and a modern fireplace that's all. At least for now. The reviews you have are kind of intimidating as those are $100000 projects
April 7, 2014 at 1:40pm   
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Hi evass,
We do offer consultation for smaller project! Are you located in Ottawa? Please contact us at 613-728-2227 to discuss in further detail.
April 8, 2014 at 12:19pm   
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   Comment   March 27, 2014
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I Love this dinner place. I would like to use your service in the future.
March 27, 2014 at 6:00am   
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And we would love to work with you, katursia. Thanks for the kind comments!
March 27, 2014 at 6:07am   
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Review by gaetanchenier:

To whom it may concern, It was a pleasure and privilege working with Southam Design for our dream home in Ottawa. Penny worked with us diligently from star...
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Review by melissarob:

Penny's experience and impeccable taste are apparent in every interaction. It is very comforting as a client to know that Penny is equally invested in the resul...
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Review by Marni Kagan:

We are currently building a 250 sq. ft. kitchen/family room addition that was designed by Southam. I knew the design was fabulous even on paper, but it's excit...
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Review by George Parry:

We have been working with Penny and Lesley to redesign our space in a condominium being built. We did not like the layout of the offered space. Penny has a ...
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Review by canal111:

I was a member of the Board of Directors for the condominium at 111 Echo Dr., Ottawa ("Canal 111"), and as such I was in charge of a major redesign and renovati...
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