Whitefish Architecture
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Whitefish Architecture provides modern sustainable building design in South Western Ontario. Our office is based in Kitchener-Waterloo.

We are driven to do better, to reduce our impact on the planet, and provide you with space that is efficient, intelligent, and inspiring. We specialize in houses, low to mid rise multi-unit residential, and small to medium scale commercial projects such as retail, restaurants, facades and offices. We enjoy working with historic structures, and bring new function, light and life as well as vastly improved efficiency to many older homes and buildings. We can design to Passivhaus standard, or provide you with a healthy, incredibly efficient, budget conscious design to whatever level you desire. Areas of exploration and development include permaculture design, tiny homes, and accessory dwellings in urban areas.

Our clients want to create spaces which are modern, beautiful, functional, and economical, while reducing energy usage and improving work and life environments. We strive for candor and objectivity, using advanced design thinking to solve your problems. We don’t preach, we listen and collaborate to help your space realize its full potential. We also help you do more with less, and rather than chasing McMansions, we encourage efficiency throughout our design process even if it means smaller fees for smaller builds.

You can hire us for anything from minimal to full architectural services. You might want an exploration of opportunities, in the form of a feasibility study or sketch studies of a potential project. We also provide full traditional architectural services, involving schematic design, detailed design and specifications, permit and construction drawings, contractor selection, and contract administration and oversight. We will meet with you for free to discuss your needs, and provide a fee proposal which is tailored to your project, budget, and timelines.

Services Provided
Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Building Design, Custom Homes, Deck Design, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Home Additions, Home Extensions, Home Remodeling, House Plans, Kitchen Design, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Universal Design, Construction Drawings, Passive Solar Design, Building Science Consulting, Passive House Design, Site Planning, Permits and Approvals, Severance and Variance

Areas Served
Waterloo, Baden, Bridgeport, Cambridge, Elmira, Hawkesville, Kitchener, New Hamburg, Wallenstein, Durham, Simcoe, London, Brantford, Woodstock, Guelph, Kincardine, Goderich, Bayfield, Markdale, Walkerton, Owen Sound, Wasaga Beach, Beaver Valley, Creemore, Meaford, Midland, Port Dover, Hamilton, Dundas, Burlington, Grimsby, Milton, Halton Hills, Stratford, St. Thomas, Grand Bend, Arthur, Mount Forest, Orangeville, Erin, Caledon, Grey-Bruce, Huron, Hanover, Southhampton, Sauble Beach, Collingwood

Certifications and Awards
B. Arch, OAA
LEED AP
Passive House Certified Designer (pending, 2018)
Waterloo Architect - Specializing in Modern & Sustainable Design

Contact: Graham Whiting
Location: 40 King St. S. Unit 301
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1N8
Canada
License Number: OAA
Typical Job Costs: CAD $100,000 - 5,000,000
Custom residential construction cost averages $250-300 per square foot in Kitchener Waterloo and surrounding areas. This can be lower in rural areas, and higher depending on level of finish and complexity of design. Architectural fees range from 5-10% of construction cost depending on the scale and complexity of the project.
Commented: Who was the General Contractor for this project? We're doing similar. Hi, we generally keep that information private on behalf of our clients. For a complete gut renovation of a floor area, where we are re-insulating, wiring, plumbing and redoing layout and all finishe...
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Commented: Where did you get the bar pulls for the corner drawers? Hello Dave, The pulls were standard hardware (same as used elsewhere in the kitchen) but the contractor used a metal blade and cut the standoff posts on a 45 degree angle, being careful to leave some ...
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Commented: Coffee table The coffee table is the iconic Noguchi coffee table by Isamu Noguchi, it is currently available through Herman Miller Collection dealers. Our local supplier is Prestige Business Interiors of Waterloo,...
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Commented: Are the walls just painted behind the stove? Hi! Yes, in this case the client opted for a durable, scrub-able paint finish. If I remember correctly they wanted to try this, but were open to installing tile if it didn't work for long term durab...
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Commented: Curious what color / finish of Paperstone? Hello. The Paperstone colour is "Chocolate", and it is finished with the oil based sealer recommended by the manufacturer. This counter is now 7 years old, and the owners are very happy wi...
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Commented: Love the corner hardware The slides are conventional full extension slides, not custom. The drawers are custom fabricated.
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