Ancaster, ON Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of an Ancaster home architect to transform human needs and desires into visual concepts and habitable structures. When you hire an architectural designer, you are not only hiring someone for their architectural services, but also to manage and coordinate other parties involved in the project. As you search through Ancaster, ON interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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We believe that great clients are integral to the design process, so we seek them out as we seek to create... Read More
WANDA ELY ARCHITECT INC. is a Toronto-based architecture design practice, specializing in contemporary, inspired,... Read More
Affecting Spaces is a boutique design firm that specializes in providing you with the best in exclusive and... Read More
  • 42 miles from Ancaster
Post Architecture is a boutique architectural firm specializing in custom home design in downtown Toronto. We are... Read More
We are a custom residential design firm established in 2003. Our ability to listen to our client's wishes... Read More
Our firm provides full architectural design services for projects including new custom homes, residential... Read More
From its conception in 2010 by Josh Theriault, an architectural designer with over fifteen years of construction... Read More
Since 2009, SMPL Design Studio has been providing Unique, Affordable and Custom Architectural Services to its... Read More
Since 1972, Yorkville Design Centre has been an exclusive Downsview Kitchens dealer and leader in residential,... Read More
Whitefish Architecture provides modern sustainable building design in South Western Ontario. Our office is based... Read More
S R Architecture is a boutique architectural & planning firm founded in 2003 with offices located in the GTA. We... Read More
Robyn Huether Architect Inc. (RHA) is a Toronto-based architecture firm with 15+ years of experience, offering... Read More
Izen Architecture is a Toronto-based studio dedicated to architecture and design. The firm is devoted to the... Read More
Studio Z is a professional Architecture Firm specializing in renovations to older Toronto homes. We take delight... Read More
Jason Fung Architect Inc. is a boutique architectural design practice that serves the Southern Ontario and... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
BLDG Workshop
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"We can highly recommend BLDG Workshop with complete confidence. In contrast to the many bumps along the way of our renovation and addition, the design process was exciting and enjoyable. Nathan and his team of professionals were timely and efficient, good at communication, and willing to work with the trades we had hired; however, their best attribute is of course their smart, inspired design! Our favourite part of working with BLDG was the collaborating... they are the experts but they listened to our ideas and were excellent at incorporating our whims and wishes. We will definitely be contacting BLDG the next time we build!"
- adrianneb
Wanda Ely Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"My husband and I are currently working with Wanda to update the kitchen of our Toronto century home (my estimates below are projected therefore, rather than actual, as the work is not yet complete). Wanda took time to hear our needs and wants and has been expert at helping us to clarify what those actually are. We had been stalled in the decision making stage for years, and within a few short weeks of working with Wanda, she had helped us to come up with a design that we are very happy with. It works for our esthetic and our budget and solved the design riddles that had plagued us. I had seen some other projects that Wanda worked on and whilst I really admired them, I knew my husband and I would be making very different style choices from those clients. I have been most impressed with Wanda's ability to "get" and work with our eclectic and somewhat undefined tastes as well as our thrifty budget."
- marthawheaton
Affecting Spaces
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Affecting Spaces did wonders with my main floor renovation. Gillian's attention to detail and professionalism ensured I had a great experience. From concept drawings and plans to renovations and furniture selection, Gillian's quality of work is top notch. I would recommend Affecting spaces to anyone!"
- julesmolinaro
post Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"We worked with Gloria to re design and re construct a 3,400 square foot home in Riverdale. The results were spectacular in the true sense of the word and a credit to Gloria's innovative and cost sensitive design. We would recommend her highly."
- 13bowden
Structured Creations Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Darren and the team at Structured Creations were a dream to collaborate with. When we took our 100 year old home to the brick, Darren guided us through returning it to a neo Art Deco look. And long after the design phase was over, he kept in touch and helped us overcome any obstacles during construction. It was reassuring to have a calm and knowledgeable expert on our side who appreciated the importance of attention to detail on such an extensive renovation."
- mhainsworth
AJM Designs Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Jarret McNamee was consulted on a basement renovation we had started in 2014. Jarret was very knowledgeable, friendly and made some recommendations we appreciated in our decision making. We would certainly use Jarret on any future projects."
- madalex2
Fine Lines Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"It has been an honor to work with a architectural design firm of this caliber. Fine Lines Design are definitely experts in what they do and that's why I highly recommend this architectural firm to everyone. I have been professionally measuring their clients properties for them since 2012 and every project has been smooth. They are always accommodating when scheduling appointments, they have excellent communication in regards to responding right away to my emails and phone calls and they pay on time every single time! Don't bother looking anywhere else because Josh and his team are beyond talented and excellent to work with and I highly recommend them."
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SMPL Design Studio
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Joel was amazing to work with. He got right into my head and created a home that met and exceeded my expectations. He was very insightful right from the beginning, from home placement on the lot to making the home appealing and functional. Joel was a wealth of information and provided me with not only products to choose from but an endless list of quality tradesmen to help with the project. The house is going to be featured in Canadian Homes and Cottages in October 2012."
- beckdesigns
Yorkville Design Centre
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Last year we gutted our kitchen and installed a Downsview Kitchen from Yorkville Design. I have nothing but praise for the service and quality we received. Thomas Tampold and his team pre-visualized a 3D mock up on the computer so we were able to "walk through" our future kitchen. They helped us with lighting and appliance selection, and all the other small details. Carefully measured, and working within our budget, they delivered a fully completed kitchen of world class quality and finish. We were so pleased with the final results that we are hiring them to design and install another kitchen at our cottage. Simply put - they're the best in Toronto."
- chriswallace2001
Whitefish Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Ancaster, ON
"Our initial meetings with Graham were productive. He worked with our original sketches and produced a quick working budget for us. He was well versed with the regions bylaws and compliance issues and had an extensive understanding of heritage properties. Changes in financial circumstance have put a hold on our project but we know others who have since had excellent experiences with Graham and who too recommend him for large and small scale renovations. Graham Whiting is a brilliant addition to the Region of Waterloo brain trust."
- scribblers
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How do I find the best Ancaster architect for my home design project?

It is best to hire a home architect who will be involved in all phases of the design process, from the initial concept to the completed construction. The architect is often the first person you will hire for your project. If necessary, they might also help you select and hire Ontario subcontractors, which can include the builders, engineers and landscaper. Interior architects are also involved in negotiating contracts for all involved participants. It is for these reasons that it is extremely important for you to have a good relationship with the Ancaster residential architect you hire. He or she can be the tie-breaking vote between you and the general contractor and can be your biggest advocate during the construction process. Different architecture firms in Ancaster, ON provide different services, so the scope of the work can span from pre-design environmental impact studies to selecting furniture and finishes, depending on what your specific needs are.

What sort of process can I expect from a residential architect?

As far as the process goes, the architecture firm or individual that you choose will start with concept drawings and finish with construction drawings and documents. Some firms even design with 3D renderings and videos, but that should not be assumed. There should be plenty of meetings between you and your building designer until you have agreed upon a design that you are completely happy with. Always keep in mind that the designer will have building codes to follow, and likely pre-existing design limitations when dealing with a remodel, so while they might not be able to execute your exact ideas they always have your safety and aesthetics in mind. One of the most important duties of a residential architect is to serve as managers and supervise most aspects of construction, as well as facilitate communication between all other contractors, so you can expect them to be present throughout the entire building process to ensure everything is executed as planned.

It is very important to hire the right professional for the job. Remember that the most well-known or established designer might not provide the best architectural services for your needs. It all comes down to the individual project. Research and ask people whose work you like for recommendations. It's important to have somewhat of an idea of the style of house architecture that you prefer, as well as the amount you would like to spend. Residential architects in Ancaster, ON are natural problem solvers. They will assess the entire situation and help you to solve your problems too. Don't settle for a single company too early. Call and interview a few. Make sure that you feel like your personalities will mesh well and that you like their professional perspective.

Questions to ask prospective Ancaster interior architects:

  • What is your fee structure?
  • What does the cost include?
  • Do you have professional liability insurance?
  • Can you handle my special requests (ADA, LEED etc.)?
  • What types of renderings (3D, video, illustrative) will you produce?
  • What is your experience with similar projects?
  • When do you expect to start and be finished with the project?
  • What do your services include? (It's best that the services are until construction is completed.)
  • What happens when the cost exceeds the budget?
  • Can you provide me with references?
  • Would you say your work has a defining style? (This is important in case the architect's personal style will interfere with your vision.)
  • Will you help with hiring a general contractor and subcontractors?
  • What do you estimate the cost will be?
  • What will I need to provide?
  • Are there any complications you foresee with this project?

Find a home architect in Ancaster, ON on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Ancaster architects. You may also look through photos of Ontario projects to find interior architects and building designers who have worked on a project similar to yours. You can find more architects & building designers in Lynden, Jerseyville, Wellandport, Carlisle and Rockton.

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