Barrie, ON Architects and Building Designers

Is the scope of your home design project beyond simply replacing countertops or flooring? It’s the responsibility of a Barrie 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 Barrie, ON interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Inspired by our environment, Madison Taylor is a leading edge, full service design firm offering user-driven... Read More
Collingwood Custom Home & Cottage Architect and Designer
Our mission is to develop your architectural dreams within the context of your property, lifestyle, & budget. We...
Modern & Contemporary Architecture LM Building design is an avant-garde firm based in Barrie offering full... Read More
Canada’s Most Experienced Passive House Architectural Design Firm
Committed to creating beautiful homes that are built to live in with ease and comfort. We embrace both classic...
Founded in 1999 by Architectural Technologist Philippe Lamadeleine, Custom CADD Inc. has provided design services... Read More
Simcoe County's Trusted & Innovative Architects
Sketch Design Build Inc., based out of Barrie Ontario, has a specialized team of consultants and contractors that...
We believe that great clients are integral to the design process, so we seek them out as we seek to create... Read More
  • Click to Call(416) 877-4741
  • 48 miles from Barrie, 3 projects in Barrie
Bird Architecture & Design is a small architectural design firm located in Innisfil specializing in residential... Read More
  • Click to Call(705) 794-9697
  • 7 miles from Barrie, 3 projects in Barrie
J.C Design Group is a design firm providing full architectural design services to the public and professionals in... Read More
  • Click to Call(647) 795-0485
  • 50 miles from Barrie, 3 projects in Barrie
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An Architectural Design Firm specializing in Site Specific Design using Energy Efficient and Universal Design... Read More
  • Click to Call(705) 689-9491
  • 33 miles from Barrie, 2 projects in Barrie
Wayback is a full service architecture and design studio located in Toronto, Canada and licensed by the Ontario... Read More
  • Click to Call(647) 932-2258
  • 48 miles from Barrie, 1 project in Barrie
WANDA ELY ARCHITECT INC. is a Toronto-based architecture design practice, specializing in contemporary, inspired,... Read More
Post Architecture is a boutique architectural firm specializing in custom home design in downtown Toronto. We are... Read More
Affecting Spaces is a boutique design firm that specializes in providing you with the best in exclusive and... Read More
  • 48 miles from Barrie
Ph.D. DESIGN is a full-service, design-oriented firm committed to creating distinctive residences by bridging... Read More
Royal Building Products is a leading manufacturer of building materials for both the new construction and... Read More
When you apply for a building permit, clear and accurate drawings not only communicate the project more... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
Madison Taylor
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"Working in the business as a General Contractor it is great to offer my clients a Designer who has great passion. Madison brings her expertise to the table with new and exciting ideas. When my clients require design consolation I call Madison."
- SCH Home Improvements
LM Building Design
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"Working with Luis was truly a rewarding experience. He listened to us, what we were looking for, asked pertinent questions, offered suggestions and came up with some great solutions-and provided a design unique to us. Luis exceeded all time frame expectations, gave us options to consider and with his professional expertise he helped us to create our dream home. Luis is a very dedicated and conscientious individual who is personable and a pleasure to work with. The whole design process went very smoothly. We would recommend Luis to anyone looking for innovative building design. Joan and Bob Hill"
- bobandjoanhill
Custom CADD Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"July 2016 Our house is now several years complete. As I walk thorugh the house, I'm grateful that Phil was able to work with us. It's amazing how the little touches that he suggested throughout the house enhances our living experience. Instead of using the main hallway, the kids love the passage way to each other's bedrooms. The kitchen you designed for us is practical, spacious, and loved! Really looking forward to working with you again on another project. If you are looking for someone who will put your vision on paper, I HIHGLY recommend Phil and his team. Update January 26,2013 We are now about 5-6 months into the actual construction. It has been interesting to see Phil's design take shape. We have made very few adjustments to the actual design. In our numerous discussions of how to place the house, Phil has done a great job. We will have incredible amounts of sunlight flowing through the main living areas of the house during the day-ESPECIALLY during the winter months. At night, the bedrooms will be nicely sheltered by the winds that at times blow very briskly across the property. Great Job! These are the fine details that Phil was able to capture for us, which we didn't even think about. I know that Phil had told us about the ceiling details during the design stage and for a non artistic person it was difficult for me to envision. Having seen it framed and how it fits with the arches through the hallway, and how at the end of the hallway, it is framed by a window that offers an incredible view, I have to say- I am truly impressed by Phil's attention to details. Thnx Phil! We worked with Phil recently. Phil was able to effectively listen to our needs/wishes and put our ideas into a design that we are very happy with. In terms of time, Phil and Matt were readily available for help and advice, often outside of "normal" work hours. They were willing to help in providing us with information about other trades that will help us achieve our goals. We have also shown the design to several builders for planning and logistics purposes and the general feedback has been that the design is coherent and well thought out. We will certainly call on Phil and Mat to do future work. It was a fabulous work relationship and I would highly recommend them to my friends and family. Thanks Guys! Note: If I could give a 4.8 on Houzz, I would certainly do so but unfortunately, I can only give 4 or 5 stars. They are not perfect, but pretty darn close."
- pt888
BLDG Workshop
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, 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
Bird Architecture & Design
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"I have worked on a few projects with Cassie at Bird Architecture. She is great to work with and creative to finding different ways to overcome design challenges on the projects we've done. She is always there to the end to make sure the project gets completed."
- Alkat Contracting
J.C. Design Group Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"In a deadline driven business, I'm sometimes required to seek the assistance of other professionals; Jonathan proved to be just that. His services were used on multiple residential design projects, specifically, detached single family dwellings. During our working relationship, Jonathan was diligent when it came to ensuring his client was satisfied. He never hesitated to take time for conversations and/or meetings; furthermore, his progress at each stage of design was accurate and delivered promptly. Jonathan has continued to keep in touch and send regards. He remains a valuable contact for future projects. D. Noble Design & Project Manager Bradley Homes"
- dnoble2015
Bailey Designs
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"Bailey Designs did an excellent job on building my new home. From start to finish which took about 2.5 years to build the beautiful 6000 sq ft custom home, Bailey Designs was a pleasure to work with, very attentive and great on details. I'm very very satisfied with their service and would highly recommend them to anyone."
- marchan1
K.McKechnie Architectural Design
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"Kristi McKechnie worked with us to rebuild our small cottage (900 sq ft). We wanted to maintain a "cottage feel" and were restricted to working within a limited footprint. We wanted our cottage to blend in and have a minimal impact on the environment. From the outset, Kristi made us feel welcomed and listened to our ideas. She was genuine and professional, providing us with a number of options and patiently responding to our questions. We met a number of times, always with her directly and often with other staff present. She understood what we were trying to accomplish and developed a plan that reflected our goals. Once we had determined the basic structure and orientation of the new cottage, Kristi met with the local town Building Department and arranged for the necessary permits, without requiring us to apply for variances. We were thrilled when the permit was issued. Our new cottage still maintains a cozy atmosphere, yet contains modern conveniences. The kitchen is open, very functional and extremely attractive. The bathroom, similarly is a showpiece!! The materials we selected for exterior cladding, window and doors, interior floors and walls etc. all blended together very nicely to create a clean, practical and pleasing effect. Our cottage is inviting and accessible, with a spacious hallway and wide doors. It is extremely efficient, using things like pocket doors where wall space was limited. We have windows generously placed throughout, providing us with spectacular views of our lake. There is a smooth traffic flow in the cottage, from one area to another. A nice feature for us was the mechanical room which also serves as a laundry room....a real plus. Two decks and a covered porch enhance extend the living space. We continue to receive many compliments on our cottage. A bonus for us when working with Kristi, is that we were also working with the builder. As such, our questions were answered quickly and from a contractor's perspective. Once we completed the design stage and the contractor started to build, Kristi maintained contact with us. She stayed with the project until completion, providing us with assistance and advice as needed. Our experience in working with Kristi has been very positive. She helped us turn our dream into reality and for that, we are extremely grateful. It is without reservation and with great enthusiasm that we recommend Kristi as an outstanding architect."
- jkuropatwa
Wayback Architects
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, ON
"We are extremely happy with our new kitchen design from Wayback Architects. They are easy to work with. They take into account all your needs and they adapt their designs to them. Steve personally made sure that our kitchen contractors understood their drawings and also included their input in the design. Thanks a lot for the impeccable work! Highly recommended."
- Pablo Kimos
Wanda Ely Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Barrie, 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
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How do I find the best Barrie 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 Barrie 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 Barrie, 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 Barrie, 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 Barrie 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 Barrie, ON on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to Barrie 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 New Lowell, Thornhill, Woodbridge, Kleinburg and Shanty Bay.
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