Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest, 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
  • 1 mile from Hillcrest
Founded in 1999 by Architectural Technologist Philippe Lamadeleine, Custom CADD Inc. has provided design services... Read More
Post Architecture is a boutique architectural firm specializing in custom home design in downtown Toronto. We are... 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
Izen Architecture is a Toronto-based studio dedicated to architecture and design. The firm is devoted to the... Read More
Jason Fung Architect Inc. is a boutique architectural design practice that serves the Southern Ontario and... Read More
Howard Heintzman and Maureen Sanborn specialize in the design of residential houses We attempt to combine... Read More
J.C Design Group is a design firm providing full architectural design services to the public and professionals in... Read More
Ph.D. DESIGN is a full-service, design-oriented firm committed to creating distinctive residences by bridging... Read More
Inspired by our environment, Madison Taylor is a leading edge, full service design firm offering user-driven... Read More
At Linda Mazur Design Group we offer a fresh approach to design with a focus on timeless style and optimal... Read More
Solares Architecture designs environmentally integrated homes™: low energy, passive solar homes that provide a... Read More
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, ON
BLDG Workshop
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest, 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
Custom CADD Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, 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
post Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, 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
AJM Designs Inc
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest, 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."
- Sketch It Up
Izen Architecture Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, ON
"Izen Architecture was possibly the best decision we made when we undertook a major renovation/addition to our home. Brenda's professionalism was unparalleled. Her ability to meet deadlines is fantastic, and her knowledge of her field and problem solving skills are huge assets. Her style is modern, but she is quite creative, meaning that her projects all look different and she is very good at listening and figuring out what her clients want. Her passion for architecture shines through her work and we couldn't be happier with the result. We are not interested in doing another renovation for a loooooong time/or ever, but if we were our FIRST call would be to Brenda at Izen Architecture."
- gabi mandowsky
Jason Fung Architect Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, ON
"Jason is a great architect, he helped us a lot to assess our property and gave us useful advice to improve our home floors and basement. Jason Fung was very helpful with creative ideas that adjusted well to our budget."
- Paco Morales
Heintzman Sanborn Architecture~Interior Design
Architects and Building Designers in Hillcrest, ON
"Heintzman Sanborn designed the new kitchen/dining room/family room addition for our house in Toronto. The knowledge and experience that Maureen Sanborn brought to the planning and design of the space was invaluable in creating the best use for the rooms, maximizing storage while creating the elegant, classic aesthetic we were hoping to achieve within our older home. Howard Heintzman's attention to detail in all aspects of the drawings ensured that our trades had a very clear picture of what was expected, and their site supervision was excellent. We were thrilled with the results and would highly recommend the firm."
- heathergross
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How do I find the best Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest 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 Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest, 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 Hillcrest 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?

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