York, 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 York 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 York, ON interior architects and designers, keep in mind the following tips to help you choose the perfect one: More
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Affecting Spaces is a boutique design firm that specializes in providing you with the best in exclusive and... Read More
  • 4 miles from York, 4 projects in York
Toronto’s Award Winning Design Studio.
Jennifer brings over 30 years of experience and specializes in high-end luxury homes. Jennifer has created some...
Izen Architecture is a Toronto-based studio dedicated to architecture and design. The firm is devoted to the... Read More
  • Click to Call(647) 680-8896
  • 4 miles from York, 1 project in York
Toronto's High End Architectural & Design Firm- Best of Houzz 14'-18'
MEMAR Architects Inc., is a south Ontario based architectural firm, with over 12 years of experience in design,...
IRONSIDE ARCHITECT was formed in 1992. Projects have included custom homes on both rural and urban sites,... Read More
  • Click to Call(416) 761-9691
  • 1 mile from York, 1 project in York
Toronto's Premier Architectural Design Studio | Best of Houzz 2018!
At Van Ziffle Architects, we value community, culture, and human expression and see the architectural process as...
Hyphen Studio is an OAA registered Architectural Practice known by its unique way of design and problem solving.... Read More
  • Click to Call(647) 869-9356
  • 7 miles from York, 1 project in York
Toronto's Elite Architectural Design Studio - Best of Houzz 2018!
As one of the premier residential architect firms in the city of Toronto and the surrounding GTA, Lorne Rose...
Fausto Cortese Architect was established in 2014, with the vision of creating architecture that transcends time,... Read More
  • Click to Call(416) 806-7000
  • 11 miles from York, 1 project in York
Toronto Interior Design & Architecture - Best of Houzz Winner!
Yorkville Design Centre develops and creates outstanding design for your unique renovation based on building a...
We believe that great clients are integral to the design process, so we seek them out as we seek to create... Read More
Toronto Area Architecture Firm for High End Custom Homes
1Riser Designs opened its doors in 2003 with over a decade of experience in Custom Home Design, Project...
Toronto's Leading Boutique Architectural Design Studio
Our firm provides a range of services from conceptualizing, planning and developing designs for the construction...
WANDA ELY ARCHITECT INC. is a Toronto-based architecture design practice, specializing in contemporary, inspired,... Read More
Distinguished Toronto Architectural Design Firm - Best of Houzz
Ph.D. DESIGN is a full-service, design-oriented firm committed to creating distinctive residences by bridging...
The GTA's Premier Custom Home Designer - Best of Houzz 2015-2017
A prolific designer with incredible vision and design expertise. Creating timeless, elegant and visually stunning...
Toronto-based Lindy Architect is specialized in residential architecture. We offer a full range of architectural... Read More
  • Click to Call(647) 699-2741
  • 5 miles from York, 1 project in York
Toronto Renowned Custom Home Architect Best of Houzz 2014 - 2018
Our strength lies in our superior client service, our level of professional experience & our ability to deliver...
Toronto's Top Rated Designer for Modern Living
We are influenced by a broad array of interests that inform our work. Above all, we believe that great clients...
Post Architecture is a boutique architectural firm specializing in custom home design in downtown Toronto. We are... Read More
Toronto Area's Most Experienced & Recognized Architectural Firm
Recognized as an outstanding designer and architectural firm, Alva Roy Architects consistently pushes the...
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Whether you have a big idea or need some direction, Drawing Room Architect is driven to design beautiful homes....
From its conception in 2010 by Josh Theriault, an architectural designer with over fifteen years of construction... Read More
Toronto Area Modern Architect For New Home Designs Best of Houzz 2016
Nova Tayona Architects is a full service Architectural Design Firm specializing in Modern Architecture. Our goal...
Founded in 1999 by Architectural Technologist Philippe Lamadeleine, Custom CADD Inc. has provided design services... Read More
Toronto's Exceptional Residential Architect
Makow Associates Architect was established in 1984 and is comprised of a team of talented architects and...
Since 1972, Yorkville Design Centre has been an exclusive Downsview Kitchens dealer and leader in residential,... Read More
Greater Toronto Area Custom Home Designers Best of Houzz 2013-2016!
Our goal is to work closely with our clients, developing their ideas to achieve the ultimate product...their...
Robyn Huether Architect Inc. (RHA) is a Toronto-based architecture firm with 15+ years of experience, offering... Read More
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Wayback is a full service architecture & design studio located in Toronto. Our practice is built on 15 years of...
Studio Z is a professional Architecture Firm specializing in renovations to older Toronto homes. We take delight... Read More
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Southern Ontario’s Integrated Design and Construction Firm
Our transparent process and app puts you at the centre of the architectural design and build process by providing...
Jason Fung Architect Inc. is a boutique architectural design practice that serves the Southern Ontario and... Read More
Toronto's Finest Architects & Interior Designers
Studio Z is a professional Architecture Firm specializing in renovations to older homes. We take delight in...
Featured Reviews for Architects and Building Designers in York, ON
Affecting Spaces
Architects and Building Designers in York, 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
Izen Architecture Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in York, 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
Ironside Architect
Architects and Building Designers in York, ON
"I am delighted to write a review regarding Neil Ironside, having built two of his designs (see New City House in photos--I was owner and builder). We worked together for a bit more than a year and a half through the design, Committee of Adjustment application/hearing, permit application and construction. It was a very enjoyable and rewarding experience. Neil is immensely creative and could be relied on to come up with a choice of solutions to any problems that arose during the design stage and construction. He is a consummate professional in terms of attitude, reliability and cost management. We are currently working on the initial design of a new project in Toronto--a complete gut/renovation with addition to an existing single family home. There are some unique and interesting aspects that I am very much looking forward to building. I can recommend Neil Ironside without reservation."
- murraykc
Hyphen Studio
Architects and Building Designers in York, ON
"Mehdy was very knowledgeable and I had great fun working with him. We worked hard together to come up with the best solution for the client."
- Njegos Bijelic
Fausto Cortese Architects
Architects and Building Designers in York, ON
"We have found our experience dealing with Fausto and his team very enjoyable. They listen to your ideas and offer up suggestions. We feel like we are part of the due process."
- Gino DiNardo
BLDG Workshop
Architects and Building Designers in York, 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 York, 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
Lindy Architect
Architects and Building Designers in York, ON
"We engaged Lindy Consulting to provide some plans to renovate the 3rd floor of our house which was an unused portion of our house which contained two bedrooms and which we were using as additional storage space. Our plan was to move our master bedroom to this space and add a full washroom. We met with Steven and Annette to discuss our ideas and how we envisaged the space and our estimated budget. They came back to us the following week with some preliminary sketches that impressed us. We then gave them the mandate to prepare full drawings and once approved by us, they managed the project from completing the drawings, getting them approved, and seeing the project through to completion. We were quite hands-on in the decision making but they truly took ownership of the project and had our best interests in mind throughout. Although we ended up spending more than we budgeted (which was as a result of our decision to upgrade bathroom appliances, flooring etc.), we are really pleased with the final result."
- marcbissell
post Architecture
Architects and Building Designers in York, 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
Fine Lines Design Inc.
Architects and Building Designers in York, 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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How do I find the best York 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 York 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 York, 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 York, 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 York 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 York, ON on Houzz. Narrow your search in the Professionals section of the website to York 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 Ottawa, London, Vaughan, Milton and Thornhill.

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