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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Whitefish Architecture
NOW OFFERING video call consults via WhatsApp or your platform of choice, worldwide. In person consults can be requested for land or real property evaluation within Southern Ontario. Whitefish Architecture provides modern ecological building design and integrated environmental site design in South Western Ontario and throughout North and Central America. 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 additional expertise include permaculture design, working with natural and experimental materials, tiny homes, accessory dwellings in urban areas, and sacred spaces. 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

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Barn Design & Construction, Building Design, Custom Home, Drafting, Energy-Efficient Homes, Floor Plans, Green Building, Guesthouse Design & Construction, Home Additions, Home Extensions, House Plans, Multigenerational Homes, New Home Construction, Passive Solar Heating & Cooling, Pool House Design & Construction, Space Planning, Sustainable Design, Tiny House Construction, Universal Design, Custom Homes, 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, Milton, Halton Hills, Stratford, St. Thomas, Grand Bend, Arthur, Mount Forest, Orangeville, Erin, Caledon, Grey-Bruce, Huron, Hanover, Sauble Beach, Collingwood, Perth County, Lanark County


B. Arch, OAA LEED AP Passive House Certified Designer (pending, 2019)