- Design of new buildings, alterations and additions
- Building Permit applications
- Zoning analysis and investment potential analysis
- Committee of Adjustment applications and representation
- Site Plan Approval applications
- Review and revisions to designs by third parties
- Project management
Getting ready for a Client – Designer meeting.
We believe that a sound working relationship is the first step to a successful outcome. Trust is built on respecting client and designer’s roles and open and honest communication.
A project begins with a preliminary meeting when we discuss our client’s goals, the time frame and budget as well as the character and cost of professional resources involved in the project. We recommend that prior to the meeting you:
- Decide what you want to achieve. Consider your lifestyle and functional needs. Make a list of must haves, nice to haves and don’ts. Be realistic and ready to modify your project scenario.
- Prior to the meeting, discuss the project with your family and partners. Are there differences of opinion that need to be worked out?
- Pull together the house and property documentation (survey, old blueprints (if any), other relevant documents).
- If you have any inspirational photos or drawings, have them handy to help the designer understand your style.
- Look carefully at your finances. Determine the budget for the project.
- Consider talking to your neighbours if you plan a large addition or substantial exterior modifications.
- Provide as much information as possible from the get-go. It will help the designer to determine the feasibility of your requirements, necessary approval process and will be a basis for the project cost estimate.