• Bay Street House

    Lakeside home in Orillia, Ontario

  • Harcroft Road

    New home on Harcroft Road, Toronto

  • Harcroft Road

    New home on Harcroft Road, Toronto

  • Mississaga Lake Cottage

    New cottage on Mississaga Lake, Ontario.

  • River Side Drive

    Addition to Existing Home, Toronto.

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Great Design

We provide thoughtful, creative and comprehensive design solutions by working closely with our clients from project conception through each phase of the design & building process. With over 23 years of experience, we provide professional, personalized architectural services to effectively meet the varied needs of our clients.

Comprehensive

We have extensive regulatory experience with all Greater Toronto Area and numerous southern Ontario municipalities in connection with Zoning Review, Committee of Adjustment, Site Plan Agreement & Building Permit applications as well as Conservation Authority approvals and Ontario Municipal Board expert testimony.

Personal

We are a Toronto based architectural design & consulting firm which specializes in design solutions for discerning clients with exacting standards. With over 800 completed projects since the establishment of the firm, project recognition along with consistent client satisfaction, is testimony to the quality and innovation of our work.

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Services & Process

What We Do

Architectural services include:

  • Conceptual Design
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Applications to The Committee of Adjustment for Minor Variance & Consent
  • Rezoning Applications
  • Site Plan Agreement Applications
  • Urban Forestry Applications
  • Construction Drawings
  • Building Permit Applications
  • Construction Tendering
  • General Contractor & Project Management Selection
  • Site Review During Construction

Project types include:

  • New Construction
  • Renovations
  • Additions
  • Interior Alterations
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations

These services are available for all scales of Residential, Commercial, Hospitality & Institutional project types.

How We Do It

The architect’s services are a wise investment for the money, not an added cost to your project. Why? Because a well conceived project can be built more efficiently and economically. Architects plan your project with you. As your ideas evolve, changes can be made on paper – much less expensively than later on when construction is underway. Thorough drawings also make it easier for the contractor to accurately price and build your project.

Critical to the success of any project is the establishment of a realistic budget. For this reason, we often suggest the partnership with a qualified General Contractor early in the development of any project. This design/build kind of organization provides the best technical skills and always generates the best overall result. This form of collaboration also allows the client to remain a more integral part of the decision-making process throughout the life of the project.

We operate a highly automated practice with computer aided design and drafting programs. To ensure timely and accurate information transfer, we exchange and update drawings electronically with our consultants and production support providers. The integration of technology throughout the designl process allows more effective communication, more rapid and accurate documentation and the ability to compare alternative solutions and make prompt, cost effective design changes.

Project teams are assembled according to the requirements of the project and are composed of a complementary blend of knowledgable professionals. These professionals may include structural, mechanical or electrical engineering services or input from landscape or interior designers. The team assembled for your project will explore and evaluate every reasonable solution.

Testimonials

We were thoroughly impressed and thrilled with the work that Chris Montgomery did for us. We own a modest home in the east end and he gave us parameters within which to work and helped us to realize our dream renovation. We were particularly pleased with his attention to detail, his assistance in seeing our plans through the various departments at City Hall and his friendly, patient and extraordinarily professional approach. We would recommend him highly –  L. Beckwith, Home Owner

Chris Montgomery has the rare gift for getting along with all the people he collaborates with and always ads to the development of whatever topic is under discussion. – Erik Skøven, ADS Director, University of Copenhagen

Chris helped us with the renovation of our hundred year-old, 3-Storey, detached home in Roncesvalles. Chris provided the necessary guidance for our contractor and helped us mid-project change gears to find a solution to remove all the interior walls. What’s more, Chris took care of submitting all of our permits and they were approved in DAYS. Chris was also very helpful in providing good, practical advice on the implications of all the scope of work. Overall, Chris provided excellent advice, worked very well with our contractor, and was always responsive. We would definitely recommend his services and in fact have recommended him to our own friends and contacts. – K. Robb, Home Owner

His design proposal exceeded our expectations! Chris was available for consultation through-out the project and came to the rescue, without delay, more than once when, as with any complex project, inevitable construction issues were encountered that required his expertise. His design has achieved an incredibly delicate balance – a new build that has the look and feel of an established home whilst blending with the motif of the other homes on the street. Finally, Chris worked with us creatively on the cost of the architectural services in order to fit within our budget. We have referred his firm to many neighbours and friends. – G. Foster, Home Owner

We were very impressed by your knowledge and attention to detail.
C. Menezes, Home Owner

Chris was a clear winner from the very beginning. His passion and enthusiasm for architecture came through in every meeting we had. He was willing to give us as much time as we needed at each stage of the process. We are extremely happy with the end product. – L. Luong, Home Owner

The exercise in determining the work and need was a pleasant one and perfectly administered by yourself. Thank you for your professionalism in the manner. – P. Mavric, Home Owner

Chris is a true professional, goes the extra mile with clients, and is very good at what he does. I recommend Chris very highly to anyone looking for a great architect-designer. – K. Magyar, Home Owner

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