Our expertise in regulations and the approval process ensure a thorough and competitive site analysis. We analyze options for your site and advise on development potential based on existing zoning regulations and possible minor variance / rezoning requests. Our creative problem solving through architectural design meets the challenges of site development and the needs of clients. We have unique expertise in 'missing middle' typologies as well as small apartment and multi-unit residential buildings within existing urban neighbourhoods.
We offer high quality, innovative design; a marriage of your requirements and your vision. Designs are based on your ideas, your needs, and your preferences. 3D modelling is used throughout design development. Careful consideration is given to site conditions, community context, and zoning regulations. Buildings are designed to maximize development potential, while fitting elegantly into their street context, and making a bold architectural statement. Interiors are designed to be bright, to feel spacious, to be practical, and to delight. In addition to the basic 3D rendering provided as part of our design and approvals services, we also provide 3D renderings that can be used for marketing purposes.
We have years of expertise in zoning bylaws, Ottawa’s Official Plan, and the community consultation processes to ensure success. We use cost effective 3D modelling which is highly effective in illustrating the impact of proposed developments in their immediate context, and to win approvals. We cover all aspects of the approval process including severance, minor variance, site plan approval, re-zoning, heritage approval, and the Urban Design Review Panel.
Once designs are finalized, detailed and precise construction documents are prepared for building permit submission and construction of the project. During construction, general review services are provided, including site visits with written reports, shop drawing review, and issuance of supplemental details and instructions.