Christopher Simmonds Architect Inc. is pleased to work with you in a way that suits the needs of your project by offering a number of services.
We provide full architectural design services for:
- Single Family Homes
- Major Renovations
- Multi-Unit Residential Projects
- Commercial and Public Buildings
We are committed to designing buildings with environmental sustainability as a priority. We have staff members who are LEED and Passive House Certified, and who are at the leading edge of knowledge on products and technologies to provide buildings with these standards and considerations:
- Passive House
- Renewable energy
- Carbon Neutral
- Healthy indoor air quality
- Net Zero
- Environmental sensitivities and low VOC materials
- Low embodied energy
- LEED Certified
- Water preservation
- Living Building Challenge
We can do a Feasibility Study that determines the suitability of the site for the project in question. This may involve; site evaluation and analysis (looking at the constraints and opportunities), including building code and zoning regulation review to ensure the project would be in compliance; space programming outlining the desired interior and exterior spaces and their uses; and creating a conceptual design of the site and building based on the programming.
Working with us takes the pressure off you. We review and coordinate any approvals required by Regulatory Authorities (Municipal, Conservation Authority, etc.)
All projects typically involve a number of professional consultants and engineers. We identify and coordinate these services throughout the project.
- Commercial: Commercial Fit-ups
- Residential: The interior design component is typically part of our overall services, as our approach to design considers the interior and exterior architecture as a whole.
We believe strongly in connecting the building with the environment. Our firm is pleased to provide landscape design services to ensure each building and site work together as an integrated whole. A key feature of our custom home designs is the integration of the interior and exterior living spaces.
Our full services structure includes the management of projects through the construction phase. We review the construction as appropriate to the stage of work of the project and follow up as necessary with the builder, review shop drawings, issue clarifications when required, administer the construction contract, and certify payments and completion.