Engaging an architect is the best investment you will make in your home. Whether you are starting from scratch or making changes to an existing building, you will benefit from the assistance of a design professional. Too often, when design is left to contractors or technicians, the results can be a disappointment and reduce both the quality and value of your property.
Gordon Stokoe Architect (GSA) has provided professional expertise in the design of homes, cottages, additions and renovations since 1998. The same careful attention extends to projects big or small. The practice distinguishes itself both in its approach to service and its approach to design.
At GSA we gear our service to the needs, resources and schedules of each client. Design discussions take place in your home, at your convenience (often in the evenings). Fee proposals clearly spell out the tasks to be performed and their expected outcomes. GSA is a sole proprietorship, so you deal with the same individual from preliminary discussions through development of the project, with clear communication and accountability.
GSA has no predetermined signature design style to impose on your project. The design direction comes out of our discussions. We help you draw on the design potential of your property. We help you work with the style and construction of the existing building. We help you maximize natural light in your home and enhance the relationship of internal and external spaces related to the site’s orientation and topography. We help develop the composition of elements, the relationship and scale of spaces, the types of materials to be used, and the details. We help to make the construction of your project current with codes, standards and new building technology. We help you to make your home energy-efficient and durable.
GSA's design approach favours quality over quantity and making a "home" over making a "house." We believe design solutions should be tailored to the way you will use the space, reflecting your priorities and your lifestyle.
GSA is registered under a Certificate of Practice with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and carries the required liability insurance. We participate in OAA-monitored continuing education programs.
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