1. the fusion of art and architecture
2. the profession of designing unique and personalized, sustainable, energy efficient homes with regard to aesthetic effect
3. the action or process of designing, building or constructing
artKtecture is a residential design studio based in Edmonton and operating throughout Alberta (and beyond) with an emphasis on unique, sustainable, energy efficient home plans.
"Wow, that was fast!"
"It is creative...
there is a wow
factor for sure."
I've been designing homes since I was a kid, brick by Lego brick. I even have a Lego model of Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater on my desk for a bit of inspiration! Since graduating with a diploma in Architectural Technology (Hons) from SAIT in 1997, I've designed close to 1000 homes and enjoy being creative every day.
I've worked on projects ranging from tiny ice fishing huts to cozy mountain cabins to expansive estate homes and unique home lottery grand prizes. New construction, renovations, single or multi-family, wheelchair accessible, net-zero, acreages, infills, garden suites, tiny homes on wheels, or floating homes - however, or wherever you want to live, I can help you design your perfect home.
If you prefer something out of the ordinary I've designed over a dozen homes with natural building methods using straw bales, cob or cordwood masonry. I've created designs with whimsical elements such as fire-poles or three storey slides. I'm still looking for a client that wants a treehouse - if that's you then let's make it a reality!!! Whatever your needs or desires, I listen to you.
Not sure where to start?
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Our premier service follows a 4 stage process.
Stage 1 : Design & Options Review
The initial consultation consists of two meetings and comes with a personalized artKtecture Blueprint for Design report. This review includes:
a discussion about budget, building codes, and construction methods
a detailed design brief outlining your needs and wants
research relevant to your project on zoning, site, and architectural requirements
a collection of inspirational photos from your Houzz or Pinterest accounts
for detailed information click the link at the bottom of the screen
Stage 2 : Design Development
The design development stage is the fun and exciting time where we collaborate and unleash our combined imagination and creativity to design a home based on your Blueprint for Design.
We communicate your design to you by providing virtually unlimited:
artistic and photo-realistic 3D renderings
fly-by and walk-through videos
virtual reality tours
Experience your home using our virtual reality technology
and gain a full understanding of your home.
Stage 3 : Construction Drawing Package
The construction drawing stage develops a complete set of architectural drawings and building specifications that includes:
PDF file - so you can print as many copies as you need or email them to your trades and suppliers.
BIMx hypermodel - a digital, interactive set of construction drawings that you can view on most Apple or Android devices using a free app. This includes a navigable 3D model with links to your construction drawings and details. Click the link for more information on the amazing capabilities of your BIMx file.
Stage 4 : Post Building Permit Service
Our services don’t end when you receive your building permit and start construction. We’re available throughout your build to answer questions or revise the drawings due to change orders. We can even perform a site inspection (if requested) to make sure construction is proceeding as per the plans and specifications.
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based in Edmonton, we design for almost any location
new builds, renovations, additions, infills
email us or phone 780-893-9105