Services

450 completed projects—and counting – this is a testament to the trust and confidence our clients have vested in us. This professional experience translates into huge value for our clients and the project. 

Regardless of the complexity of your project, we have 20 years of experience to conceive the ideal, fully integrated architectural design solution with emphasis on quality, time and cost. Our scope of services will be clearly defined in our proposal, to ensure that both you and our team are clear on responsibilities, commitment and deliverables. 

We believe that each project is unique, with its own opportunities and challenges and thus has its own solution. It is our job to navigate through these factors in order to deliver a successful project.

We offer a full range of services to assist you in realizing your goals seamlessly during your project.

ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

Altius is proud to offer you our array of core architectural services – feasibility studies, architectural programming and problem-solving, conceptual development, schematic and design development, construction documentation. These are some of the traditional architectural services that we undergo in order to create the highest caliber of design possible for your project within your target budget and schedule

Our fully licensed Architects and experts in building technologies will listen and work with you in order to translate your dream project into the best possible reality. 

LIASON WITH GOVERNMENT AUTHORITIES

One of the delicate stages in any architectural project is that at some point in the creative process, you will deal with the local authorities that have jurisdiction over your property and project. They are mandated to execute the bylaws that, if not diligently researched, may set your project back or worse, may render the project to be infeasible due to extensive restrictions.

Altius has been coordinating with different local agencies in many towns and regions (in Ontario) for more than two decades, and has the collective experience to anticipate their reactions to project applications based on historical encounters with said municipality or township. This vital piece of knowledge can be very beneficial to you because we can advise you ahead of time whether the ideas to the design and construction of your project will be challenged or not. This in turn, will influence the overall direction of the design but remain faithful to the desires you have in mind for the project.

MANAGEMENT OF ENGINEERING AND SUB-CONSULTANTS

One of the roles of Altius as your licensed Architect is to act as your primary consultant and technical manager. We spearhead the coordination of all engineering and sub-consultants such as structural engineers, mechanical engineers and specialty consultants in order to attain results that are well-integrated and seamless. This starts early on in the design process and continues on up to construction administration. We have partnerships with our preferred licensed and registered consultants, or we can work with certified consultants of your choice.

Our fully licensed Architects and experts will listen and work with you in order to translate your dream project into the best possible reality.

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

We can design your hard landscaping feature that complements the set of foliage selected by your licensed landscape architect. This ensures that the hard and soft elements of your exterior look are in harmony. Hard landscaping design includes driveways, patios, decks, swimming pools and outdoor kitchens and BBQ areas, plus whatever else you want to see for the perfect outdoor experience, however you may define it.

CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION

We take pride in our architectural design solutions. As a result, we are as passionate as you and want to see our vision transforms from paper to reality, through periodic site visits, shop drawing review, communication with contractors. We track the progress of construction in terms of schedule and adherence to design to protect your project.

INTERIOR DESIGN

While optional, our preference is to be able to extend our core architectural services and include interior design. This ensures that we continue to provide an integrated selection of plumbing fixtures, finishes, furnishings, colour, décor and accessories. Our registered interior designers have the expertise and proper training that will assist you in the meticulous process of finalizing your choices and ensure their cohesiveness as you venture from area to area, and one integrated interior space and is functional and beautiful.

CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

As an extra and totally optional service, our partner firm Altius CM can free you from the stress of construction process by taking over its management challenges by committing to the delivery of project based on approved construction drawing set and budget within an agreed time frame. Through the use of online tools, you will have access to construction developments via site photos, approvals, change orders and similar activities – all from your smartphone or computer.

Through the use of online tools, you will have access to construction developments via site photos, approvals, change orders and similar activities – all from your smartphone or computer.

PROJECT SPECIALTIES

Altius is known for contemporary design fused with nature as evidenced by some of our feature work. From custom urban homes, to waterfront vacation homes, and multi-unit projects, we have extensive experience creating healthy and happy homes of all sizes. We offer a broad range of commercial, industrial, and specialty services and will tailor these services to meet your project needs.

In 20 years of service, we have become specialists in a range of building types.

CUSTOM URBAN HOMES

Starting with a connection to the neighbourhood and surrounding topography, and working within the municipality’s design restrictions, we construct an initial schematic plan and 3D model. We’re happy to integrate your requirements, whether they be a great fireplace, sustainability options, or an amazing backyard, and layout your state-of-the-art bespoke house. Once the design is finished to your satisfaction, we move into construction phase. You’ll end up with a beautiful, modern, and sophisticated home that you can be proud of.

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WATERFRONT, VACATION HOMES, AND COTTAGES

We know you have carefully chosen your field, forest, or waterfront home site, and we start by orienting the main spaces to views and the beauty of the surrounding space. Outdoor amenity spaces such as pools, boathouses, or screen porches are carefully integrated into the design, so you can take advantage of being outdoors as much as possible. We build with natural materials and colours which complement the landscape, and generally work with you to make sure you and your family and friends have a beautiful and modern vacation home.

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In the country, our homes are all about connecting to the outdoors. 

Whether you need a show room, renderings, sales packages or simply help with the initial stages of your project, we have the experience to take you from start to finish. 

MULTI-UNIT RESIDENTIAL

We will help you understand the regulations governing your site, and help you understand local regulations. We will carefully design you a financially and aesthetically successful project, and then steer you through the municipal approvals process. Whether you need a show room, renderings, sales packages or simply help with the initial stages of your project, we have the experience to take you from start to finish.

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COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIALTY

If you have a specialty project which you need help with, we work on offices, churches, restaurants, medical clinics, art galleries, retail outlets, daycares, and factories. Whatever your needs are, the Altius integrated service model works to help you create the space you need for your business. We’re inspired by function. We have a considerable track record of making sure people love where they work. Here at Altius we understand that a well-design workspace improves productivity and employee job satisfaction—and makes your business stronger.

Please enquire to learn more about our specialty projects.

BUILDING SUSTAINABILITY OPTIONS

We offer a range of sustainability options, and are happy to help you chose the one that’s right for your project. Whether you are interested in improving energy efficiency, or adding solar panels, we offer a broad range of sustainability options.

In 20 years of service, we have become specialists in a range of building types.

PASSIVE HOUSE

Realize the incredible energy savings of a passive house certified home, multi-unit dwelling or commercial project with one of our team members. You could save up to 90% on energy bills, with appropriate windows, good insulation, and quality construction. We can increase your comfort with fine-tuned control over indoor air quality and temperature, and reduce your building’s annual carbon emissions to virtually zero.

LEED

Work with one of our LEED certified professionals to bring your project to a new level in terms of energy savings, greenhouse gas reduction, and reduction of landfill waste. LEED is a rating system for building green, with points for healthier indoor environment, daylighting, and other innovative methods to increase productivity and profitability in your business space. We can help you achieve a basic certification, or reach the higher levels: the potential is limitless.

We can increase your comfort with fine-tuned control over indoor air quality and temperature, and reduce your building’s annual carbon emissions to virtually zero.

We offer a range of sustainability options, and are happy to help you choose the one that’s right for your project.

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Take advantage of the benefits of energy efficiency with the way we design your space: lower your energy costs, cut emissions, improve operating performance, and increase your assets in line with your values. Build a higher quality home, with a better building shell, and energy-efficient upgrades and fixtures. In your space, save money with an energy performance that exceeds conventional standards.

DESIGN OPTIONS

Create your own sustainable building. We will bring your ideas together into one unified package, and will advise you on everything. If you like solar panels, great appliances, innovative fixtures and heating systems, and the highest quality indoor air and building shell systems —we can create the highest achievable system for you within your target budget. With years of experience in sustainable and beautiful design, we never forget that it all needs to come together in the perfect product. We will build it as you imagine it.