Nicholas Jay Architect

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Residential Architecture

Nicholas Jay Architect designs residential architecture in Toronto and the GTA. We bring over 15 years of professional experience to every project.

We are experienced with new houses, additions, and major renovations in a variety of architectural styles commonly found in Ontario.

Accessory structures may also be provided for decks, patios, pool cabanas, and garages. Cottages and seasonal residences offer unique opportunities.

Receive a Zoning Certificate and Building Permit in three steps:


Step 1: Schematic Design

New house in the modern style with a multi-tier horizontal roof line. Materials include grey tone brick and stone, accented by stained wood paneling and large windows.
Example: 3D Perspective Drawing
New House in the Modern Style
North York, Toronto

Schematic Design reveals your project's potential. Visualize the building with a 3D perspective drawing. Understand the site plan and flow of the floor plans. Realize alignments and heights with building elevations and sections. Assess the roof plan for slopes and rainwater drainage. Choose to have your design-build contractor takeover from here, or continue with Step 2.

Step 2: Design Development

New house in the modern style with a multi-tier horizontal roof line. Materials include grey tone brick and stone, accented by stained wood paneling and large windows.
Example: 3D Color Rendering
New House in the Modern Style
North York, Toronto

Design Development refines the schematic design with custom selected finishes, fixtures, and features. Visualize the building's curb appeal with a realistic 3D rendering. Explore ceilings, soffits, and lighting. Integrate technology and receptacles in an electrical layout. Verify construction assemblies with wall sections. Get ready for a building permit by advancing to Step 3.

Step 3: Construction Documents

New house in the modern style with a multi-tier horizontal roof line. Materials include grey tone brick and stone, accented by stained wood paneling and large windows.
Example: 3D Realistic Rendering
New House in the Modern Style
North York, Toronto

Construction Documents resolve the technical details for compliance with Ontario Building Code. Coordinate with professional engineers for unique aspects of the project. Develop framing and foundation plans. Integrate mechanical and plumbing layouts. Finish accessory structures and grading of the site. Apply for a Building Permit and get ready for construction with your contractor.

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