New Home Design & Drafting Services

From Single-Family Custom Designed Homes to Developer Spec Homes

Burnaby Custom Home drafting and design services

Professional Home Designers

Designing and building a new home can be a complex task that at times, can seem intimidating and a little overwhelming for the home owner.

Our background as long time Residential Designers and Architectural Technologists means we take much the same route as an Architect but at a more affordable price and a more direct approach.

Scale Not Important

Whether your looking to build beyond 10,000 square feet or less than a 1,000, we’re here for you. Looking to build as “green” as possible? We can do that. Looking for a Lead registered or passive home inspired design? We’re on it!
Adaptive Design - Custom Kelowna single family home
Adaptive Design - Custom Kelowna single family home

Scale Not Important

Whether your looking to build beyond 10,000 square feet or less than a 1,000, we’re here for you. Looking to build as “green” as possible? We can do that. Looking for a Lead registered or passive home inspired design? We’re on it!

Leverage The Power of Point Cloud Scanning

Cutting edge technology on tricky new home design projects

We’re proud top offer the latest cutting edge technology to our clients projects. Early in 2022 we introduced Point Cloud Scanning service, a great complement to our architectural services.

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New Home Design Stages & Process

New single-family home design projects

While the exact process of each new residential home design project is unique to the project, most projects typically follow this pattern:

  • 1. Free Consultation

    Lasting about an hour, each new home design project begins with a free consultation; giving everyone an opportunity to get familiarized with the site, project goals and each other.

  • 2. Prepare a Fee Proposal

    Armed with a better idea of the site and scope or work, we prepare a fee proposal containing all the important details of project delivery, including the deliverables, project timeline, fees schedule & a couple examples of similar projects.

  • 3. Define Your Program

    Once awarded the project, we ask that all new home design clients complete our Homeowner Programing Questionnaire. We’ll walk you through a series of questions designed to get you thinking about your needs and new home in a deeper fashion. This document becomes a roadmap for your project’s success.

  • 4. 3D Digital Site Creation

    Using Building Information Modeling, we use a topographical survey or Point Cloud Scanning to create a digital version of your site. On top of this model, we develop a virtual version of your new home and make site alterations to address neighboring homes, trees, slopes & views.

  • 5. Schematic Design

    Armed with a strong program and clear goals, we develop a series of schematic sketches & overlays showing the approximate layout and relationships between spaces. Out of this process will come several preliminary floor plan options and conceptual massing sketches which are then presented to you with several iterations.

  • 6. Design Development

    Coming from 10,000ft in the air to ground level, the schematic design iterations coalesce into one particular direction which we then fully explore to create a working digital model that we can then develop all the details to full fruition.

  • 7. Energy Consultant Audit

    Todays homes are nothing like the homes we grew up in. A complete home energy audit must be integrated into the design of your new home and we work with your Home Energy Consultant to get you the best insulation & home heating value we can.

  • 8. Structural Design

    While working through design development and the home energy audit, completion of structural design takes place. Working with a local Structural Engineer (or truss company) we coordinate the two consultants tempering their design against your needs and budget.

  • 9. Building Permit Submission

    With the design of your new home largely complete and all the required documents assembled, the permit submission can take place. We coordinate the other professionals involved such as your builder, Energy Consultant as well as your Structural &/or Geotechnical Engineers.

  • 10. Construction Drawings & Tendering

    Construction documents describe the micro details of the build and include many things not describe during the macro stage of building permit documents. While not required, this is where the information required for an accurate estimate and all the details of the build are derived.

Four Milestones To New Home Design Process

To the Adaptive Design process

New home design programming questionnaire

Define Your Program

Once awarded the project, we ask that all new home design clients complete our Homeowner Programing Questionnaire. We’ll walk you through a series of questions designed to get you thinking about your needs and new home in a deeper fashion. This document becomes a roadmap for your project’s success.

Schematic Design

Armed with a strong program and clear goals, we develop a series of schematic sketches & overlays showing the approximate layout and relationships between spaces. Out of this process will come several preliminary floor plan options and conceptual massing sketches which are then presented to you with several iterations.

Adaptive Design residential schematic design process
Adaptive Design residential schematic design process

Schematic Design

Armed with a strong program and clear goals, we develop a series of schematic sketches & overlays showing the approximate layout and relationships between spaces. Out of this process will come several preliminary floor plan options and conceptual massing sketches which are then presented to you with several iterations.

New home design development

Design Development

Coming from 10,000ft in the air to ground level, the schematic design iterations coalesce into one particular direction which we then fully explore to create a working digital model that we can then develop all the details to full fruition.

Building Permit & Construction Drawings

With the design of your new home largely complete and all the required documents assembled, the permit submission can take place. We coordinate the other professionals involved such as your builder, Energy Consultant as well as your Structural &/or Geotechnical Engineers.

Construction documents describe the micro details of the build and include many things not describe during the macro stage of building permit documents. While not required, this is where the information required for an accurate estimate and all the details of the build are derived.

Building Permit drawings and Construction details
Building Permit drawings and Construction details

Building Permit & Construction Drawings

With the design of your new home largely complete and all the required documents assembled, the permit submission can take place. We coordinate the other professionals involved such as your builder, Energy Consultant as well as your Structural &/or Geotechnical Engineers.

Construction documents describe the micro details of the build and include many things not describe during the macro stage of building permit documents. While not required, this is where the information required for an accurate estimate and all the details of the build are derived.

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New single-family home design projects

Whether you’re a developer planning for your next spec home build or a homeowner looking to design their forever home, you’ve come to the right place. From design, development, budgeting and construction management, we are here to assist you!

Here’s a couple examples of our new home design projects but if you have questions, we invite you to contact us.

Check Out Project Gallery

New single-family home design projects

Whether you’re a developer planning for your next spec home build or a homeowner looking to design their forever home, you’ve come to the right place. From design, development, budgeting and construction management, we are here to assist you!

Here’s a couple examples of our new home design projects but if you have questions, we invite you to contact us.