Profile

ICON Architects is committed to unique design excellent communication. Maintaining intimate involvement with each project from concept design to construction, giving their clients the confidence to work through their large investment. This has enabled them to enhance their relationship with old and new clients.

ICON Architects will assist the client in preparation of the program and its requirements, or analyze the given program to appreciate the fundamental nature of the project. We don’t accept “dead ends” and we won’t be “stuck”. By understanding the structure of our design knowledge, we are well prepared to handle unforeseen problems of this sort. We don’t give up or accept a mediocre solution. We are capable of developing alternate strategies which provide different ways of seeing and solving the problem.

At ICON Architects, we not only have extensive design knowledge, but we also know how to implement, modify and express them. This has enabled us to add variety and depth to our body of work. We have been able to create a process of intelligent reflection, whereby we would observe a situation, reflect upon it, and make discoveries about it. These discoveries have been expanding our knowledge and have become the seed for our future projects.

ICON brings to all its projects the same rigorous approach which places importance on the way buildings work, the way they are made, and the public spaces they generate. Each design is individual, responding to the needs and desires of each client and their unique location.

 

With the start of the schematic design, all the relationships of the different spaces with their respective size requirements will be considered, and examined with other components of the building, such as structural, mechanical and electrical preferences. At this stage of the project, we will explore all the potential design solutions to achieve the best possible fit, which will be presented to the client for their review and comments.

We appreciate client’s preferences and needs, and would like to be able to recognize our client as part of the design team. ICON Architects will provide sketches, 3D images of both the interior and exterior of the building, and build study models to assist the client, and all the stakeholders in understanding the project. We view each project as a collaborative venture with our clients, consultants and the community. This integrated team approach has resulted in many new projects from satisfied repeated clients.

Meet the team

Each of the founding partners of ICON Architects has extensive experience in the design and construction of buildings in Canada. Their current staff is comprised of a dedicated team of registered architects, intern architects, technologists and administration staff, all of whom have proprietary interest in servicing their clients.