Architectural Design

Specializing in residential design, conceptual visualization and the permitting process.

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Welcome to David R Smith Design Inc.

David R Smith Design Inc. is a full service boutique firm located in downtown Toronto, with an exclusive focus and passion for residential design. 

"The uniqueness of every new project brings with it an opportunity to grow our design acumen and solve interesting problems."

David Smith _Principal and Lead Designer

Our Services

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A clear understanding of your needs and desires is combined with our holistic approach to the design process. One of our core objectives is to offer smart and pragmatic design solutions tailored to you.

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Modern architectural modeling software allows design proposals to be reviewed three dimensionally with an almost photo realistic level of detail. This greatly reduces the potential for misunderstandings and confusion during the design process.

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The uniqueness of each design and the success of the final construction is a product of our attention to and consideration of the details. It is important to understand and appreciate the interplay of each and their contribution to the success of the completed project.

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We provide every document needed and liaise on your behalf with all required consultants, municipal staff and regulatory agencies. We ensure that the process of taking your design through to issued building permit is seamless and efficient.

Inspired Design

Serving downtown Toronto for the past twelve years and specializing in residential additions and alterations, custom new homes, ancillary structures and accessory dwelling units.

We offer fixed fee proposals for residential projects of all sizes and complexities and work with a network of industry professionals. 

What Our Clients Say

"We first met David when were planning a 3rd floor addition to an old east end row house. David came highly recommended by several neighbours. He understands the "quirks" of old homes in this area extremely well and was a superb collaborator (and guide!) through the design and permitting process. We also engaged David to help us plan a more significant--basement underpinning and general gut--project in an equally old home. David has numerous strengths, but what really stood out to me was his flexibility, patience (with all our questions) and excellent project management. We have already recommended David to others and will continue to do so."
Anne M.
"I switched to using David after terminating an unsatisfactory engagement with another Architect. My experience with him was brilliant from the beginning. He is a great communicator and always responsive to client questions and concerns. He is a thoughtful Designer and, despite being so talented, remains open minded and will consider alternative suggestions without ego. The 3D-visualisations he prepares make it really easy to envisage what the end product will look like and this makes decision making easy. Bottom line - David really cares about his clients and getting to the right spot for them. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
Caroline R.
"We cannot recommend David highly enough. We found David after wasting several months with a different Architectural Designer and wasting a lot of time and money. In desperation we reached out to David who literally saved us, and our major renovation project. David walked us through the design process with patience and insight, showing a great deal of expertise in all aspects, and with patience as he indulged us in several exterior revisions. We really liked his efficient floorplans with no wasted space, and clean sightlines. David was fantastic in both our Committee of Adjustment hearing, and our Building Permit application dealing with all of the issues arising from the COVID shutdowns, on top of the usual process. He took on all the coordination with Engineers and HVAC designers, and the city for the applications processes, and made the process seem almost easy.
Vivian T. & James R

Let's get started.

Websites are always a great place to start, but nothing beats a good conversation! 

Feel free to give us a call or send us a quick email to discuss the details of your project.

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