Your home is an expression of your unique personal style. It’s also likely your greatest investment, one that dramatically affects your quality of life. That’s why it’s so important for your home’s design to suit your needs — both today and for years to come.

At Golden Bee Homes, our team is passionate about architecture and design. Our awareness of the latest trends combined with leading-edge, globally sourced building materials allows us to truly customize your project for you and your family.

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Our Architecture & Design-Build Services

You may be asking yourself if you should hire an architect or a design/build firm first as you embark on your renovation journey. This is a common question that many of our past clients have also asked themselves. As a design/build firm, we’re proud to be a one-stop shop home renovation solution, including all your architecture needs.

From concept to completion, we work closely with our large web of architects or architectural technologists to find the one that specializes in the areas you need. By being involved from the start of the project instead of brought in simply to bid on existing drawings, we can accelerate the process by recognizing building challenges early and remaining cost-conscious to not allow the design to exceed your budget.

Depending on the level of service you require, we can deliver:

  • Building design and space planning
  • Building analysis
  • Code compliance
  • Energy-efficiency assessments
  • Cost estimating and project feasibility
  • Site planning
  • Zoning and permit applications
  • Historic design preservation
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The Golden Process

Design Step 1

Our process starts with an on-site meeting with a designer to understand your goals, expectations, needs, and wants. From there, we’ll develop a design, select materials, and prepare a detailed budget.

Refine Step 2

After the initial design, you’ll have time to review and consider all aspects of the project and refine it until you’ve signed off on the final designs and decisions.

Build Step 3

Once all the logistics are in place, we’re ready to get to begin construction. We will keep you informed throughout the build, and we aren’t done until the final walk-through ensures you’re thrilled with the results.

The Architectural Design Process

Every construction or renovation project needs an experienced designer to initiate a plan. Here’s what our architectural design process entails:

  • Project inception: This is where the planning begins. We meet with you to learn about your project needs, goals, and ideas.
  • Schematic design: Following the initial consultation, we’ll help you conceptualize a design into construction drawings and schematics. These will become the blueprints for your project, a key step in making your dream home a reality.
  • Design development: Once you approve one of our designs, we discuss the scope and quality of the finished product in greater detail. Cost projections come into play, helping you determine what adjustments may be needed to make the project conform to your budget.

With the design process complete, construction can begin! Our team will expertly translate the design from paper to reality.


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Why Choose Golden Bee Homes?

Our team consists of committed, creative, and qualified design experts. We strive to make your home uniquely yours with uncompromising customizations. Here are some of the things you can expect when working with Golden Bee Homes

  • Reduced carbon footprint and a home built with energy efficiency in mind
  • High-tech solar panels and geothermal power
  • A more comfortable home
  • Lower utility bills
  • Donations to Habitat for Humanity
  • Industry knowledge and expertise
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Quality materials and service
  • Timely communication
  • Award-winning designs
  • Superior customer service
  • Complete transparency
  • Professionalism and organization
  • Meticulous attention to detail

Frequently Asked Questions About Architectural Design

What does an architectural designer do?

An architectural designer’s overarching goal is to assist with the logistics of a design/build project. These professionals bridge the gap between a conceptual design on paper and a physically constructed or renovated home.

What are the 10 elements of architectural design?

While architectural design elements are reviewed independently, they’re inherently linked, contributing to one another’s influence on the overall design. These include:

  1. Line
  2. Color
  3. Shape
  4. Space
  5. Texture
  6. Scale
  7. Mass
  8. Balance
  9. Harmony
  10. Materials

What are three popular styles of architecture?

There are dozens of architectural styles. Three of the most recognizable include:

  • Contemporary architecture: This blanket term comprises a range of present-day building styles. They often appear radically different from one another, but they share certain characteristics, such as clean lines, open floor plans, synthetic materials, and large windows. This could be French contemporary, ultra-modern, or several other modern styles.
  • Victorian architecture: Homes in this style are marked by extravagant ornamental details. You can spot a Victorian home from the exterior by its steeply pitched roof, ornate gables, geometric windows, and brick façades.
  • Craftsman architecture: This style is characterized by handcrafted designs and natural materials, including stone, brick, wood, and metal. The architecture is symmetrical and low to the ground, with low-pitched roofs, divided-lite windows, and wide overhangs supported by prominent columns.

Request Architecture Services in Toronto, ON

As a fully licensed, registered, and insured design/build firm in Toronto, Golden Bee Homes is ready to bring your dream home to life. The wealth of experience we bring to your project allows us to provide invaluable advice, whether you’re pursuing a kitchen renovation, home office addition, or custom home construction.

We stake our reputation on every project we complete, so you can expect the highest level of commitment and meticulous attention to detail.

If you’re ready to work with dynamic and innovative architects on your home renovation project, request a free consultation with Golden Bee Homes today.

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We contracted Golden Bee Homes to do a basement renovation which included installing a new bathroom. Site supervisor Pars did an excellent job of coordinating the many sub-contractors to ensure that the project kept on schedule. As a result, our renovation project was completed on schedule which is something you don’t hear very often with home renovations. The sub-contractors showed up when expected and completed their work in a professional manner. We were very happy with the completed basement renovation, the quality of work and the attention to detail. We would definitely recommend Golden Bee Homes for any home renovations you are considering.

Linda H. - 2021

Core Value Highlighted in this Experience: Knowledge & Expertise

Simply outstanding. We've had 5 separate contractors work on our antique Victorian home over the last 15 years, all engaged to implement modern, state-of-the-art, minimalist/contemporary design directions within our 1896 exterior. Without question --and by a large margin --Jack and his colleagues at Golden Bee remain the hands-down winners in every respect. We would be hard-pressed to put our admiration of and appreciation for Jack and Golden Bee into words: they delivered superlative work under or within spitting distance of our budget; there were no surprises on budget or timing; their communication is excellent; their trades are highest quality in performance.

Charles L. - 2020

Core Value Highlighted in this Experience: Passion

From the outset, and throughout the project, Golden Bee Homes staff were a pleasure to work with. Theyprovided a package for our condominium corporation containing all necessary documents required -corporation application form, electrical and plumbing company licenses, insurance details, etc. The contractors were experts in their trade, respected our property and a pleasure to have in our home, since we lived there throughout the renovation. The results were everything we hoped for. The highlight of the project was working with Pars, a true expert, whose professionalism, and attention to detail ensured that the result was beyond our expectations We would not hesitate to recommend Golden Bee Homes to anyone.

Pat M. - 2021

Core Value Highlighted in this Experience: Passion

We worked with Golden Bee Homes in 2017 on a massive whole home renovation. We are very satisfied with our beautifully renovated home. Like with all big renos there were some bumps along the way. Jack and his expert and growing team did their best to make us happy and in the end we are! Just recently I reached out, 3.5 yrs after completion, to ask about some cabinetry repairs that needed doing (alignment on drawers). I asked if I should be in touch with the custom installers or whether GBH would take care of it. Well, take care, they did! Within a day I heard back from them and within 1 week, the repairs were complete. This company stands behind their "product" and…

Sarah G. - 2021

Core Value Highlighted in this Experience: Honesty & Integrity

There are so many different moving pieces and considerations when deciding to take on the adventure of building a custom home. One of the biggest pieces is obviously who you choose to take on to execute your build. After interviewing numerous builders we decided to go with Golden Bee Homes. Now, as we have lived in our beautiful home for almost a year, we can say with the upmost confidence that we made the right decision. From the beginning Jack, Apo and Daron were honest, upfront, transparent and ethical when it came to the planning and execution for our project. No plan is completed without difficulties, workarounds, and compromises. However, even in the middle of a pandemic, there were very few issues that we…

Jennifer L. - 2021

Core Value Highlighted in this Experience: Honesty & Integrity
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