OUR CUSTOM HOME AND INTERIOR DESIGN SERVICES ARE FULLY INTEGRATED.
In addition to our expertise in custom home and interior design, we are well versed in all aspects of municipal services. Our services also include: subdivision, renovations and additions, laneway design, heritage preservation, shaping and siting, semi custom homes and multi family.
We have extensive experience working with municipal planners as well as select consultants including structural engineers, environmental engineers, geotechnical engineers, arborists, wildfire experts, slope hazard, and building envelope engineers, etc.
For over 25 years, Synthesis Design has consistently built a reputation on our ability to meet and exceed our clients expectations. We work toward excellence on every project, no matter the size or scope.
Synthesis Design’s extensive experience and reputation for building homes on the north shore, whether it west coast modern or traditional, is what we are known for. Our design services include: consultation, project inception, preliminary design, design development, construction documents, tender and contract administration.
Synthesis Design is a full service design firm that offers interior design services including: consultation, conceptual development, preliminary design, design development, contract documents and specifications, rendering, specification packages, tile extent drawings, millwork and lighting design.
RENOVATIONS AND ADDITIONS
Whether a single room renovation or a completely new home addition, we help clients bring their vision to reality. We focus on either respecting the existing architecture or completely transforming the style. This process is similar to building a custom house and includes: consultation, project inception, preliminary design, design development, construction documents, tender and contract administration.
Laneway homes are the perfect solution for a more affordable housing option for residents, and the growing interest for multi generational housing. Synthesis Design offers full design services that can compliment or be set apart from the design of the principal residence. We offer multiple plan and architectural style options.
SHAPING AND SITING
Knowing the potential of your property is the first step of any residential project. We offer Shaping and Siting Analysis options that identify the potential, procedure, and time frames required. This includes analysis of property zoning, a comprehensive breakdown of the bylaw requirements, as well as recommendations for moving forward.
Historic homes that have shaped our communities are being torn down in favour of new develop ents. Through the Heritage Preservation Act, we work with local governments and the community to preserve these homes. Synthesis Design has completed many successful heritage home preservations in all three North Shore municipalities.
REZONING / SUBDIVISION / DEVELOPMENT PERMIT/ DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT
With the ever changing growth of our community, the Official Community Plan often identifies a potential change in use in targeted areas. Synthesis Design works with municipal planners and select consultants required to successfully navigate the entire process, from shaping and siting, through various design panels, council presentations, and permitting.
Many properties on the North Shore are interwoven amongst streams that flow in and around residential areas. We work directly with the environmental officers that govern the Streamside Protection Act and environmental consultants. Synthesis Design has successfully navigated several environmentally sensitive properties and are fully adept at working through the process to provide positive results for clients as well as a net gain for the municipality.
Design is everywhere and in every thing. You just need to know where to look, or what to look for. That is what inspires us. While each project is unique, there is always a set of rules to follow (or break)!
Design, be it in nature, in architecture, in anything, makes the world a more inspiring place and can offer moments of admiration and wonder.
Great design is directly proportional to having great clients. Synthesis Design has been blessed with many over the years.