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Kinesis Design Services

Architectural Design
  • Custom Homes
  • Townhouses
  • Retirement Homes
  • Residential Care Buildings
  • House Additions
  • Garden Suites
  • Decks & Accessory Buildings
Interior Design
  • Custom Homes
  • Restaurants
  • Offices & Business Centres
  • Retail Shops
  • Medical Clinics & Pharmacy
  • Education Centres
  • Daycare Centres
Permit Applications
  • Building Permit
  • Site Plan Approval
  • Zoning Certificate
  • Minor Variances
  • Conservation Approvals
Feasibility Study
  • Zoning Study
  • Building Area Feasibility
  • Parking Spaces Feasibility

Our Process

Project Briefing
  • At the beginning of the project, during our first meeting with the client, we discuss the scope, requirements, and expectations in detail to establish the overall scope. We also discuss about the budget, timeline, Zoning By-Laws, and Ontario Building Code to establish a high-level picture of the project. We encourage our clients to get the latest copy of the site survey from a licensed Land Surveyor in Ontario.
Concept Design
  • Based on the scope established in the previous phase, a conceptual design is prepared in the form of sketches and/or draft plans with few options for the client’s initial review. This is a crucial step to make sure that all the requirements from the client are factored in the initial design. Conceptual 3D renderings are also generated as an overall concept development for the client’s better understanding.
Design Development
  • Once the concept design is finalized in the previous phase, elaborated drawings in the form of layout plans, elevations, sections, and 3D renderings are generated. At this stage, drawings are shared with the Structural, Mechanical, and Plumbing Engineers and a design brief is explained to make sure that the design concept is relayed in totality. At this step, Site Plan approval, Zoning Certificate, Minor Variance (Committee of Adjustment) Conservation & Regional approval, etc. drawings are prepared if required.


  • Energy Efficiency is also an important factor that is discussed during this stage. As per the Ontario Building Code (OBC), there are requirements for how energy efficient a building must be. These requirements include specifications for the required thickness of insulation, the maximum number and size of windows, and how efficient new mechanical systems must be. To determine what the OBC says about your specific project, a few supplemental sections of the code are referred to. The required sections vary depending on the project but may include SB1, and SB10, or SB12. If needed, consultants are roped in to prepare elaborate Energy Modelling for the project.

Construction Documentation
  • A complete Construction Documentation is prepared once the Design Development drawings are approved by the Authorities. This drawing set includes Site plan, Layout Plans, Elevations, Sections, Construction Details, Notes, and Specifications. Drawings from the Structural, Mechanical, and Roofing Companies are also obtained at this stage. EEDS (Energy Efficiency Design Summary) Performance/Prescriptive based design form is prepared along with the Schedule 1 (Designer Information) form with BCIN registered firm information. At this stage, the Client can make a Building Permit application. During the Permit Review process by Municipality, we will be actively involved till the Building Permit is issued for the project.

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