Backed by the most rigorous planning services in the City
Whether you’re planning your dream kitchen, a custom home, an investment property or commercial building, with OakWood’s Architectural Design Services, you get everything you need to take your project from initial concept to a final construction-ready plan. Every detail is buttoned down to ensure “no surprises” and a successful project that is on-budget. Your plan includes approved final design, all material selections by brand name and finish, City permits, construction documents, schedules, and more.
A complete end-to-end solution
Architectural Design Services
Customize with A-La-Carte Services
“It all starts with a beautiful design. That design must be intelligent and work for your space and lifestyle. And it must be buildable with your budget. That’s what you’ll get from our team.”
– Scott Rubino, Design Manager, OakWood
Let’s Talk About Your Project
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Everything about our Architectural Design & Planning services are customized to your specific needs. Let’s get started with a call. Or schedule a complementary, no obligation consultation with one of our expert Project Consultants now—and receive a detailed QuickQuote™ for your project.
Architectural Design Services
Included with all OakWood Design & Build projects
Creating the dream
Includes as-built drawings, brainstorming with a certified Design Consultant, and concept design for all residential and commercial projects. For renovations involving structures built before 1984, we automatically include Asbestos and Hazardous material testing to protect workers, yourself, and family members.
The most inspirational yet efficient material selection service in the City
Our award-winning Design Centre and Showroom supports a unique material selection service like no other. Everything you need for your project is under one roof saving you hours and in some cases days of running around the City. Conveniently choose products from any manufacturer in the world to get exactly what you want.
PERMITS & CONSTRUCTION PLANS
Nothing is left to chance
We’re sticklers for details and it shows. Once your Concept Design is finalized, our team of Architectural Technologist and Designers acquire all Building Permits required for your project. Every detail of your project is documented in a comprehensive Construction Plan which is “virtually built” prior to construction. Access your plan, all documentation, and up to date schedules in real-time through our VIP Client Portal.
A-La-Carte Architectural Design Services
Use these value-added services to customize your experience
3D RENDERINGS & WALKTHROUGHS
So real you’ll think your project is finished!
OakWood’s optional 3D Architectural Design services includes photo realistic renderings Add 3D tours, augmented reality, and other a-la-carte services to create an unforgettable, interactive experience while accurately anticipating what your renovation or new custom home will look like before we lift a hammer.
Affordable solutions for any room
We have a dedicated production line inside Cabico’s manufacturing plant, the largest independent manufacturer of quality custom cabinetry in Canada. By eliminating the middleman, we pass on important savings to you. So, you get a high quality, tailormade cabinetry solution for any room in your home or office with unlimited options at an affordable price.
Visualize your Interiors
Interior design is an invaluable, a-la-carte service that complements our concept design and material selection service. Our professional Design Team helps you choose paint colours, fabrics, window coverings, furniture accessories, textile selections and more with confidence. Get a perfectly coordinated interior, right down to the scatter cushions and trimmings on the lamp shades.
Is your project “doable”?
If you’re planning a large or complex project you may want an objective feasibility assessment first. This additional service could save you a lot of time and potential heartache. We assess all relevant success-factors to determine whether your project is technically and legally viable.
High Performance Solutions
OakWood builds to the highest standards in the construction industry: Net Zero, Energy Star, and LEED.
We continuously test and validate products and technologies in four fast changing areas of innovation.
Energy Efficiency | Choose products and solutions that will lower your energy costs and/or carbon footprint
Smart Technology | Smart Technology, intelligent building automation, IoT and other wireless solutions
Healthy Home & Building | Create a toxin-free environment for cleaner, better living and work
Eco-friendly | Go as green as you want while knowing OakWood builds using the most responsible construction practices
Luxury Design Services
Create a space like no other
One-of-a-kind design solutions
Our Luxury Design Services are ideal if you’re looking for a unique, highly personalized design with meticulous execution and rare or unique finishes. This a-la-carte service gives you a bundled, high-end design experience which includes extensive collaboration with our design team. Allow our team to create a truly amazing space, tailored to your discerning taste.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Our kitchen is more than the dream we hoped it would be…
Larry and Carol Lethbridge Hudon
“Thanks to you and the team for a wonderful job. We LOVE our kitchen.”
“Nice to read how well your company has been doing and the awards you have received to date. It shows how lucky we were to have hired your team on to build our home so many years ago. As I said we really enjoy it and hope to remain in it as long as we can. If we need to have any work done no doubt you will be the first we will call.”
“I also really appreciate your work in managing this project - your communications have always been professional, honest and open, making this experience much more palatable"
"We are both ecstatic and pleased with the finished product and professionalism demonstrated by your company."
Robert Cvetas and Serge Labrecque
"We are so grateful that we entered into a fixed price contract with Oakwood and that we were blessed with two extremely professional and talented people in Dan and Scott. Thank you!"
Joanne Levesque and Rick Picard
“I just wanted to thank you for everything (ensuring things were fixed, digging into what had happened before you joined the project, and getting the front and back finished, amongst other things!). It's so nice to have both projects finished.”
“We did our homework for over a year and looked at all the custom builders in greater Ottawa, OakWood had the most knowledgeable team by far – period. We are very detailed and OakWood walked us through all of the design and building options. Their design centre is stunning.”
“We are absolutely loving our new ensuite bathroom - the rain shower and heated floor being the highlights. The powder room downstairs is also really beautiful.”
OakWood in inclusive, trustworthy, honest…I don’t think there is a comparison.
“We chose Oakwood for our second large scale renovation because of the great customer service they provided when we renovated our third floor loft space a few years back. In fact, I specifically remembered the Oakwood crew for their quality work from our first reno and requested them to do the kitchen reno. This time around, it was very gratifying to see that the customer service is still a priority. We appreciated that you recognized us as a return client and went above and beyond to welcome us back.”
"We now know why OakWood has been in business for so many years and why we see so many of their signs in our neighbourhood."
Michelle and Glen
“I wanted say how much I have appreciated your professionalism and your unfailing good humour in steering/pushing my kitchen renovation to a very successful conclusion. You kept things on track, pitched in to make things happen and were quick to get back to me to answer questions or follow up on concerns. I am extremely pleased with the results.“
“There are two areas that particularly impress us about Oakwood: the quality of work and the exceptional work crew…We always felt confident that our home was in good hands. ”
“We recently moved into our new home and planned on renovating the basement. We approached OakWood and were stunned by their amazing Design Centre, state of the art technology and detailed processes. The renovation was a huge success!”
“OakWood was a pleasure to work with for our kitchen renovation. They were very good at listening to what we were trying to do and what problems we were trying to resolve. It was really easy to follow the changes and new designs as our ideas matured during the design and product selection phase."
“Our first reno was a Sunroom addition by Oakwood. The work was excellent, on time and on budget. We had no hesitation in contacting OakWood once again to discuss a complete renovation of our kitchen and bathroom."
"OakWood is a company that is committed to customer satisfaction, to a level of excellence and to ensuring that when the job is done, it’s done to perfection."
We get many compliments on the addition and especially the very unique double vaulted ceiling in the family room!
Our house looks great! The curiosity of neighbours and friends has transformed to compliments and enthusiastic praise upon viewing. Thank you OakWood!
“We were, and remain impressed by your consistent emphasis on quality materials, caliber of work and the client service mentality that obviously drives your business…”
"In short it was a brilliant success! The end result exceeds expectations and along the way we met lots of great people with great skills and talents. The entire process was professional, well managed, well-staffed and we had complete confidence that the end result would be worth any renovation anxieties along the way."
“Geoff and I are thrilled with the work that was done in the kitchen. I would like to acknowledge the professionalism that everyone demonstrated prior, during and after the project was completed.”
“They’re not your standard construction company. They’re a company that’s leading-edge; that does a lot of things differently from everyone else.”
"We are very pleased with the work OakWood did on our basement. They were very knowledgeable about the planning and requirements of the project and all of their trades were extremely professional."
“We wanted to thank you for the professional approach and great job that was done by the crew. It’s hard to get excited by a “sump pump room”….(wish it was a new kitchen or basement) but it’s exactly what we needed in terms of cleaning up that space and making everything easily accessible and damp free.”
“We choose OakWood because friends of ours had OakWood do an addition for them. Also because the company seems to have a good reputation. Lastly because we are very busy and do not have the time to organize all contractors and supplies in order to manage a renovation project.”
"They were able to make what could have been a harrowing roller coaster ride a smooth one. Working with OakWood wasn’t just the most important decision we made, it was also the best decision we made."
Erik van der Torre
“Oakwood was able to keep our project within budget and a reasonable time frame. The end result is a stunning, new and functional kitchen! We are extremely happy with our new kitchen and would not hesitate to recommend Oakwood to others considering a home renovation.”
Melissa Black & Christian Garrow
“Thank you so much, OakWood, for your exceptional work in creating my beautiful new bathroom. I'm sure I have the nicest bathroom in the entire condominium complex. I would recommend Oakwood unequivocally to family and friends.”
“Thank you so much for all your help with this. Your work with us was amazing.”
Elliot Lee & Soojin Chun
"I wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the final result of our main floor renovation. The difference is stunning! We had a pretty good idea what we wanted right from the very beginning, but the end result is much better than we expected."
“We have hosted a lot of parties and dinners in the last 6 months and everyone has been truly impressed with our new kitchen. We would not hesitate to use Oakwood again" Randy and Lynda Miller
"After I worked through your site many times and searched out customer reviews on OakWood I knew we had found what we were looking for."
“We are very happy with the renovation work done on our home…We had no real surprises and all change orders but one was initiated by us so we ultimately had control of expenditures. ”
"Once again, Oakwood has met all our expectations for this project involving the tree removal, the fence installation and the relocation of the shed. We assure you that with a few more projects to come, we will continue to refer to Oakwood without any hesitation. Thank you for everything!”
"I would like to say how pleased we are with the work being done to refresh our basement. Once again, thank you for all of your work in skillfully proposing and managing this project. We are very happy to have the Oakwood team leading these renovations.”
“Thank you very much for a job well done. We do appreciate the commitment shown by everyone involved”
“As always, your staff is professional and meticulous. We really appreciate all of your great work and would not hesitate to recommend or use you for a future renovation.”
Nancy Carlson and Bruce Gordon
"We hired OakWood to do our basement a few years back. They did an outstanding job and even came back to fix a small repair job years later."
“This is an e-mail to express my appreciation for the work that Oakwood did in renovating my basement into a beautiful living space for me and my family. I am so happy with all the work that was done, it is just how I pictured it. I know it was a lot of work and Richard did a wonderful job. Thanks again for all your work in helping me get the basement looking so good.”
"To summarize, Oakwood delivered our project on time (actually faster than expected), exactly on budget, while providing excellent collaboration, transparent communication, and an indefatigable commitment to delivering exactly what the client wants. Can you tell I'm a happy customer? Chose Oakwood and you will be too!"
“We're quite happy and we'd just like to express commendation. We're extremely pleased and relieved. Thank you very much for the time you've taken to put things right for us.”
Michael & Caryl Pratt
“We love every single aspect of our kitchen, and I can't think of a single thing we would have done differently. I am also confident that if we hadn't chosen OakWood and their respective teams, the experience and end result would not have been nearly as positive."
“In the space of about four months you took us from a virtually useless space to a modern kitchen that fit to the style of the house…”
Jennifer Spence and Pablo Sobrino
"Thanks to OakWood for making our new basement the kind of space we like to be in. We will certainly enjoy decorating it over the next few months. The Oakwood team, including all your subcontractors, made our home renovation project the easiest and most streamlined process.”
“We are extremely pleased with our new kitchen renovation. We love the colour of our cabinets, the backsplash, the countertop and the flooring. We are also very pleased with the lighting, the effect is exactly what we wanted."
“It was a pleasure working with OakWood for our kitchen renovation. John has been very patient in having the Oakwood team serve our interests."
"From your initial response to our telephone call through the entire repair, the job was handled quickly and professionally. We thank you for your attention to this matter."
Judy and Doug Fyfe
“OakWood worked with us, listening to our ideas and delivered a fantastic design.”
Atul & Richa Aggarwal
"All in all we are very happy with our new kitchen, and looking forward to enjoying it for a long time. Thank you for your part in making this renovation experience as painless as possible! “
Paula and Dave Roach
"Our Designer got to know us by listening to what we were looking for and brought forward innovative ideas, pushing a bit to see where we were comfortable and where we were not. The design process was organic-growing from a concept and it took a good number of versions and modifications as the process went forward. Throughout it all, Our Designer was patient and professional, answering questions and providing advice."
Marilyn and Peter Hill
“We had worked with OakWood before when we added a master bedroom, bathroom, office space, and a walk-in closet to our house. Our experience back then we overall very positive, and when we decided to potentially change our kitchen we contacted OakWood again.”
"We have been very impressed with the progress that has been made on our renovation project. All of our questions have been answered. Additionally, all of the contractors have been very polite and courteous, even knocking on the door in the morning before opening it with the key. They have left the house relatively clean and they tidy up behind themselves.”
David & Noreen Haley
“We really appreciated the great service and project. Thank you and team very much.”
Berend Jan Velderman
“…I cannot speak too highly of OakWood. I have passed your name to many friends who are contemplating renovations in the year.”
"We are absolutely thrilled with our new ensuite – it is so beautiful. We could not have created this oasis without the expertise from all of the different Oakwood employees."
Clare And Stephen Gray.
“I found everyone right from the initial designers to the last person out the door to be extremely professional, hard working, friendly and very respectful of my home. ”
"I am completely blown away with my new basement. It is exactly what I was looking for."
"OakWood's creative problem solvers and friendly staff work together to ensure a quality finished renovation project which fully meets customer needs and expectations. You can trust OakWood to get the job done!” Susan Roberts
"The project management on this aspect of our renovation was excellent. We were kept apprised of developments as the work progressed and our input and concerns were addressed immediately. The work was done in a professional manner with minimal impact on our daily lives. Overall it was a very positive experience and we are very pleased with the results”
“The OakWood Team seems really innovative. They seem really systematized – they’ve got the whole model down. They understand what people want, what they are looking for.”
"Thank you very much for all the work that you have put in so far as the site supervisor in our kitchen renovation project. We appreciate very much the time and effort that you have taken to familiarize yourself with our project, to coordinate and supervise the work of the various trades people and to answer our many questions. Your commitment and expertise have contributed to make our renovation experience a lot easier.”
Myron & Francine Oleskiw
“We’re really enjoying our expanded kitchen and our opened-up front entrance. The project has given our 1970s era house an up-to-date feel and makes entertaining much more enjoyable."
Alex and Mindee Mirhady
Let’s Get Started
Whether you’re planning a renovation, custom home, new commercial building or a handyman project, your next step is to talk with a qualified OakWood Project Consultant.
Let’s get started! Schedule a call or your onsite visit at the OakWood Design Centre