Design & Build Experts Since 1956. Over 11,450 Clients Served

Award-Winning Designers

Backed by the most rigorous planning services in Ottawa

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

Choose from the most comprehensive range of specialized in-house design and planning services in Ottawa

Architectural Design Services

Customize with A-La-Carte Services

Scott Rubino

“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

Book a complementary, no obligation consultation

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.

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Architectural Design Services

Included with all OakWood Design & Build projects

Concept Design


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 Ottawa. Conveniently choose products from any manufacturer in the world to get exactly what you want.

Material Selection
Permits and 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 and 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.

Custom Cabinetry
Interior Design


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.

Feasibility Analysis
Halo Lens

We are working with leading-edge providers of virtual, mixed-reality solutions. Ask us for details.

Vive Arts

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
Energy Efficiency | Choose products and solutions that will lower your energy costs and/or carbon footprint
Smart Technology
Smart Technology | Smart Technology, intelligent building automation, IoT and other wireless solutions
Healthy Home & Building
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

All Services

Architectural Design

In-House Design

Concept design, interior design, material selection, planning and more
OakWood Custom Homes

Custom Homes

Energy efficient custom built homes that are healthy, technology enabled and eco-friendly. Start planning your dream home today
OakWood Renovation Experts

Renovation Experts

Kitchens, additions, basements, attics, sunrooms, bathrooms and more. We offer the largest suite of specialized renovation and home improvement services
Custom Cabinetry

Custom Cabinetry

High quality, tailor-made cabinet solutions with unlimited options at an affordable price
OakWood Select

OakWood Select

Luxury renovation and custom home services for projects that demand the very best
High Performance Solutions

High Performance Solutions

The most innovative products and materials for any residential or commercial project
Commercial Services

Commercial Services

Specializing in high performance buildings that meet or exceed LEED guidelines
Investment Properties

Investment Properties

Design &Build investment options for creating income-generating properties

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


Call 613.236.8001

OakWood Design Centre