Are you planning to build a new custom home?

There are so many details to address and it’s a challenge to choose the best professionals to help you through the process. Choose a firm with the extensive experience necessary to guide you through the architectural design process as smoothly as possible. You want to place the design of your most valuable asset in the hands of an experienced professional.

Design is the foundation.

You may already have a great builder or general contractor in mind and you need an experienced architecture firm to design a home that is just right for you. Our team can guide you through the design process and provide a complete set of drawings, ready for construction. If you don’t have the time to supervise the builder or general contractor, we can provide optional contract administration services to monitor the build progress for you.

You could contract for a basic drawing package from a low-cost drafting service, but they will just redraw from the concepts you provide and follow your instructions. You will save a little money on basic drawings, but you will not receive professional design advice or construction expertise and you will be on your way to building a home that may be very different from what you imagined and really want and need. Why take such an enormous risk on a project as important and costly as building your dream home?

You don’t have to navigate this complex process on your own.

With over 30 years of experience in architectural design and extensive knowledge of construction, our design team will demystify the complexities and manage the entire process of designing your custom home. You have many good ideas, and you may know what you want, but it’s often challenging to communicate your thoughts and know what steps to take next. Our team will collaborate with you and develop the best design solutions for your needs, wants, vision and budget.

Bell+Associates Architecture is different.

A deep family heritage in residential design and building informs Jim’s designs as an Architectural Designer. He is well-known for his Craftsman-style designs but his portfolio of homes includes those from ultra-modern to French-Provincial to traditional. Maria is a Carleton University-educated Architect with over 10 years of experience and a contemporary design flair. Our team’s custom home designs aren’t only beautiful and functional but also efficient and cost-effective to construct. What may seem like one small design change to a less-experienced designer may have a significant effect on build costs and our team has the expertise to know the impact of those small details. We will share this wisdom with you throughout the custom home design process and will find creative solutions to give you the look, feel and function you want, with the affordable build price tag you need.

Listening to you.

Time and time again clients say that our team really listened took the time to really understand their vision. We don’t have a selection of floorplans on the shelf to pull out to try to fit the next client. You have spent hours pouring over websites and magazines and watching design shows to visualize your project and you want it to be unique. We start with a blank page, a true understanding of what you need and want, over 30 years of experience and exceptional creativity to design a unique custom home just for your family.