Andison Residential Design

Designing How You Live

We work closely with you. From concept to completion, we are your guide, your expert, and your trouble-shooter every step of the way.We’re known for delivering a personal touch and creating a customized experience for every client.

How?

We take into account how you live Every detail of the design is tailored to meet the needs of your unique day-to-day life.

We listen We are tasked with creating your dream home, so we promise to work with your vision, your expectations, and your budget.

We show you With highly detailed construction drawings and 3D models, you can see your house – and make changes – before construction begins, saving you time and money.

We’ve got this With our years of experience in the industry, we are extremely familiar with architectural controls and local bylaws, navigating permit processes, and working with builders.

We bring your dream home to life You won’t find any cookie-cutter layouts or repetitive designs here; only exceptional, innovative ideas for a distinctive home

Whether it’s a custom renovation or a brand new home, a modern in-fill or a large-scale residence, Andison Residential Design creates one-of-a-kind designs while delivering a top-notch experience for clients.

If you’re thinking about a custom-designed home or renovation.

Andison Residential Design Creates Extraordinary Custom Residential Projects

Our clients are accustomed to excellent service, attention to detail, and creative solutions. And after more than a decade in the industry, we’ve established a reputation for those things.

Dave Andison

Meet the Man

Dave Andison Director & Principal Designer

I believe that good relationships and good design come from collaboration. I’m excited to learn about you, build on your ideas, and create something beautiful together. Until I get that chance, here’s a little bit about me. With my in-depth understanding of architectural design styles and years of experience, I have brought to life some 60+ outstanding residential projects in Calgary. I pride myself on my client-focused approach. With every project – no matter how big or small – my goal is to build a relationship where we work collaboratively, and you feel heard every step of the way. After all, it’s your dream home we’re striving to create! I believe that each client’s vision, ideas, and budget must be front-and-centre throughout the design process. Because, honestly, a beautiful home isn’t worth the materials used to build it unless it brings you joy and inspiration.

To discuss making your dream home a reality,

Our Services

Andison Residential Design offers a range of professional services that can be tailored to your needs.

We do what needs to be done to ensure the success of every project.

Custom Residential Design

We work closely with you to develop a custom design that represents your life, your style, your needs. Our clients are unique, and so are our designs.

Renovations / Additions

From small renovations to an entire second story addition, we create designs that add significant value to your home. We use your existing floor plan and our knowledge of structural implications to develop a one-of-a-kind design that meets your needs.

Drafting

Using only the latest software (Revit), we produce detailed floor plans, exterior elevations, and construction set drawings of the highest quality. This attention to detail allows builders and trades to complete projects more efficiently.

Visual Tools

We generate photo-realistic renderings so you can easily view different options until you’re satisfied with your choices. And we provide detailed 3D models so you can view your house from every angle. These tools allow you to see colours, textures, materials, even shadows at different times of day. Most importantly, they help you visualize your project from all angles and perspectives before construction.

Project Management

We coordinate all the time-consuming details that could otherwise delay a project, including: applying for and obtaining site surveys, building permits, and engineering certifications; liaising with local municipalities, builders, suppliers, and tradespeople; and staying up-to-date on the architectural controls in your area. We look after all the details so you don’t have to.

Referrals

After years in the industry, we have developed relationships with some of the most credible and respected custom home builders and interior designers in the Calgary area. We can help you select the right one for you, and liaise with them from concept through to completion.

Our Process

At Andison Residential Design, we’re known for delivering a personal touch and creating a customized experience. Our client-focused approach to the entire design process ensures that we work collaboratively and with each project – big or small – we tailor the process according to your needs, budget, and timeline.

While we strive to tailor our process to each client, it’s important to have an idea of what to expect.

Generally, these are the key steps:

Initial Meeting

This is our first opportunity to learn about you. It’s a chance for us to hear about how you live, what you need, and the home you desire.

Design amendments

The number and frequency of these meetings are based on your needs. We work with you until all requested revisions to interior plans and exterior elevations are completed to your satisfaction..

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Documentation

We apply for and obtain all surveys, permits, certificates, and any other required documents. We look after everything.

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Quote & contract approval

After the initial meeting, we provide a quote detailing the specific services and fees for your project. Once you have reviewed the quote and approved the contract, we start work on your design.

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Design approval

We present you with drawings of the final floor plans and exterior elevations. In addition, we provide photo-realistic renderings and detailed 3D models (see our list of Services for more information about these visual tools).

Liaise with your builder

Finally, we provide a set of construction drawings to your chosen builder. Once the project is in their hands, we continue to be available to the builder and to you all the way to completion. Throughout the design process, your vision and satisfaction are front-and-centre.

Initial design

We present you with a preliminary design and take you through your custom floor plan. Our collaborative approach is especially important at this stage as we discuss possible modifications to the plan, and begin to determine the architectural style for exterior elevations.

Budget review

We review the estimates and, by leveraging our established relationships with builders, suppliers, and trades, we help manage project costs and make sure there are no surprises.

Andison Residential Design

Designing How You Live

Careers

Intermediate Architectural Technologist

At Andison Residential Design, our Clients are accustomed to Excellent Service, Attention to Detail, and Creatively Designed Custom Residential Projects in Calgary and Surrounding Areas. We are looking to add an Intermediate Architectural Technologist to our Growing Team.

Reporting the Principal Designer, Primary Responsibilities Will Include:

Produce Highly Detailed Technical Drawings (Construction and DP) using Autodesk REVIT under the direction of Principal Designer.

We Require the following Qualifications:

  • College Diploma in Architectural Technology from Accredited Institution
  • +5 Years of Relevant Drafting & Design Experience in Custom Residential Design
  • +5 Years of Experience in working with REVIT
  • +5 Years of Experience in working with AutoCAD
  • Solid Knowledge of City of Calgary and Surrounding Area Bylaw’s, Building Codes and Architectural Controls


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Superior attention to detail, excellent organization and time management skills
  • Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills
  • Ability to work from sketches and/or notes to produce computer-generated drawings.
  • Proven ability to generate highly detailed model/drawings using the current industry versions of Revit
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods and construction detailing


Candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and reference to info@andisondesign.com

Only successfully candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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