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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:

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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.

2

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.

3

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.

4

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.

5

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.

6

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.

7

DOCUMENTATION

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

8

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.

This is a great design company! Best in Calgary for sure. My two infills in Highland Park turned out amazing and I would highly recommend using them!

Our experience wth Dave has been great! He provides a comprehensive service and takes care of everything from coordinating surveying the property, meeting with the city when needed and applying for permits.

Dave really listened to what our needs were and gave us a really beautiful design that checked off all of them! The design was a departure (in a good way) from what our initial ideas were. We are excited to start construction and move in!

Dave was great to deal with and really understood what features we wanted in our dream home. He made sure to include our must haves and helped us come up with some really great features that we wouldn't have thought of ourselves. I highly recommend Dave, as he is great to deal with and helped us achieve our dream home design!

From the first time we sat down with Dave, we understood that he was there to listen and develop the house of our dreams for us, instead of for his portfolio. He and his team drew the conceptual floor plan in one draft and it is essentially the same main floor plan we are building today! When something was proposed that we did not like, he was quick to listen to the feedback and accommodate the change.

Andison residential design was amazing to work with, they were extremely detailed and very professional. They excel at designing homes. I would highly recommend working with them.

Dave was great to work with and the finished plans were outstanding! Would definitely work with Andison again. Very easy to communicate with and easy to deal with.

Working with Andison Residential Design team was a great pleasure! We previously worked with different designers on our custom home but none that had a creative vision like them. Extremely professional, creative, open minded and nice people. We would highly recommend them.

Working with Dave and Rodney at Andison has been an easy and stress-free process. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them, as they listen to their clients, and help bring ideas to life. Partnering with them on a bid we have recently begun construction on has been a great decision. Thank you Dave and Rodney!

Our house plans are not only exactly what we dreamed of but better, he saw our dream and added amazing features and his own wonderful ideas. Dave always gave us updates and great visuals of our future home, so great that I framed our future home to be. My husband and I would recommend Dave Andison to anyone interested in a very happy and stress-free experience when designing their dream home.

Dave has been a pleasure to work with. He is a great listener and can read people well. He doesn't push his design and allows clients to guide the process. As an interior designer, I found it very helpful to work alongside with Dave instead of just receiving a set of finished drawings. By working together, we were able to design a very custom home specific to the clients, their lifestyle, lot and location.

We were very happy with the work from Andison Residential Design. Dave listened to our wishes and needs in designing our renovation and came back with a design that not only met those needs, but incorporated ideas we hadn’t even considered. We are currently in the midst of construction and can’t wait to see our house when Dave’s design comes to life.

I think the most important quality a designer has to have is ‘listening’. This is Dave’s strength. He sat with us (several times) and let us go through all our thoughts, dreams, likes and dislikes, and translated that into our dream home. We sent a lot of information to him and when he thought something would not work he backed it up with great reasons as to why. Thanks Dave, a job well done.