At Lakeside Architecture, we take pride in working on our projects from concept to creation, beginning with an initial design based on your vision and our site assessment. 

From there, we create 3D images and perhaps a simple basswood model, so you fully understand the proposed layout, scale and look of the final design. Your approved design drawings include everything from scaled floor plans to the location of plumbing fixtures, doors and windows so there are no surprises down the road, helping you avoid changes once construction begins, saving you money and valuable time.

The cost of designing a project varies from one project to another and, as you can imagine, depends on a huge variety of factors. We’re happy to put together a proposal following a consultation that will discuss your vision for your project; applicable zoning, setback and conversation authority requirements; and your budget and predicted construction costs.

I am a cottager and knows firsthand how to build in cottage country. That includes understanding road restrictions on cottage roads or winter weather conditions that provide a short building season that needs to be carefully planned and managed to maximize costs, time and resources.  In my mind, true mastery of architecture doesn’t come from book knowledge but knowing how to put a building together on site. In keeping with this belief that an architect’s mind and hands need to meet, I have carpentry, framing, foundation, joinery and building training and experience.

Many of our clients tell us they chose Lakeside Architecture for numerous reasons, including our experience, our dedication and because our creativity helps them manage their budget without sacrificing their vision.   We just don’t show up –we show up and stay present throughout the design and build process.  When you hire Lakeside, you deal directly with me, ensuring efficient and effective communication with you to ensure your project’s success. We work hard to earn your confidence and trust!

Please call us today to discuss your cottage project.

Live your Dream – Design with us and create a one-of-a-kind place for the way you want to live.