G is an architecture practice based in downtown Toronto. G’s goal is to provide the expertise and knowledge of a large firm and the responsive hands-on service of a boutique practice. We have earned a reputation as effective team leaders and sensitive, pragmatic consultants.
We believe the primary role of an architect is to represent the clients’ best interests throughout their design and construction project. While we pride ourselves on our abilities as designers, we are also careful to be good listeners. We work to ensure that our clients’ priorities and goals are always at the forefront of all design decisions.
Client Focus is our firm’s key principle. We provide service that is responsive, responsible, and respectful of our clients’ needs. We strive to enable our clients’ vision, understand their priorities, and provide sensible, considered architectural advice. As the advocate and professional advisor for our clients throughout their design and construction project, we focus on helping them navigate the various processes and challenges, empowering them to bring their vision to reality.
We believe that the best design solutions come from dialogue with our clients. We listen and provide a sensitive, interactive approach to each project. We engage our clients in an exercise of creative problem-solving through design. By listening to our clients' goals, priorities, and needs, we develop creative solutions to achieve the greatest results with an economy of means.
A construction project is a major undertaking and architects are a vital component of the process. An architect’s professional fees are recouped by the value they add or money they save in the design, construction, and operations of project. An architect provides invaluable, impartial, and professional advice. From initial visioning or feasibility studies through to field reviews during construction, we provide services that add real value to a project. We help our clients consider cost decisions from a multiple bottom-line approach: considering capital costs, asset management (value, durability, life-cycle and maintenance costs), and energy consumption.
We are committed to the transparency of our fees. It is important to us that our clients clearly understand the value of the services we are providing and the effort and time they require. Our menu-style approach to fee and scope of services is custom designed to suit each client and project. We want to help our clients ensure that they pay only for services they want and need, and that they fully understand what services we intend to provide to them.