Homes by Design



Recognition for the work we do together

It starts with a converation… change is inevitable

“What lies behind us & what lies before us, are tiny matters compared to what lies within us”    – H. S. Haskins


The scope of my services entail an extensive array of skills and experiences I have garnered from years of service while working for others and on my own. My specialty is working on homes, whether new or old, passionately personal or definitively historic, I strive to design what you want within the limitations and specifications which are unique to each project.

Please explore the extent of my experience and services.

I trust all homes are distinct expressions of our personalities and accomplishments. Through the implementation of ideas in design and forms via construction specifications and standards, each property can be developed to its unique potential. Our work together can create a building of memorable and rewarding experiences that can last generations. This work is ultimately only a stage in the evolution of an idea – your home and personal space! This work is also the result of an investment in your future, whether for private or professional reward.

“Thirty spokes are made one by the holes in a hub
By vacancies joining them for the wheels use.
The use of clay in molding pitchers
Comes from the hollow of its absence;
Doors, windows, in a house,
Are used for their emptiness;
Thus we are helped by what is not
To use what is.”
Lao Tzu (trans. W. Bynner)

Awards of Distinction

Heritage Week Award

Presented by:

Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF)

and Downtown Kingston! (BIA)

Trailhead – 262 Princess Street (2012)

Heritage Preservation Awards

Presented by:

Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF)

 and Downtown Kingston! (BIA)

Trailhead – 262 Princess Street, Kingston (2012)

Residence – 97 Centre Street, Kingston (2011)

Restoration – John Marks House, Barriefield (2008)

Livable City Design Award

Presented by:

The City of Kingston

Historic Preservation & Restoration Design

Restoration – John Marks House, Barriefield (2008)

Heritage Restoration

Restoration by: Patrick Powers Construction