Bart Szoke Architect Inc.

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Toronto ON M6H 3S4
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9.4 10 (53 reviews)

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Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
8/10

Architectural plans for the layout of our renovations

It was very easy to consult with Bart on every aspect of our project and he always had a ready solution to fit our vision and our budget. He also handled all the paper work, which really simplified the initial stages. We highly recommend his services.

Approximate cost of services:
$10,000.00
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Howard B.
Howard B.
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Toronto Home Renovation project

Bart was essential to the success of our home renovation project. We hired Bart as our architect to help us with converting our 3-apartment semi-detached building located in Toronto into a home for our family on the above-ground floors, while retaining the existing basement apartment. Bart worked closely with us on the preliminary design of the space, going through several design iterations until we arrived at a plan for the space that we were happy with. Bart handled the permitting process with the City and made sure everything went smoothly. During the construction phase, Bart visited the site on several occasions to see that work was proceeding according to plan and to advise on critical design decisions along the way. Overall we are very pleased with the final result and our experience working with Bart through all stages of the project.

Approximate cost of services:
$400,000.00
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Thanks Howard, it was a pleasure working with you on the architectural design for the renovation of your Toronto House.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home alteration/addition

Bart took our functional requirements and architectural preferences through the design, approval and construction phases. We're very pleased with the results.

Approximate cost of services:
$700,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks very much. It was a pleasure working with you on this addition to an Arts and Crafts house in Toronto.

Private User
Private User
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

House Design

Bart is very skilled and highly collaborative. He was so helpful with the many obstacle's we had to overcome. He brought such thoughtful ideas to the build that we could not have done it without him. He is very quick to respond to questions and issues. He was a pleasure to work with and we can't wait until our next project to be able to work with him again.

Pete & Kelley

Approximate cost of services:
$20,000.00
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Thanks very much Pete and Kelly.
It was a pleasure working with you. Your understanding of and contributions to the design were considerable and welcome. I look forward to future collaborations with you.

Sheila in Toronto
Sheila in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Design new building

We engaged Bart Szoke Architect Inc to design a new house in the Cliffcrest/Guildwood area of Scarborough. The architect was very attentive to our specific requirements, proposing design solutions resulting in the house of our dreams. Bart was very easy to work with and his extensive knowledge of construction assisted in keeping the project on budget. Bart’s experience with approvals resulted in timely processing of the many permits. He was a helpful resource and support through the construction phase. We highly recommend Bart Szoke Architect Inc to anyone looking for an architect in Toronto.

Approximate cost of services:
$150,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks very much for choosing Bart Szoke Architect Inc to design your house. It was a pleasure to work for you, and knowing the importance of this project in your lives, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to design a house that satisfied your dreams.

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D
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

The perfect architect for our large scale renovation

We need to add an entire floor to our house in East Toronto plus doing major Reno in the rest of house. We wanted a very premium rendering while getting reasonable rate.
After interviewing 4 different architects, we have selected Bart and his firm.
We have been extremely happy with that choice. Not only he was easy to work with but he was also very proactive at giving us new options to the many choices we had to make during the process. Some architects will have a strong ego and won’t be listening to what you really want: Bart and his team are the opposite. They will always design your option so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Bart is also very soft spoken which makes him very approachable. Finally, Bart has many years of experience running his own construction firm which helps to challenge pre construction quotes and contractor during the work. A great choice for your major Reno.

Approximate cost of services:
$15,000.00
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It was a pleasure working with you both to provide the architectural design for the addition to your house in the Beach neighborhood of Toronto. My work on the addition to the 3rd floor and renovation of the 1st and 2nd floors was made all the more enjoyable in that you were clear, open and decisive in communicating your needs and thoughts. Thanks for the work on a great house for your family for years to come.

Mason
Mason
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Addition and major renovation

Bart is a reliable anchor in what is usually quite a stressful and hectic part of life. His work is of high quality and is done in a timely manner. He will walk you through the process and help you with permits and even the contract if you want to. His best attribute is perhaps his willingness to listen to and accommodate your needs.

Approximate cost of services:
$17,500.00
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Mason,
It was a pleasure working with you and your family to provide the architectural design for the addition to your house in the Swansea neighborhood of Toronto. It is a gorgeous ravine setting and the large glass areas of the addition provide ample sun and view, I hope you enjoy the spaces for many years to come.

Steadman Mohaupt
Steadman Mohaupt
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Addition and Renovation

We highly recommend Bart, who helped us with the difficult task of renovating our 105-year-old home.
We had a lot of ideas and some preliminary plans ahead of our meetings, and Bart thoughtfully assembled them into a workable scheme. He also gave us great advice on submitting plans to the City, going through the Committee of Adjustment process and the addition of the required systems, such as HRV. We are now completely enjoying our home and are grateful to him for his much-needed assistance.

Approximate cost of services:
$300,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure to be your architect on this design of a new addition to your house in the Greenwood-Coxwell area of Toronto. You were great to work with in achieving a lovely family home.

Dave in Toronto
Dave in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
8/10

Major Reno and atrium addition

We are doing a total gut of the house as well as adding an addition connected to the original with an atrium. Bart’s ideas meshed extremely well with our own ideas for a contemporary design. We are very pleased with the progress thus far. We did run into some design problems with sight lines for our ravine, and had to come to a compromise on redesigns here. 3D walkthroughs of the project before finalizing the design could have prevented this problem.

Approximate cost of services:
$500,000.00
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Company Response

Thanks Dave, it was a pleasure to work with you on this unique addition and renovation to your bungalow on a great ravine site in East York. The connecting space between the existing house and addition, the third space of the atrium, is a dramatic tall volume with abundant light and cross views key to the architectural design of the house.

Paul A.
Paul A.
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Home Renovation

The project was a renovation of the first floor of a bungalow. It covered the bathroom, kitchen, living room, and bedrooms. As the it is a bungalow it required some creative solutions to make everything fit in a relatively unit. Bart's layout and design ideas were a great help on making the layout work. They managed the process from the drawings to obtaining the building permits.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Thanks Paul, it was a pleasure to work with you and provide architectural design on this main floor renovation to a bungalow in the Upper Beaches.

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More about Bart Szoke Architect Inc.

We design new homes, additions, renovations and commercial buildings, and provide green solutions in the Greater Toronto Area, York Region and Southern Ontario.

Established in 1996 and located in downtown Toronto, our work focuses on the specifics of the relationship of building to site, the enhancement of user experience, and the presence of structure and material in the experience of the building. Architectural solutions are developed that employ an economy of means to achieve spatial richness within straightforward construction and form. Our design work is bolstered by extensive construction experience gained over twenty years as a construction contractor, and is informed by the practical aspects of sustainable design, a practice we began in the late 70's.

CATEGORIES
Architects
SERVICES
Full architectural services. Architectural and Interior design, Preliminary project budgets, Zoning information, Minor Variance applications, Planning applications, Building Code review, Site design, Structural and HVAC coordination, Building permit applications, Bidding documents, Construction documents and Construction cost estimating.
STYLES
Modern, Traditional, Sustainable
SPECIALITIES
EXCEPTIONAL DESIGN - MINIMAL CONSTRUCTION GRIEF. Owners and contractors rely on accurate and detailed construction documents for clear construction agreements and trouble free construction. We create thorough construction documents resulting in fewer on-site errors, fewer questions and fewer construction delays; making the construction phase easier, more economical and more enjoyable. For construction contractors we provide a clear understanding of the demands of on-site construction work. We design for reasonable construction requirements and respond to construction problems and changes quickly and confidently with solutions that are logical, cost effective and keep construction moving.
WEBSITE
http://www.szoke.ca
YEAR ESTABLISHED
1996
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
3
PAYMENT METHOD
CHEQUE, E-TRANSFER
LICENSES
Ontario Association of Architects
MEMBERSHIPS
Ontario Association of Architects
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
DIPLOMAS
B. Arch. - Dip. Arch. Tech.
WORKERS COMPENSATION
Yes
PROJECT RATE
FIXED QUOTE PER PROJECT
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
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