Archetype Design + Construction

The Junction Toronto ON M6P 0B3
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V.G. from Toronto
V.G. from Toronto
5 reviews Toronto, ON

Great eye to detail and commitment to clients

Archetype Design + Construction was selected for the first phase of our home renovations, which involved digging out and installing a new walk-out from our basement as well as remodelling our basement into a home live/work studio.

As with many old homes in downtown Toronto, our basement ended up gifting us with one surprise after the next from mouldy walls, crumbling masonry, to a frightening web of electrical work patched together over the many years. Through the whole process, Marijan was forthcoming with his team's discoveries and took care to discuss options with us and painstakingly dealt with the scope changes and issues uncovered.

We were consistently impressed with his level of professionalism, commitment to our project, as well as eye for quality and detail. It gave us peace of mind and a lot of confidence in him. Now that the transformation of our basement is complete and we're moving on to the second phase of our renovation plans, we're very happy to be working with him and his team again.

Would highly recommend Archetype Design + Construction to anyone.

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Thank you Vivian, renovations and additions are very intrusive and can be disruptive to a family. You and Pietro have and continue to be the most ideal clients, it's a pleasure working with you.

Tomek B.
Tomek B.
2 reviews Toronto, ON

Multiple interior renovations

I hired archetype to renovate 3 small
Apartments two years ago. Their quality was at a very high level with very good attention to detail. Tiling and wood floor work was excellent. Marijan was very good about accommodating changes when unexpected items came up during the course of the work. Apart from that they are a great team of people and are easy to work and communicate with.

I have recently hired them again for more work, and would highly recommend them to anyone.

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Hi Tomek,

Thanks again for giving us the opportunity to work with you. It's easy to do our job when the relationship between the client and contractor mesh and work in tandem to progress the project. All the best.
T. M.
1 review Toronto, ON

General Contractor - Coach House Reconstruction

Archetype was selected as the preferred contractor for our coach house reconstruction project in the west end of downtown Toronto. Rebuilding the 19th century carriage house involved many complicated construction challenges which Archetype confidently took on and executed with a high level of competence. Extensive structural replacement, including new roof and floor structures within the building needed to be integrated with the 120 year old existing brick work which proved to be a delicate and intricate process. Archetype exhibited great patience and forethought during these critical initial stages that allowed for the delivery of highly complex contemporary finishing details with very little problems.
As a design focused construction company archetype was an enthusiastic partner throughout the entire construction process which was a boon for us as a exacting architectural office. Archetype’s design sense and co-operative, rather than adversarial, attitude kept the build phase productive and enjoyable for all parties involved.
Archetype's commitment and resolve continued throughout the entire project, and their meticulous attention to detail during the critical and time intensive finishing stages help to achieve a level of quality rarely seen in residential construction in this city.
Archetype has been extremely responsive in dealing with even the smallest construction deficiencies they have continued to stand by their work well after the clients have moved into their new home.

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Hi Tim,
I wanted to thank you again for choosing Archetype Construction as the preferred contractor for the coach house historic restoration/reconstruction project. Although very challenging at times, this project exhibited just how enjoyable the process can be when you have a great team @ Creative Union Network.

5 reviews Toronto, ON

Interior finishing

We have worked exclusively with archetype as our drywall contractor, but have recently broadened their scope to include tiling and trim carpentry. They always work hard to meet our budget and schedule, without sacrificing quality.

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Hi Alex,

We're very grateful to work with a like-minded developer who shares the same modern vision as us. Landmark is and will remain a valued client of Archetype Construction.

1 review Toronto, ON

First Review


Home renovation which involved expanding the footprint of the main floor, gutting & refinishing the majority of the main floor & our upstairs master bedroom, and adding an ensuite to the master bedroom.

Marijan & Darryl their team @ Archetype completed a significant renovation of our 1880's heritage house in Cabbagetown between February and September, 2015. They did a fantastic job on the place, and delivered quality work all the way through the process. As a first time renovator, we were nervous at the start of the process & were extremely happy with our choice to work with them - when the eventual surprises were discovered along the way, they were always fair & spent time figuring out solutions that would fit our budget. I'd recommend them to anyone going through this process and am happy to share my thoughts and experience as a reference for future clients.

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Hi Paul,
Thank you again for putting all your trust in our hands to build and deliver to you and your family your new and rejuvenated home. The project was both enriching and exciting, and a pleasure to be a part of the process. All the best to you and your family.

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More about Archetype Design + Construction

We build beautiful modern homes of all shapes and sizes.
From heritage properties, condominiums, to new builds, we love reinventing and transforming contemporary spaces for design enthusiasts. We provide both design and construction services catered to our client’s needs. From ideation to filling your space with everything it needs, we provide a seamless full service to our clients.

Contemporary is clean and simple. We have a passion for refinement of materiality and detailing. That is why we work with an extensive network of professionals who exceed expectations instead of managing them.

We believe in creating positive attitudes with our project team members and our clients. When we’re excited about your project, it inspires others to be excited about it as well.

We love to observe human interaction with light, space and objects. Through collaboration we discover dynamic multidisciplinary solutions to everyday and, sometimes, mundane space.

Partners Darryl Partington and Marijan Zelic both have over 20 years experience in the construction and design industry. We believe in fostering great relationships with trade contractors, suppliers and retailers, consultants, designers – and especially our client. Being transparent and honest is what we know to be indispensable in our relationships with our clients. This is what separates us from most, and what our clients respect most about us. Based in design and innovation, we approach all residential projects with the appropriate sensitivities to detail, quality, and budgets

Design/Build, General Contractors, and Home Additions
Renovations and Additions, Interior Design, New Construction and Planning and Design
Licence No: T85-4657434
Bachelor of Design
1-3 years
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