Our Architectural Design Firm provides comprehensive architectural services for property owners and developers in the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors, as well as contractors and builders. Our team consists of professional BCIN Designers who are members of HRAI, AATO, and OBOA, and are experts in the Ontario Building Code (OBC). We prioritize sustainability in designing innovative buildings that meet the unique needs and desires of our clients, with a mission to ensure clear and effective communication throughout the design process. Sky Sight Inc. is a BCIN Design Firm registered with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, and is directly partnered with top-tier architectural, engineering, planning, and land surveying firms, offering clients a fully integrated solution.
Our team is passionate about designing buildings that are both aesthetically pleasing and highly functional. We seek to create highly efficient, practical, and modern buildings that incorporate the latest sustainable practices. We set clear project goals and prioritize understanding your specific needs and design preferences. We value proactive communication and work closely with our clients, establishing clear channels of communication and providing a consistent point of contact throughout the entire project. Our innovative process integrates the latest 3D scanning and rendering technologies, allowing us to accurately document your existing site and create stunning visualizations that enable better project understanding and decision-making. For larger projects, we collaborate with our partnered Interior Designers, Registered Professional Planners (RPPs), and Landscape Architects to offer a holistic experience.
We believe in a collaborative approach to design and start by meeting with you to discuss your unique requirements, preferences, and design inspirations. Our team listens carefully to your project expectations, going over the general scope, time frame, and budget. This consultation phase is crucial in setting the foundation for a successful project.
We conduct a comprehensive feasibility study to ensure that your project complies with all regulatory requirements. This includes analyzing Zoning By-Laws and Ontario Building Code regulations, conservation authority regulations, environmental impact assessments, and other factors that may impact the design process. We identify any potential challenges or limitations that may arise during the design phase and work to mitigate them.
Scan & Document Existing Site
We visit the site to gain a comprehensive understanding of the existing building conditions and use 3D LiDAR Scanning and Aerial Drone technologies to accurately document the site. This helps us to identify any potential challenges and opportunities for the design, and to plan for any necessary changes or improvements.
Create Design Concepts & Visualizations
Our experienced team of designers and architects use the information gathered during the consultation and site visits to develop initial design concepts that meet your unique requirements. We present multiple options in the form of conceptual sketches and photorealistic 3D renderings, allowing you to have a clear visualization and complete understanding of the design.
Finalization of Design & Client Approval
Once you have selected a concept that we have developed, we work with you to finalize the selected design. Upon your approval, we proceed with preparing the permit drawings set.
Preparation of Building Permit Drawings
As part of our process, we create accurate architectural Building Information Models (BIMs) for all our projects. We leverage the BIM to develop detailed construction documents, including the foundation plan, framing plan, roof plan, elevations, cross sections, construction details, materials selections, and basic site plan. Our team coordinates with professionals such as engineers, surveyors, and designers to consolidate all stamped drawings into a single set of construction documents, ensuring a seamless and efficient experience for our clients.
As licensed professionals by the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors, they use precise surveying technologies and advanced techniques to create topographic surveys, legal boundary surveys, real property reports, grading plans, and other drawings that are essential for accurate permit drawings and approvals.
Architects & Designers
Our firm collaborates with Architects, Landscape Architects, and Interior Designers provide comprehensive design services for construction projects. Landscape Architects design outdoor spaces and site plans for sustainability and accessibility. Interior Designers create functional and aesthetically pleasing indoor environments, providing specifications for finishes, lighting, and millwork, among other elements.
Licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario, Structural Engineers provide calculations and design drawings for the primary structural system of buildings, including beams, columns, and foundation plans. They create detailed structural specifications to ensure compliance with building codes and best practices during construction.
Licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario, Mechanical Engineers design and draw mechanical systems for buildings, including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and fire protection, which are necessary for permit approvals. They determine HVAC, plumbing, and septic requirements, and ensure proper sizing and specifications of mechanical units to ensure proper heating and cooling of the building.
Licensed by Professional Engineers Ontario, Electrical Engineers are responsible for designing and calculating the electrical systems for buildings, including power distribution, lighting, and low-voltage applications like Ethernet and fiber-optic lines. They work with the local utility to determine power requirements and coordinate with the architect to meet lighting needs and make detailed calculations and design drawings are essential for permit approvals.
Municipal Permit Application Submission & Approval
We offer comprehensive services to streamline the process of obtaining building permits. Our experienced team can manage the application process on your behalf, navigating the necessary procedures for municipalities and conservation authorities. We also coordinate with consultants to obtain approvals related to zoning, site plan, stormwater management, grading, and forestry. In cases where a minor variance is required, we provide client support and representation before the Committee of Adjustment. During the construction phase, we provide site inspections and construction monitoring services to ensure compliance with the Ontario Building Code, facilitating timely occupancy approvals from municipal inspectors.
We Prepare Your Application
Our expert team helps to fill out all the required municipal forms for your permit application.
We Apply for Building Permits on Your Behalf
We submit the completed forms and drawings to the municipality on your behalf, ensuring that all necessary documentation is included and submitted in a timely manner.
We Respond to the Municipality’s Comments
In case of any comments or clarification requests from the municipality, our team will work to make any necessary changes to the drawings and resubmit the revised application, keeping you informed of any developments.
We Obtain Your Building Permit Approval
Throughout the entire permit application process, we will work closely with you to ensure that your Building Permit is approved as efficiently as possible, with the ultimate goal of making the process as stress-free and straightforward as possible.