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Steven Lindy Architect would like to work on your renovation, addition or new build project. Our strength lies in our superior client service every step of the way. We are experts in building permit drawings and construction drawings, we are excellent at translating ideas onto paper for additions, renovations and new construction. We can guide you where to best allocate funds for the highest impact and help maintain your project stay on track.  Call us for an estimate today.

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We know Toronto and the GTA's best neighbourhoods.


Hiring a licensed architect who also has expertise as a professional real estate sales representative can offer several advantages and benefits when designing your home,  home addition or renovation project. This combination of skills can bring unique insights and practicality to the design process. Here are some advantages to consider:

Dual Expertise:

A licensed architect with real estate experience possesses a deep understanding of both design principles and real estate market dynamics. This combination allows them to create designs that not only meet your aesthetic and functional needs but also align with market trends and potential resale value.


Market Awareness:

A real estate-savvy architect can provide valuable insights into what features and improvements are likely to enhance the resale value of your home. They can help you prioritize design choices that have a positive impact on your property's attractiveness to potential buyers, ensuring your investment in renovations has long-term benefits.

Cost-Effective Design:

With real estate experience, the architect can guide you toward renovation choices that offer a good return on investment. They can help you avoid over-improvement or design elements that might not provide substantial value in the eyes of potential buyers.

Functional and Aesthetic Balance:

An architect with real estate expertise can strike a balance between designing a space that suits your family's needs and creating features that are appealing to a broad range of potential buyers. This can lead to designs that are not only functional but also visually attractive and appealing to a wider audience.

Market Trends Integration:

Being familiar with current and emerging real estate trends, the architect can integrate design elements that are popular and sought after in the market. This can make your home addition or renovation project more attractive to potential buyers in the future.


Zoning and Regulations Knowledge:

An architect who is also a real estate professional is likely to have a solid understanding of local zoning regulations, building codes, and other legal requirements that affect property value and design options. This knowledge can prevent costly mistakes and ensure your project is compliant with local laws.

Negotiation Skills:

Real estate professionals often possess strong negotiation skills. This can be beneficial during the design and construction phases when dealing with contractors, suppliers, and other stakeholders. They can help you secure competitive pricing for materials and services, potentially saving you money.


Streamlined Communication:

Having a single individual who understands both architectural design and real estate matters can streamline communication between different parties involved in the project, such as contractors, real estate agents, and potential buyers. This can lead to smoother collaboration and a more efficient project timeline.

Future Planning:

An architect with real estate experience can help you think strategically about your renovation project in the context of your long-term goals. Whether you plan to sell the property in the near future or not, their insights can ensure that the design choices you make align with your future plans.

Peace of Mind:  

​​The combined expertise of a licensed architect and real estate professional can provide you with greater confidence in the decisions you're making for your home renovation. You'll have a professional who can guide you through the process and help you make informed choices that are both aesthetically pleasing and financially prudent.


Overall, hiring an architect with real estate expertise offers a comprehensive approach to home design and renovation, taking into account both creative design principles and the practical considerations of property value and market appeal.

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Architect, Principal

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Steven Lindy, B.Arch., LEED AP, PMP, OAA

Experience working at Zeidler Partnership Architects, Arcop Architects, Norr Architects

and in the Real Estate Development Business, for Alterra Group, consulting For Greenpark Group.

Lindy Consulting is an Architectural practice formed in 2008.

Winner Best of Houzz 10 years in a row.

We have won best of Homestars 3 times.

Our practice is small and therefore agile and we offer personalized and friendly service and attention to detail.

We have a strong understanding of Green Building.

Most of our projects are located in the best neighbourhoods in the GTA.

We will take the time to meet, to listen, and to understand your needs and to help them through the process and the project.

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