Passion, sophistication and streamlined design are at the forefront of our modern homes. SMPL creates stunning architectural designs for a wide range of clientele throughout Ontario and other parts of Canada. Our experience spans more than a decade with over 600 projects ranging in scale and complexity. From new homes and cottages to additions and renovations, our team is here to ensure that each project is unique and specific to our client’s particular modern design style.
MEET THE TEAM
After the successful completion of the 3-year architectural technology program at Algonquin College (2007), Joel fulfilled a lifelong dream and moved to western Canada where he worked for two prefabricated home companies over a span of three years before launching SMPL Design Studio, in the spring of 2010. Since the company’s inception, the team has worked on over 300 projects ranging in size from 300 square foot tiny homes, to 10,000 square foot custom modern masterpieces.
I’ve worked for 25 years in the construction industry – as a labourer, carpenter, contractor, plans examiner, building inspector, energy auditor and historic architectural conservationist. I’m certified as a Building Code Official and Architectural Technologist. I also teach my trade at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
Book keeping, accounting and administration are key items of any successful company. When not running around chasing our two kids, she is busy organizing Joel’s box of papers.
With a degree in Urban Planning (2012) and Architectural Technology (2016), in addition to 16 months of coop positions (12 of which were with SMPL), I now work full in the office as the lead drafts person and assistant designer.
After completing her BSc in Geography at Laurier University in 2014, she worked with the Credit Valley Conservation Authority for 8 years. That experience led to her new role with SMPL Design Studio, managing week-to-week scheduling of projects, as well as handling all permit applications for demolition, building, services, site plan, minor variance and conservation for all projects.
A Mohawk College graduate holding degrees in architectural technology and also pre-construction technologies, MacKenzie worked for Sobotec Architectural Wall Systems Solutions as well as the Woodbridge Group before coming to SMPL as a drafting specialist.
Marjan started his career in Skopje, Macedonia and was employed in the architectural and interior design industry for 10 years at two firms prior to making the move with his family to Canada in Fall 2017. Marjan freelanced as a visualization expert for over a year in Canada prior to making the move over to the SMPL office where he now works full time on both exterior and interior visualization material for our clients. Marjan’s keen eye for detail; and strong interior design ideas help the SMPL team stay on the leading edge with their interior design packages.
Hayden completed his architectural studies at Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture & Urbanism in spring 2018 with 20 months of paid Co-op between Unilock Ltd. and Orchard Design Studio Inc. where he learned the fundamentals of residential design. His passion for adaptive re-use and housing brought him to a local Hamilton architecture firm following his studies at Carleton. However, he quickly learned of SMPL and their modern positioning in the market place, so decided to jump ship and join the team in fall 2018. His passion for design includes all forms of housing as well as graphic arts.