Alteration & Renovation

Over their lifespans, most buildings will have many different owners and tenants — and perhaps many different uses. Patriquin Architects has significant experience in customizing or renovating existing spaces to accommodate expansion and reorganization.

With our extensive knowledge of construction types and building typologies, we are able to envision how an existing building might be transformed for its new purpose. We also carefully consider the flexibility of the new design, planning as much as possible for future adjustments to building needs.

We communicate schematic options visually in two- and three-dimensional formats which can be easily understood by owners, the design team and the construction team. Mutual understanding allows for a seamless, collaborative process, through which we determine the best design option.

Design options also consider the phasing of construction work, which can be critical if users will occupy the building during construction.