Client Testimonials

“It was a true pleasure working with Christopher Simmonds and the other creative minds on his team. We were delighted by their care in eliciting and refining our requirements, attention to detail and their inclusive, interactive working style. Our challenge to Christopher Simmonds Architect was to design a new, highly efficient green home for an older in-town neighbourhood. We now have a lovely R-2000 home that fits beautifully in the streetscape while providing a modern and very comfortable interior. In addition to the house and detached garage CSA also designed the landscaping – creating an elegant balance between the inside and the outside of the home. The home is a joy for day-to-day living as well as entertaining friends and family. We could not be happier with the results.”

– Debbie and Jim


“After a long sojourn in Paris, we wanted a calm, comfortable, elegant space that would remind us of France, but also support aging in place. We turned to Christopher Simmonds Architect as we had seen a renovation nearby that was wonderfully integral to the original house.  Chris and Clarice were able to translate our ideas and desires with great sensitivity, and created an elegant exterior and a wonderfully comfortable interior.  Not only is the house a pleasure to live in, but it foresees aging in place with wheelchair access incorporated into the landscaping and an elevator, among other design features.

Chris and Clarice were an absolute pleasure to work with and we are just delighted with the outcome.”

– Susan and Drew


“Thank you all for your vision, commitment, and collaboration throughout this project.  We truly believe we have one of the most unique bungalows on a city lot in Ottawa and likely beyond.  Waking up in the morning to the light spilling through the windows, and going to bed with the moon shining down on us is an experience like no other house each of us has owned.  Add in the natural paintings of trees everywhere one looks means we are likely ruined from owning any other house down the road. We will continue to watch your future projects with great interest!”

– Homeowners


“Fantastic experience/voyage”

– David and Vivien


“Chris carefully listened to our needs and created a space that was exactly what we had envisioned, balancing aesthetics with functionality. The process was exciting and the end product is truly a dream home that is very contemporary but blends well within the community.”

– Homeowners


“Christopher’s work is truly inspired. He balanced the rhythm of nature with the needs of our lifestyle. For us he not only created the most beautiful house we could imagine, but also a space we can call home.”

– Mike and Brenda