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Formally educated, extensively experienced home designers & draftsmen.

Thanks for taking the time to check us out. We’ve broken down the who, what, where, when, & why of Adaptive Design Inc. and welcome you to take a deeper look at our people and services.

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Who:

Chris Nugent - Residential Design Professional

Christopher Nugent

Residential Designer & Draftsman

My name is Chris Nugent, Principal Designer and sol-practitioner here at Adaptive Design. I pursed my education at British Columbia’s Institute of Technology focusing on both civil and architectural drafting before obtaining my Diploma of Technology and then Degree in Architectural Science during the early days of modern sustainable design.

After working for a number of Architects, I was invited to start my own business through employer and professor referrals and thus Adaptive Design was born…

What:

Residential Design, Development & Drafting Services

Simply put, were residential designers & drafts people. So everyday we work to solve design related problems, create development & design related documents as well as prepare for and submit building & development applications on behalf of our clients.

New construction, additions, renovations, house lifts, house moves, land development…and more.

While we work primarily within the residential realm, we also work on commercial renovations & tenant improvements where there’s no major change of use.

We Offer:

  • Residential Design
  • New Home Design
  • Renovation Design
  • Commercial Renovations
  • Civil & Architectural Drafting

Our Clients Are:

  • Homeowners
  • Businesses
  • Builders & Contractors
  • Developers
  • Architects

Where:

Located for the past six years in the beautiful Okanagan valley of British Columbia, Adaptive Design is based in Kelowna but works all over BC from as south as Osoyoos right up to Williams Lake & Prince George and all the way west to Victoria.

Location:

434 Providence Avenue
Kelowna BC V1W 4S8

Service Areas:

  • Kelowna
  • Penticton
  • Vernon
  • Princeton
  • Merrit
  • Shushwap
  • Osoyoos
  • Peachland
  • Summerland
  • Kamloops
  • Okanagan Valley

Your town isn’t listed?

No worries; drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll craft a plan to see how we might work together!

Where:

Located for the past six years in the beautiful Okanagan valley of British Columbia, Adaptive Design is based in Kelowna but works all over BC from as south as Osoyoos right up to Williams Lake & Prince George and all the way west to Victoria.

Location:

434 Providence Avenue
Kelowna BC V1W 4S8

Service Areas:

  • Kelowna
  • Penticton
  • Vernon
  • Princeton
  • Merrit
  • Shushwap
  • Osoyoos
  • Peachland
  • Summerland
  • Kamloops
  • Okanagan Valley

Your town isn’t listed?

No worries; drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll craft a plan to see how we might work together!

When:

Founded:

Vancouver 2002

Transplanted:

Kelowna 2011

Founded in mid 2002 in Vancouver BC, we started our independent practice with referrals from our Architect employers, professional referrals and through word of mouth.

What drove us back then was homeowners & developers on residential additions, large scale renovations and new single family homes. Over the next few years, our area of practice grew to take on smaller more complex custom work and doing large-scale subcontract work for a number of Architects across British Columbia.

Why:

Our Mission

“To turn our clients aspirations into reality through the development of architectural, construction-ready drawings based on our clients needs & budget and delivered through our expert knowledge, passion for design and commitment to the highest standards.”

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Adaptive Design exists to deliver cost-effective architectural plans & services, to exceed the minimum requirements of the building code, and to comply or exceed all regulatory requirements of the BC Building Code or Vancouver Building Bylaw.

We are not Architects; we’re not trying to sound like an architectural firm, nor do we wish to become that. We pride ourselves on providing thoughtful architectural design, development & drafting services and establishing sincere relationships with our clients and partners.

Questions about your next project?

Client Testimonials

From Victoria to Winnipeg…

We work hard to bring our clients aspirations to life and in the process, create close client relationships.

Lee. D.

Homeowner

Chris was excellent in all aspects of the job. Right from the initial meeting we felt comfortable that he completely understood what we were looking to achieve. When it came time to submit drawings and deal with the city he went above and beyond and his experience made the whole process less stressful for us. Thanks Chris and Adaptive Design!

Gianni D.

Contractor

Working with Chris was a pleasure. His knowledge and experience working with the City of Vancouver was very beneficial. I look forward to working with Adaptive again in the near future.

Despina H.

Homeowner

I was very pleased with the service I received from the Adaptive Design group. The guys were very professional with their service and prompt with getting back to me when ever I had any questions. I would be more than happy to recommend Adaptive Design to friends or family.

Top Reasons

To Choose Adaptive Design!

From small scale to large custom projects and renovations & additions, Chris has successfully completed a project just like yours. 

Our Education:

We’re formally educated within Canadian University’s, hold degrees in architectural science and are trained by working Architectural professionals with extensive working experience within professional Architectural practices.

Our Effectiveness:

We’re the technical minds behind the professional architectural practice and thus are grounded in the understanding of the effects of the decisions we make on behalf of our clients. We’re house whisperers who understand the zoning by-laws and building codes to keep in-line with what’s possible.

Our Experience:

We have over 25 years of combined professional experience with the design & construction of wood frame housing here on the west coast. We work everyday with top design professionals on all types & scales of projects.

Our Technology:

We’ve adopted the leading technology, principals and systems in the industry and employ the latest design software technology the industry has to offer, 3D Building Information Modeling Technology (BIM) to deliver our clients the highest quality service.

Our Value:

Unlike most Architects, our scope of work is dictated by client needs rather than prescribed by a mandated scope of service enforced by a Provincial Professional Association. We don’t charge on the basis of how much you’re spending, rather we employee a set fee structure on each project that is based on historical data from projects like yours.

Our Value:

Unlike most Architects, our scope of work is dictated by client needs rather than prescribed by a mandated scope of service enforced by a Provincial Professional Association. We don’t charge on the basis of how much you’re spending, rather we employee a set fee structure on each project that is based on historical data from projects like yours.
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