In addition to RIBA/ARB registration in the UK, L1 is qualified to carry out small projects in Ontario – this includes residential interiors and renovations or additions as well as, new homes, new & older, small building projects. All projects are undertaken with an eye to wider context & spatial & strategic implications of any decisions.

Initial stages strategic view including business case (if any), feasibility studies as well as brief-taking & programming with cost & time.

Services offered include the full range but on a small project, programming, site plan approval, permit drawings, design and construction documents as well as assisting the client to obtain bids and contract administration (following Ontario Association of Architects guidelines and using standard Canadian contracts). A team is formed with engineering and services consultants with optionally landscape/geotechnical, lighting or others involved as needed.

Experience includes work on the renovation & refurbishment of listed or designated structures we have an active interest in timber construction with experience of using timber structurally in North America.


Partial services such as one-off consultations, advice on sustainability options, space planning & CAD are available and 3D visualisations/walkthroughs, including shadow studies, to illustrate proposals are standard.

Additionally interiors and custom furniture design are available, as well as co-ordination & access to specialist suppliers & subcontractors.

Cottage May afternoon