Providing an honest and relaxed approach to the design experience.

HomeStars Best of 2017 Winner

Ferina from Toronto
Refreshing! We would highly recommend David for any renovation project. He is the real deal and we will certainly be recommending him to our friends and family. A heartfelt thank you David. Not only did you make this project easier to navigate and understand, you helped us achieve a really great lay-out that we are sure will work with our growing family for many years to come!!! Cheers!
Kristy D. from Scarborough
It's been said that patience is a virtue, and David has it in spades. As new home owners and renovators, it's easy to think that your questions are foolish or naive, but David's prompt professional approach always helped put us at ease. He was flexible with our timeline from first consultation to adjustments during demolition...We can't say enough about David's ability to be ever present. By email, phone or dropping things in the mail, he exceeded expectations. While we recognize that he is an extremely busy professional, it was not uncommon to feel as though our little project was always top of mind. Finally we would be remiss, if we didn't mention David's persistence with the permitting process. He regularly followed up with the city, and helped to keep the lines moving. Thank you David for enduring our project with a cool and calm demeanour. It was very much appreciated!
Ryan S. from Toronto
I'm an ICI tradesman and work with some great draftsmen & project managers on a daily basis. I know a good set of drawings, and I know good management.David is the single best trade professional I have ever worked with.The drawings are exceptional. Details and notes are comprehensive. Correspondence was always clear and timely. David has excellent knowledge of city permits, CofA procedure, and all other pertinent building depts. He managed my expectations of these processes at every step.David sets an incredibly high standard. I look forward to working with him again on future projects.
Darryl & Martha C. from North York
David R. Smith Design is a winning design solution for homeowners. David is exceptionally client focussed, a great listener, and confidently efficient.
Eugene C. from Toronto
In a nutshell, we will be using David again. He is an excellent communicator. He takes the time to explain every process and continuously adds value by sharing his ideas and experience. Above all, is trust and professionalism. He has been phenomenal in this regard. Acting as an intermediary between trades, engineers, and surveyors, he has taken ownership and responsibility in ensuring things got done. We strongly value the relationship we have with him and would not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends alike.
Anna & Ivel I. from East York
We hired David after we had trouble with a previous service provider. His work ethic and attention to detail was refreshing. He was easily accessible if we had any questions about the project and he exceeded expectations of any task we asked of him. We have recommended him to at least two other individuals. Thank you for all your help!
William G. from Toronto
David did an excellent job designing our home and guiding us through the permit process. He is smart, professional and reasonably priced. If you're in the market for a renovation or new home, you can do no better than David R. Smith Design. Really.
Dale K. from Toronto
David's approach is just like his motto: honest and relaxed. His honesty included realistic timelines and some great recommendations on how to save money. Although David was very laid back, he was also very thorough, meticulous, professional and lightning quick with follow ups. There was a perfect balance between sense of urgency and a relaxed and pleasant manner. In addition, David was knowledgeable about zoning bi-laws, construction and home renovations. He was the perfect designer! 
Paul P. from Toronto
David is one of the most professional, friendly individuals I have ever worked with. Extremely knowledgeable, always willing to go the extra mile, he helped turn around what had been a bad experience due to the prior architect on the file, into a great experience. My fiance and I are now back to being excited about our new home! I can't recommend him highly enough.


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