Corbin Patten Designs (CPD) is a multi-disciplinary design firm focusing on building design for cottages and boathouses in the Muskoka / Georgian Bay Area.
Corbin founded CPD in 2014 with a goal of having a positive impact community by designing buildings that are unique and functional to improve the quality of life. Corbin grew up on Lake Rosseau providing him a lot of insight in the cottage lifestyle leading to the firms first few projects being boathouses. CPD loves designing boathouses as they highlight goals of relaxation and entertainment building memories that the family will have for a life time. Memories start with fostering a collaborative environment between itself, the clients, and the contractors involved in each and every project.
...is to design healthier homes, which are true to materials, in order to simplify lives.
...can be broken down into home efficiency, use of materials, programming, and daylight.
...is an understanding of the elements used and their impact in the the environment. Materials such as as wood have an inherent beauty that should be celebrated not hidden.
...relates to efficiency in the homes construction and the ease of use.
Check out our blog post to get a more in-depth understanding of these elements: Mission
Light involves electric and sun light or the lack thereof.
You and your property are at the heart of each project.
Creating a balance of holding the building up while understanding the expression of the structure.
Our mission speaks to healthier homes and simplifying lives which involves
Building on our mission, our design approach starts with a conversation; we want to get to know you. Design starts with the individual's lifestyle, needs, wants, and of course, a budget. As we start to understand you we undergo programming which is the understanding of the spaces required to meet the project goals. Simultaneously the site is analyzed for important views, natural features, slope, and privacy.
Bringing the project together we lean on our mission and our core principles of which is LESS; Light, Experience, Structure, and Sustainability.
Corbin Patten Designs uses state of the art Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to not only create a 3-Dimensional model of your project but we look to virtually construct all structure, HVAC, and plumbing to help make the construction process run a lot smoother. Furthermore, we can work with your contractor to identify issues and plan solutions before a shovel has even put in the ground.
We are not using a a program called Lumion in conjuction with Autodesk Revit to help visualize homes in a game like environment allowing us to move around the project and experience the design before it is built. We are bring this ability to you through our interactive meetings, the use of Oculus VR Goggles, and street view like navigation such as the tool on the left.
When selecting a designer for your project, BIM and the use of Revit is a must. Gone are the days of 2D AutoCAD and sketchup. Make the investment in developing a thorough design and we will help you save time and money, and have a better project.
A collaborative process is what truly brings great design. The collaborative process ensures the project becomes to reality with better design, less hiccups and less stress.
We believe that undergoing a project is a very special time and while there is lots of options for the design and materials in the project, you should have the option to determine the level of involvement of your designer in the project. After we meet, our team will present 3 fee options allowing you to choose the level of service you receive.
We offer a range of design services including building design, interior design, site planning, rendering, and more. Check out our services page to learn more about the services we offer and the process of design.