Building Design

We are passionate about designing unique high performance buildings that create a positive impact on your lifestyle and environment.

Not only is design about aesthetics, but also maybe perhaps more importantly it’s about creating functional spaces that both flow and inspire while highlighting the natural beauty. Design is about more than just aesthetics. It's about creating functional spaces that both flow and inspire. At CPD, we take a holistic approach to design. We offer a range of design services including building design, interior design, and site planning. We consider every aspect of the space and how it will be best used and loved by you. We're passionate about creating places that people love, and we're dedicated to helping our clients bring their vision to life. Check out our Approach page to learn more our process for designing you your dream cottage or boathouse. Furthermore, How we will create a sustainable design tailored to your specific needs and goals. Read more about the specific process for cottages and boathouses here.

For every project we want to make sure we cover all the basis. The building design process includes zoning review, site planning, design, renderings, virtual walkthroughs, technical drawings, and permit. This turnkey approach ensures your project will have all the proper approvals in place and can be ready to hand over to the contractor with ease.

We start every project with research; we want to understand as much as we can about you, your family, your lifestyle goals, the site, and the context of the area.

Interior Design

The building and its interior should be one in the same carrying through a congruency of the design language including materials and ultimately the buildings connection with nature.

The design of the interior often dictates the spatial relationship of the building with the outdoors. The building’s location, and orientation on the property and spatial relationship to its surroundings are often governed by the interior design. We strive to  make sure all elements of the project are cohesive, which are greatly impacted by the

When discussing these details it is imperative to have an understanding of the interior design at the same time. That’s why we’ve started to offer interior design services in addition to our building design services. We want to ensure every aspect of your project is cohesive starting with the outdoors, all the way down to the smallest interior details.

We offer our services as separate package based on the needs of the project. This can included millwork and cabinetry drawings, plumbing fixture selection and layout, electrical and lighting selection and layout, furniture specification and layout, and material selection.

With our interior design services being linked directly to the building and exterior itself we can insure your project is full though through and we can minimize hold ups during construction. We make sure all the detail

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Why us

At CPD, we believe that every sustainable cottage design project is special and deserves the utmost care and attention. That's why we offer a variety of design and material options, as well as three different fee options to allow you to choose the level of service you receive. Whether you want us to be heavily involved in your project from start to finish, or you just need a little guidance along the way, we're here to help. Our team of experienced professionals will work closely with you to ensure that your vision becomes a reality.