Building renovations, while very challenging, are fundamentally sustainable and work to bring new life to old neighbourhoods.
Argent Architecture + Design's recent experience includes such renovations as the conversion of a discarded community hall into a modern health care facility, the retrofit of an abandoned commercial space into a family fun centre and the transformation of several derelict industrial brownfield sites into clean, commercially viable self-storage facilities.
When we repurpose old buildings for contemporary uses we keep intact a link to the past while also revitalizing our contemporary urban surroundings..
The scope of services provided by Argent Architecture + Design is diverse in both range and depth. Our project experience varies from relatively small, simple structures to projects of great size and complexity. The range and types of projects undertaken by our office primarily includes commercial, retail, industrial, health care and residential uses.
Our client's needs and aspirations are the foundation for the services we provide and preliminary work typically consists of clearly defining those items. We then work to combine client needs with our own vision rooted in industry experience in order to produce a unique architectural solution.
Renovation and Revitalization
Building Information Modelling
Construction is an industry that inherently contributes to significant resource use and carbon emissions, but we are in a position to change that. Argent Architecture + Design strives to ensure that we play a significant part in the creation of sustainable projects. We see sustainable design as an integral aspect of the creative process, and something that contributes to the successful outcome of all projects.
Firm leadership is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified and although we seek to integrate sustainability into all projects, we also have experience in delivering actual LEED certified projects. Through collaboration with clients and engineering consultants we seek to offer innovative solutions to address the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability.
Building Information Modeling (BIM) is technology designed to engage the architect, contractor, and owner in a three-dimensional model representation of the building project. BIM incorporates an extensive database that allows coordination of all building elements within a single, shared environment, and also allows for the coordination of construction systems, thus allowing any conflicts to be addressed during the design process and reducing the opportunity for cost overruns during construction.
Argent Architecture + Design delivers all projects in BIM environment. Digital building models are produced early in the process as a design tool, and refined throughout the architectural process to ultimately produce detailed and well-coordinated construction documents.