About the Firm

At Hamel Design & Planning, we’re more than just design. With over twenty years working on a variety of projects throughout the Ottawa area, our firm is skilled and experienced in modern architectural design, planning and drafting for custom residential and commercial buildings.

Why work with us

Visually the physical design of a space is important, but we strongly believe that proper planning is equally significant. Our talented team of architectural designers will focus on the functional needs of your space to produce the most effective plan and specifications. Combine that form and function with beautiful textures and colour through modern, imaginative designs, and together you have the perfect recipe for a stunning piece of art. Always forward thinking, and adopting the latest technologies and trends, we are here to outline every detail of the process and cover all the technical aspects you may need assistance with.

Simply put, you’re in good hands with HD&P. Let us take care of you.

When you’ve been in business as long as we have, you make friends. Friends, connections and contacts – we’re so proud of the relationships we’ve built with local contractors, home builders, suppliers and city officials. We’ve been known to push the boundaries where appropriate and act as an advocate on behalf of our clients. We are known for our creativity, modern style design aesthetic, focused attention to detail, cost-effective problem solving, and industry expertise.

We enjoy the challenges of designing innovative solutions that address building surroundings while meeting (and often exceeding) our clients’ practical requirements.

Working with HD&P you can expect that we:
  • Always listen
  • Provide the best advice using our by-law, permit and building code knowledge to achieve your goals
  • Provide navigation and ongoing communication through the design and planning process
  • Render your dreams into reality through forward design, vision and strategic thinking

Many of our buildings have been featured in local newspapers and magazines. See a list of our awards and accomplishments.

What we do

Custom homes, multi-residential units or small commercial projects. We will work directly with individual homeowners looking to build their dream home, or with developers on homes or small commercial projects. We do it all from planning concept to building permit drawings.

Our services include:
  • Custom home design, additions and renovations
  • Multi-residential units
  • Small commercial projects (concept to building permit drawings and applications)
  • Zoning and lot development analysis and planning strategies
  • Site plan control applications
  • Committee of Adjustment preparation and presentations for consent to sever lots applications
  • AutoCAD architectural drafting services
  • Building rendering, modelling and photography

We have provincial BCIN (Building Code Identification Number) certification.

Awards & Achievements