Our Story

Meet David Small

It would seem that David Small was born to design homes. Born in Toronto in 1960, both his Father and Grandfather were builders and developers, specializing in single family homes. Growing up with such a “heritage of housing” ignited his passion for the business.

To hone his craft, David earned his Bachelor of Architectural Technology degree at Ryerson University and completed his Masters of Architecture from State University of New York. His education was key in developing his strong work ethic and design sensibility, but he still credits his integrity to the lessons learned through his upbringing.

For David, architectural design is and has always been a labour of love. When you meet him, you will be struck by his dedication, energy and passion.

David Small Designs

David launched David Small Designs in 1996. Initially it was a one­-man, home-­based operation. With increased demand for his unique designs, David hired design associates and an office manager and built an award­-winning custom office for his team. DSD has grown continuously and is now a collaborative team of 20 individuals who share a deep respect for each other and an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service.

David Small Designs is an award-winning architectural design firm with the experience of over 1,400 custom home and renovation designs. We specialize in creating beautiful, functional, timeless architecture.

Design Matters. Our Clients Matter More.

This is our motto. It defines our daily focus, the reason we come to work each day and the reason why homeowners continue to trust us with their most important (and most valuable) possession, their home.

Design matters. The intelligent, practical use of space. The way each room and every detail flow beautifully together. Getting the design process right from the beginning translates into the creation of a home that seems, to the neighbourhood, like it has always belonged.

Design matters. But we’ve based our business on the principle that our clients matter more. Each design starts by truly understanding our clients. The design depends on them; their desires and values, their design style and lifestyle...every detail of the home is a subtle reflection of them and their family.

This is our motto because it ensures that every day, every decision, and every design is based on putting our clients first.