Our Story

Meet David Small

When you first meet David, his energy, dedication, and passion make it immediately apparent that designing homes has been his lifelong labour of love.

Born with a “heritage of housing,” David’s integrity and passion for the business were instilled at an early age by his father and grandfather, both custom home builders. Fueled by the lessons of his upbringing and admiration for revolutionary designers like Frank Lloyd Wright, David earned his Bachelor of Architectural Technology degree at Ryerson University and completed his Masters of Architecture from the State University of New York. His strong design sensibility and work ethic and his stronger love for the craft has resulted in over 30 years of industry experience and success.

David Small Designs

David Small Designs launched in 1996 as a one-man, home-based operation. As demand for David’s unique designs grew, so did his team, breadth of services, and most importantly, his ongoing devotion to creating beautiful, timeless custom home designs.

Today, David Small Designs is an award-winning architectural design firm with the experience of over 1,700 custom home and renovation designs. We’ve grown to a collaborative team of over 25 people who share a deep respect for each other and an unwavering commitment to providing exceptional service.

Design Matters. Our Clients Matter More.

This motto is the reason our clients continue to trust us with their most important and valuable possession: their home.

Great design is the informed, practical use of space. The way each room and every detail flow beautifully together. Design matters because when done right, the result is always a home that feels one with the property and the neighbourhood around it.

However, a house is only truly made a home by the people who enjoy it every day. That’s why our clients matter more. Each design starts by understanding you: your style, your interests, your values, your desires, your lifestyle, your dreams. At the end of the process is a custom home where every detail is a unique reflection of you and your family.