Custom Home Designer

Alyanna enjoyed drafting and design courses throughout high school. She had an interest in set design, and during her final term project she decided to design a scaled set made of foam board for a future school play. A year later she discovered that the theatre department had used her model as an inspiration for their set. She quickly realized she could take drafting & design further which led her to the Kwantlen CADD program where she obtained a Diploma in CADD Technologies, with focus in Architectural specialty.

Since graduating, Alyanna has worked in engineering, residential design, and municipal offices. She enjoys the challenging mixture of technical and creativity that comes with designing a house, which is what brought her back to residential design.

At SGDI Alyanna finds fulfillment in seeing the houses that she loves to design come to life. New builds bring the excitement of creating something from nothing, but regardless of the space, there is a thrill in watching the actual home take shape from what was a 2D drawing on her screen.

Alyanna is expanding her knowledge further by pursuing the Architectural and Building Technology Certificate at BCIT. She is a member of ASTTBC and working towards becoming a Certified Residential Designer.

“Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.” – Paul Rand

What People Are Saying

Lawrence Green

"I was impressed not only by Sarah's design ability, but also with her level of construction knowledge. I have heard that a lot of designers are good at making things pretty, but are not that great at understanding how things are actually built- Sarah is fantastic at both. I recommend them to anyone and everyone I know without hesitation."

Diane and Vince Grdina

"We had the pleasure of working with Sarah on the construction of our new home. We had a lot of fun working with them and found them always thoughtful, mindful, and professional. We would highly recommend their firm and would use them again without hesitation."

Pete Rackow

"We were immediately impressed with Sarah's ability to assess our needs and understand the type of home my wife and I wanted for us and our 3 boys. Her attention to detail is flawless and every inch of our fully renovated home is thoroughly thought through. I felt like they cared about our home as much as we the homeowners did."