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Jaime
Custom Home Designer

From an early age Jaime has had great interest in design.  As a child she made pop up floor plans just for the fun of it as it provided hours of entertainment.  She also had a good hand at drawing and was always working on some sort of sketch.  In high school she spent half her senior year in a technical school studying computer programming and enrolled in other electives such as drafting and artistic drawing.  It was no surprise after graduation she enrolled into ITT Technical Institute to complete the CAD Drafting & Design program, where she graduated with honors.

Jaime’s first design role after graduation was in landscape design.  She worked on small to elaborate residential projects and learned about the Japanese garden style under a master gardener.  In 2005 she moved to B.C. and began work as a custom product designer with a decorative paving company.  There she collaborated on projects throughout the world dedicated to turning ideas into aesthetically pleasing products that could be installed onto asphalt.

Around 2016 Jaime decided to leave manufacturing and enter the world of architecture.  She started to work on small renovation projects for DIY homeowners needing permit plans as well as contract work for other designers.  Soon after she enrolled into the Architectural Building Technology program at BCIT in order to become more versed in construction technology and building codes.  

At SGDI, Jaime is able to realize her passion for custom home design and uses her skillful CAD drawings to bring the clients vision to life. She liaises with clients, the cities, and the design team to ensure the drawings prepared meet all requirements. She is currently working toward registration with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia to become a certified architectural technologist.

“You have everything to gain and nothing to lose by trying. 
Success is achieved and maintained by those who keep trying with a positive mental attitude” – Napoleon Hill

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."