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Michael
Custom Home Designer

From a young age Michael always had an interest in art and design; from creating structures with his grandpa’s carpet samples to designing and building tree houses in the neighbourhood ravines, there was always something to keep busy with.

After completing high school Michael was encouraged to learn a trade before jumping into post-secondary, which led to 5 years of steel framing and drywall installation. In addition to framing and boarding he also spent 2 years doing flooring installations which gave him a great deal of experience working with trades and developing a strong background in construction knowledge and practices.

In 2010 after moving from Saskatchewan to Vancouver, Michael enrolled in the Interior Design program at the Visual College of Art and Design where he earned his Diploma and went on to work for a residential design firm. What interested him the most while studying Interior Design was the space planning and drafting; this opened the door to continuing his education in Architectural Building Technology at BCIT with an emphasis in Building Code.

At SGDI, Michael is excited to see houses he has designed come to life and being able to finally have all the pieces of his studies and experience come together!

Michael is a member of the Building Officials Association and is working towards membership with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columba.

“The role of the designer is that of a good, thoughtful host anticipating the needs of his guests”  – Charles Eames 

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."