Custom Home Manager

As a Chilean Architect with over 30 years’ experience across Canada and worldwide, Ignacio’s work has encompassed designing all styles and sizes of custom homes, renovations to existing homes, and tenant improvement projects. Ignacio’s education from Universidad de Chile and experience since, have developed his design philosophy; architecture is a beautiful art form, holding the balance to maintain well-being for its occupants.

He has overseen the development of multiple design firms where he not only enjoys creative work, but leadership in mentoring designers, and encouraging them to see their full potential. Ignacio practices ongoing learning, to keep his skills and knowledge current, exemplifying the notion that an ever-changing mindset is something that our industry must embrace. 

When designing for clients he knows that putting their dreams and needs first means that great ideas and innovative designs will follow. His ability to think outside the box has always helped them arrive at something really special and has put him at the top of his field. His calm and forward-thinking approach as well as his sense of humor give Ignacio a fun, confident demeanor that make him a pleasure to work with.

At SGDI Ignacio manages the Architectural Design Team – leading with expertise to ensure that the homes are planned in best possible execution of the clients’ vision, while ensuring that they fit the parameters required to clear all the hurdles involved in the preparation stages of the project – a most important part of bringing the home to life!

When he’s not having fun designing, Ig enjoys the beauty of the west coast, taking in nature while flyfishing and mountain bike riding. He also takes great pride and pleasure in serving others through his involvement with a disaster response team, his volunteer time and work as a responder aids worldwide environmental distress issues.

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."