Custom Home Designer

Stirling’s passion for home design started in high school. In grade twelve, his first complete house design was submitted for a class competition. After graduating from British Columbia Institute of Technology’s Architectural Building and Technology program, he secured a job in the residential home design industry right away, and has not strayed from this path in his career. Very early in his career, Stirling found a talented mentor. He was given many home design opportunities and refined his design and technical skills in residential design.

Stirling was inspired to start his own custom home design service which proved very successful. He has been involved in the creation of many beautiful custom homes, which has resulted in many award-winning projects. His past clients’ design projects number in the hundreds. Stirling has encompassed designing and drafting the full spectrum of building styles and types using numerous construction and framing methods related to single and multi-family housing. Working with many builders and tradesmen along the way, he has the added insight of combining creative design form, blended with functionality and efficiency.

His skills include custom home design, cad drafting, structural design, national building codes and city bylaws, computer programming, photography and the creation of 3D models. At SGDI, Stirling liaises with city building departments, the design team, and homeowners to ensure that plans submitted not only meet the clients design goals, but also meet the city bylaw and code requirements.

Stirling has a passion for exploring and has travelled the globe. He loves to stroll down foreign avenues studying every nuance of their architectural exteriors; always admiring and searching for inspiration.

“You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer
on the construction site”
– Frank Lloyd Wright

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."