We are a small residential design firm in the Byward market area of Ottawa Ontario. Our creative group of staff provide residential and small commercial design services for a wide range of clients throughout Ontario. Our collaborative, client-focused design process results in projects as unique as their owners.

Constraint and Collaboration are the core to each of our projects. We don't think of constraints as barriers for our ability to innovate, we think of them as tools for creativity. Every project comes with many constraints. Every client has their own requirements, ideas, and budget. Every site has it's own boundaries, location, and context. Recognizing and combining these constraints drive ideas and originality. Identifying and responding to these constraints is a collaborative effort between ourselves, our clients, and everyone involved in the project. From conception to completion we encourage an ongoing open dialogue between everyone involved to ensure each project is delivered as intended.



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Steve founded Ardington + Associates Design in 2013 to focus on progressive design, research and education. Each project, regardless of it’s size is a chance to include the client in an exciting process and to lead his team of designers and engineers to create something completely tailored and unique. With a background in architectural offices as well as project/construction management, Steve considers himself well rounded in executing both the artistic and technical aspects of architectural design. Steve is devoted to creating healthier communities through design, with past projects including infill housing, rural homes, additions/renovations, office fit ups and restaurant designs throughout Ontario. A modernist at heart, his architectural ‘style’ can be considered a sliding scale from traditional to modern, with a consistent goal of creating a space that reflects the individuality of each client. Family, outdoors, travel, sports and a love for food are a few things that keep Steve busy outside of work.




Justin has been an architectural designer for over 5 years at Ardington & Associates.

His passion for design and interest in design software has allowed Justin to be a key role in our office. 



We are a full-service design firm. Below are some of the services we provide:

- Residential design (floor plan design, infill housing, renovations, additions of all sizes)

- Commercial fit up design

- Restaurant design

- Interior design

- Master Planning

- 3D rendering

- Feasibility studies

- Zoning analysis

- Building Code analysis

- Space planning

- Construction drawings

- Building permit applications



“We've had the pleasure of working with Steve at Ardington and Associates for several years. He is extremely competent, hardworking and professional. We trust him not only with most of our working drawings but also design assistance.” 

— Fred Carmosino - Maple Leaf Homes


"We had the pleasure of working with Steve Ardington of Ardington + Associates for our first development, 6 semi-detached homes in Ottawa's Est-end. Steve was very professional and his assistance and support throughout the project were greatly appreciated. Steve was always available when needed. He also listened to our comments/concerns and addressed the issues so to make our build easier. We are looking forward to working with Ardington + Associates again in the future as we were very satisfied with the final product." 

— Urbanworx Developments


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