Melodi Zarakol Architect is a licensed architecture firm best characterized by clean modern design with bold graphic elements. The practice believes in producing a legacy of work that leaves a positive impact on its context through innovation, quality, and creative design. We believe strongly in tastefully standing out in a crowd.

Each project is unique and given individual care, attention, and evaluation; with its own set of parameters and challenges that will ultimately drive the design. We are known for our dedication, diligence and keen design sense and its steadfast application to delivering client needs.

Our work is respectful to the environment and context. We believe good design should add to the architectural fabric of the city in a positive manner and advances the design normative to a new datum. We believe good design integrates existing resources on site, whether they be existing structures, views, or natural assets. Ideally, we prefer to renovate existing over complete demolition wherever possible and feasible.

Architectural Services for a project may include:
·        Concept and Schematic Design
·        Design Development
·        Issued for Construction Drawings & Documents
·        Submissions to Authorities having Jurisdiction as applicable, such as:
+                    Preliminary Project Review/ Zoning Certificate Application
+                    Committee of Adjustment Application & Hearing
+                    Local Natural Conservation Authority
+                    Heritage
+                    Specialty Design Committee Regulation Application
+                    Building Permit Application
·        Interior Design & Finishes Selection of Materials
·        Millwork and Detail Design
·        Renderings and Marketing Materials
·        Light Fixture Selection and Layout
·        Plumbing Fixture and Appliance Selection
·        Furniture Design and/or Selection
·        Contractor Selection & Review of Contractor Pricing
·        Construction Contract Administration
·        Site Visits and Review of Construction Progress
·        Wayfinding and Signage
·        Branding, Graphic Design, and Art Integration

awards and credentials

+    registered architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA)

+    advanced professional LEED AP credential with Building Design and Construction specialty (LEED AP BD+C)

+ Master of Architecture (with honours), University of Illinois at Chicago

+ Bachelor of Architectural Science (with honours), Ryerson University

+ Henry Adams Medal of Merit, AIA Award

+ OAA Award

+ J.L. Beaton Award

+ Ted Libfeld Scholarship

+ Fiberglas Canada Bursary