Michael S. Pawluk – Architectural Designer
I started working with my father, a house builder in Winnipeg, when I was 9 years old. He encouraged me to start designing houses when I was 14. As I was growing up, I worked in almost every facet of construction, learning from the trades, rather than from a book. By the time I attended university, in Environmental Design, I had already had a successful design practice for many years. After leaving university I graduated into much larger projects.
During my career I have designed over 2700 custom houses, several thousand builder plans, that were also copied and built repeatedly, more then a 100 multi-family projects, numerous apartment buildings, motels, hotels, malls and subdivisions. Later on I began to specialize in the design of faster and more economical building systems; light-gauge steel stud systems for mid and high-rise buildings, structurally insulated panel systems (SIPS), low-cost housing for needy families and emergency shelter replacement. Over the past 22 years I have been concentrating on environmentally friendly sustainable architecture in Canada and Costa Rica.
More than any particular style or expression, creative flexibility is fundamental to the designing a home. Each design results from the blending of the unique qualities of the site, and careful attention to the requirements and dreams of the individual client. The active collaboration with the client is required to balance need, desire, context, concept, detail and budget. The end result will be the culmination of all the above poured into an artistic form pleasing to the eye of the client and the environment at large.
All designs shown on this site are exclusively those of Michael. If you would like to consult with Michael to discuss designing a home for yourself either in our project or where ever you may already have property you can contact us through the comments section below which of course will not be publicly posted or call 6041-0718. We do work alongside and have done so for 13 years, a Costa Rican Architect, Oscar Villavicencio, who is registered with the College of Engineers and Architects. After your design is completed by Michael then that design is forward to Oscar who will prepare all the working drawings and complete your permitting processes as required.
Here is just a small example of designs created by Michael going from modest homes up to unusual mansions. Additionally of course the designs in the Model Homes section are all his designs as well. Where ever you see a blue link below the drawing that is a PDF that you can download and print or blow-up on your own screen to view at your own convenience.