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What we are passionate about

Serving clients for over a quarter century

Our firm specializes in design development of custom homes, duplexes and renovations on single building sites by practicing residential building design under Section 60 of the Architects Act of British Columbia. Projects are typically located on Vancouver's North Shore, the Sea to Sky corridor, and the Sunshine Coast of BC. Drawings are prepared using state of the art CAD technology. Our proccess is professional, uniquely different, and fun for everyone involved.

Why choose us?

  • Over 25 Years of Experience
  • Repeat Clients
  • Satisfied Customers
  • Free First Consultation
  • Local Zoning Competent
  • Part 9 BCBC Competent
  • Reasonable Fee Structure

Services

“The first step in exceeding your customer’s expectations is to know those expectations.” – Roy H. Williams

    Custom Home Design

    In our twentyfive years of designing houses, Rommel Design Ltd. has gained a solid reputation for functional, as well as sensible design of most all residential design styles. Our primary objective is to keep the building structure as simple as possible, so that you are able to allocate your budget to where you can see, feel, and live it! This is is successfully accomplished through careful listening to you, our client, and translating your wishes and needs into design concepts which exemplify their practical requirements within an imaginative building form. A Rommel designed home is an investment in quality. It will be a true statement of how you live and how you create a home! Many of our custom homes have either been nominated or received the coveted Georgie award over the years.

    Addition & Renovation Design

    Renovations contribute to a large part of our projects. Several of which, have won heritage design awards in West Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver. We typically require your survey, as well as as-built plans of the existing home to begin the process. Initially, a detailed replica 3d model of your existing home is developed. We then meet to obtain your wishlist of needs and wants. This establishes the architectural program which is then added to the model, before construction drawings can begin.

    3D Rendering & Animation

    Advancements in architectural software technology have made it possible to extract all required information to build your home from a single building model (BIM). Once this model is complete, and the neccessary details are added, it can be used to generate photographic images and video clips which display your future home in real time before it is built. Inside & out. These images are often easily manipulated to test different exterior finishing options. They have been extremely well received by our clients, especially those who struggle imagining the finished product by merely reviewing two dimensional floor plans & elevations. Examples of these video clips can be viewed on our Youtube channel

    Construction Drawings

    Construction drawings are a graphic, detailed, and written summary of the decisions made during the design process. They become the means by which design decisions are communicated to others including building officials, builders, subtrades and often lenders. A set of construction drawings should be complete, and coordinated. Complete, so that all of the information is included, and a full understanding of the project can be obtained. Coordinated, so that all information can be easily read and correctly interpreted. The drawings are considered complete when all of the information that your builder needs to turn your dream into reality is adequately displayed.

    Zoning Analysis

    There are many questions to be answered when planning to build your dream home or renovation. This well before you see sketches of floor plans or 3d renderings. Is there enough height to add a play loft over the kid's bedroom? How close can we build to our neighbour? We would like to have our bedroom beside that calming creek which came with the property? Is their enough room for a three car garage? We are often asked to visit the site prior to a purchase, create a zoning report, and try to answer most if not all of these questions.

Projects

"I like my money right where I can see it…my kitchen & ensuite." - Client

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St. Andrews

West Vancouver, BC

Ariello House

North Vancouver, BC

Bayridge

West Vancouver, BC

Beach House

West Vancouver, BC

Heron Manor

West Vancouver, BC

Bramwell

West Vancouver, BC

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Cherbourgh

West Vancouver, BC

Glenview

North Vancouver, BC

Grace Crescent

North Vancouver, BC

Marine Drive

West Vancouver, BC

Marine Manor

West Vancouver, BC

Mathers I

West Vancouver, BC

Millstream II

West Vancouver, BC

Ottawa I

West Vancouver, BC

Picadilly II

West Vancouver, BC

Rabbit Lane

West Vancouver, BC

Rosebery II

West Vancouver, BC

Rosebery I

West Vancouver, BC

Stevens

West Vancouver, BC

Wavertree

North Vancouver, BC

Whitby I

West Vancouver, BC

Alpine Court

West Vancouver, BC

Nicklaus North

Whistler, BC

Alpine Court

West Vancouver, BC

Edgemont III

North Vancouver, BC

Primrose II

West Vancouver, BC

Primrose II

West Vancouver, BC

Edgemont III

North Vancouver, BC

Rodgers Creek Place

West Vancouver, BC

Rodgers Creek Place

West Vancouver,BC

Primrose I

West Vancouver, BC

Wedgewoods I

Whistler, BC

Palmerston Reno

West Vancouver, BC

Bluebonnet

North Vancouver, BC

Burnaby Custom

Burnaby, BC

Ottawa III

West Vancouver, BC

University Heights II

Squamish, BC

Lions Bay Reno

Village of Lions Bay, BC

Nelson I

West Vancouver, BC

Tobiano Retreat

Kamloops, BC

Duplex II

Squamish, BC

Sunshine Falls

North Vancouver, BC

West Vancouver Custom

West Vancouver, BC

University Heights I

Squamish, BC

University Heights I

Squamish, BC

St. Andrews

West Vancouver, BC

Edgemont II

North Vancouver, BC

Kings II

West Vancouver, BC

Marine Drive Duplex

West Vancouver, BC

Burnage

North Vancouver, BC

Ottaburn

West Vancouver, BC

Baycrest

North Vancouver, BC

Millstream I

West Vancouver, BC

Millstream I

West Vancouver, BC

Southborough

West Vancouver, BC

Marine Manor

West Vancouver

Bramwell

West Vancouver, BC

Burhill

West Vancouver, BC

Stevens

West Vancouver, BC

Glenview Cresc.

North Vancouver, BC

Ariello House

North Vancouver, BC

Bayridge I

West Vancouver, BC

Mathers IV

West Vancouver, BC

Cherbourgh

West Vancouver, BC

Beach House

West Vancouver

Heron Manor

Village of Belcarra, BC

Mathers III

West Vancouver, BC

Alpine Court

North Vancouver

Wavertree

North Vancouver, BC

Beaumont IV

North Vancouver, BC

Edgemont I

North Vancouver

Picadilly

West Vancouver, BC

Dunrobin

North Vancouver, BC

Crumpit Woods

Squamish, BC

Moyne

West Vancouver, BC

Rabbit Lane

West Vancouver, BC

Sheridan House

Maple Ridge, BC

Ottawa

West Vancouver, BC

Oonchi House

West Vancouver, BC

Braemar

North Vancouver, BC

Belvedere

North Vancouver, BC

Rosebery II

West Vancouver, BC

Whitby I

West Vancouver, BC

Terry Cottage

Christina Lake, BC

Inglewood

West Vancouver, BC

Hidhurst

West Vancouver, BC

Whitby II

West Vancouver, BC

Bayridge Court Reno

West Vancouver, BC

Mathers I

West Vancouver, BC

Ottawa III

West Vancouver, BC

Parkside II

West Vancouver, BC

Thunderbird Creek

Squamish, BC

Radcliffe

West Vancouver, BC

Tall Tree Lane

North Vancouver, BC

Beaumont V

North Vancouver, BC

Chartwell II

West Vancouver, BC

Grace Crescent

North Vancouver, BC

Beaumont III

North Vancouver, BC

Kennedy

North Vancouver, BC

Ottawa I

West Vancouver, BC

Pemperton Heights

North Vancouver, BC

DWV-29th

West Vancouver, BC

Jefferson I

West Vancouver, BC

Sheridan House

Maple Ridge, BC

Ariello House

North Vancouver, BC

Katevatis House

West Vancouver, BC

Proctor Reno

West Vancouver, BC

Rosebery I

West Vancouver, BC

Tobiano I

Kamloops, BC

Thunderbird Creek

Garibaldi Highlands, BC

Maple Lane Reno

West Vancouver, BC

Inglewood

West Vancouver, BC

Duchess

West Vancouver, BC

Rodgers Creek Place

West Vancouver, BC

Tobiano Retreat

Kamloops, BC

Bluebonnet

North Vancouver, BC

Burnaby Custom

Burnaby, BC

Benbow

West Vancouver, BC

Bluebonnet II

North Vancouver, BC

Primrose

West Vancouver, BC

Squamish Custom

Squamish, BC, BC

Montizambert

West Vancouver, BC

Fromme I & II

North Vancouver, BC

St.Andrews

West Vancouver,BC

Terry Cottage

Christina Lake, BC

Government Road Duplex II

Squamish, BC

Wedgewoods I

Whistler,BC

Clifferidge

North Vancouver, BC

Nelson II

West Vancouver, BC

Baycrest

North Vancouver,BC

Chairlift Close

West Vancouver, BC

Joe has worked on multiple properties for me over the years - family homes, vacation homes and investment properties. He has proven to be prompt, responsive and reliable for every project. Joe does an excellent job of taking my rough ideas and turning them into a design that works for the space and suits my style, taking all the work off my hands. I would highly recommend Rommel Designs"

Giulio

West Vancouver, BC

"I used Joe Rommel to design my house, he is professional & knowledgeable in what he does. He would listen to my needs, style ,size, design & budget for the house & came up with it, and when we had to change or tweak a few things he did it no problem. Thank you for doing excellent job for us!"

Hamid Kamali

North Vanvouver, BC

"The Joe and Ruth team are the best! We have used them twice and I can not say enough good things about them, Highly recommended! We would/will use them again for sure. We have used them for both our dream house and our lake cabin."

Dean Terry

Squamish, BC

"We love and enjoy working with Joe Rommel for designing our home, he is an expert in his field. He is great in taking your needs and requirement for a home and turning it into a fantastic design. He is very knowledgeable in his craft and uses the state-of-the-art technology for his drawings. He is very easy to work with and extremely trustable. We highly recommend Joe from Rommel Design for any family who wants to have an ease of mind designing their next home."

Mehrnaz Tafti

West Vancouver,BC

"Rommel Design exceeded all of my expectations. They were extremely easy to work with and their final product and design was top notch. Highly recommended to anyone looking at designing a new home."

Shaun Toplak

Absolute Homes Ltd.
Kamloops, BC

"As a custom home builder, I rely on my designers to provide great designs that fit the client and the homes surrounding neighborhood. For that I can count on Rommel Design. Efficient, friendly and professional, Joe and his team are a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend them!"

Brian Wood

Artwork Homes Ltd.
West Vancouver, BC

"Just thought you should know, Lorne Jones the builder called me to say he was really impressed with our plans, "it was well thought out, had excellent flows, great use of space."

Saverio Spadavecchia

North Vancouver, BC

"Joe Rommel and his team at Rommel Design Ltd. worked with my wife and I through our renovation project in North Vancouver in 2011. Joe's eye for design and knowledge of the building process was instrumental in coming up with the exact design we were looking for and took into account the needs of our young family. From concept to building permit the entire team at Rommel Design was professional and hit the time line we required to get the process started. Joe also recommended our contractor and went out of his way to stop by the site to check on the progress of the job. We could not be happier in our newly remodelled home and would not hesitate to recommend Joe to anyone looking to renovate or build a new home."

Dave Hannah

North Vancouver, BC

"We have used Rommel Design Ltd. on several projects. Both - Commercial & Residential. They have superior knowledge with current building codes & city zoning bylaws. Also, they maintain a solid relationship with Professional consultants. IE: Structural, Geotechnical, & Enviromental. Communication, both written with verbal is excellent. I look forward in using Rommel Design in the near future!"

Neville York

North Vancouver, BC

"Joe Rommel provides first class design service and has excellent knowledge of the local design and building codes and zoning requirements. He also has a very refined taste for fine red wine."

Brian Boyd

Boda Construction Ltd.
West Vancouver, BC

"Our experience with Joe was very enjoyable from start to finish. I hired this company two times already ! Their knowledge not only of architecture but of the actual construction process itself, helped us to ask the right questions at the right time of mine( I am home owner builder) and the sub-trades that were working here in the house. Also, price is very reasonable! We would highly recommend Rommel Design for their innovative thinking, ability to listen and ask questions, and for the humor that they brought to the project. We enjoyed working with them and my family really love the house. Mahalo Joe!"

Jay Lee

West Vancouver

"I hired joe yo do a complete architectural drawings for a house I was building for my family. He did a fantastic job on time and on budget!"

Vic Nakhleh

West Vancouver, BC

"It was a pleasure working with Joe Rommel on my subdivision project. His attention to the details and his past experience in design helped me enormously presenting my application to the City of North Vancouver. I highly recommend his services and wish him good luck."

Behrouz Aghai

North Vancouver, BC

"We have used Joe Rommel for the design and follow up on several homes and found that his knowledge, experience and ability to listen is a great asset. Joe is able to transfer the owner's ideas and create beautiful space. We recommend Joe Rommel to anyone looking to design and build a new or remodel a home."

Orazzio Scaldaferri

West Vancouver, BC

The Designer

“Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.” – Steve Jobbs

Jochen E. Rommel

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Born in Baden-Baden and raised in Gaggenau, on the northern tip of Germany's Black Forest, Joe arrived on the West Coast of British Columbia in his early teens. After graduating with a Diploma in Building Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 1982, he participated in the early design development of Yaletown, one of Vancouver's old rustic warehouse areas, revived to a much sought after office, residential and restaurant district. As the local economic recession reached its peak in 1985, Joe spent the next four years honing his design skills with firms in Giessen, Germany, and Houston, Texas. Following his return to BC, and after a successful seven year stint with the Pella/Hunt Corporation as Territory Sales Manager, he started Rommel Design which since has evolved into one of Vancouver's most sought after single family residential design firms, having successfully completed hundreds of projects, large and small.

Contact

Let us know how we can be of service;

Locations:

North Vancouver, B.C.

Sechelt, B.C.

Call:

604-913-0103

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