overview of craig elliott architect


I am an architect with a passion for well-designed residential architecture; especially projects that not only realize their full potential, but also exceed the owner’s visions & aspirations.

I just love what I do; I love designing, and helping people realize their dreams.

What interests me most in a project has nothing to do with its’ budget nor its physical size. What I thrive on are situations where the owner recognizes the value of professional input, and is striving for a well-conceived, well-designed project - one that goes well beyond merely meeting functional needs.

I take great pride in each and every one of my projects, always aiming to produce the highest quality work.



I received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carleton University School of Architecture in 1986.

In 1991, I established a small architectural practice to specialize in the design of one-of-a-kind private residential projects – homes, chalets, cottages, and boathouses (including additions & renovations).

I provide architectural design services for projects primarily in central, & southwestern Ontario (Canada). This includes the cottage & recreational areas of Muskoka, Parry Sound, Georgian Bay, Simcoe, Haliburton, the Kawarthas, Lake Huron, and Lake Erie.

My design practice has been privileged to attract clients from numerous areas of the province, parts of Canada & the United States, as well as from overseas.

I am a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, I am certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, and I am registered for the OAA Building Code Designation System (BCDS) for ‘House’ (MMAH / Bill 124).

I reside in southern Ontario with my wife, Corrina, two young daughters, Teigan Lan & Liv Shao, & our furry friend, Meg.