We are a team of Carlo DiStefano and Neil Jaud.
We both come from a similar schooling background having done our master’s degree in Architecture at the University of Calgary. This consistent background along with our time working together in past firms has provided us with a strong consistent base to build our expertise and team relationship. We work with ease together and we feel this relaxed attitude translates to our work and relationships with our clients.
This union of Carlo DiStefano and Neil Jaud, combines the extensive knowledge we have both gathered over our years of practice and we offer our clientele vigour, fresh vitality and experience in all phases of architectural service delivery. We are committed to providing creative solutions driven by the essential needs, character and economics of each client group. DiStefano/Jaud Architecture starts each project from the viewpoint of the questions – What are the limiters and the opportunities? What is the purpose and function? How does the site fit within the realm of the community? In this way we build from an essence as a foundation to the project.
The Okanagan valley in which we work provides us with a setting full of inspiration. We instill our own experiences and influences from working across the country in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal to further inform our designs.
The microcosms present in the valley from the north to the south provide a diversity of context for us to work with. We are always growing and learning with each project, discovering more about the valley and broadening our perspective. We strive towards a refreshed understanding and seek to bring this growing experience to our clients. We believe in working closely with our clients and creating a comfortable setting for them to exchange their ideas with us as we build a design of shared ideas in team fashion to create the optimal solution for our clients.