The team at SZTUK Architecture is focused on turning your dream home into reality.
Our work is focused on modern, minimalist and simple designs. We work with clients to design homes that combine a modern aesthetic with all the comforts of home.
When we design a home, we look at different factors to reduced carbon footprint and provide cost savings.
One of the key objectives of our design process is to build a home that you love more each time you enter the space. We want to build a home that you crave when you have been away, and you can’t wait to return to a place that truly reflects you and your life.
Building a home from scratch is equal parts exciting and daunting. The team at SZTUK Architecture wants you to focus on the exciting while we manage and oversee every detail and every step of your project from design to the completion of your dream home.
The professional team at Sztuk Architecture is focused on working with you to bring your contemporarydream home into reality.
Tomasz’s passion for creation began at a young age, when he thought of himself as a sculptor, shaping objects out of play-doh, and later stone. Tomasz’s Grandpa, an artisan blacksmith who often worked on preserving important monuments, had a profound influence on Tomasz as it was through his Grandpa that he saw the need to preserve the old while incorporating the new.
He discovered his true passion lay with architecture, which offered a similar spatial experience to artistic work, but on a larger scale of creation.
Originally from Krakow, Poland (one of UNESCO World’s first 12 Heritage Sites) Tomasz has practiced in both European and Canadian settings, giving him a unique perspective on the fusion of the modern with the historic in his designs.
His travels to such faraway places as Italy’s Verona, (a personal favourite) that have helped inform his understanding and appreciation of sound urban design.
The professional team at SZTUK Architecture is focused on working with you to bring your contemporary dream home into reality.
Choosing the right architect is fundamental to turning your dream home into a reality. You are in trusted hands at SZTUK Architecture. Our team of architects, builders, trades, engineers and designers are ready to help you meet your vision and tackle any hurdles the project throws at us. The best way to find out if we are right fit for your project is to understand your vision for your dream home. The first step in this process is to contact SZTUK Architecture for an initial free consultation. Learn more about our process and how to turn your dream into a reality in Resources.
There are few things in life as exciting as building your dream home ‘from scratch.’ We approach each project by listening and collaborating with our clients so that we can turn your ideas of the perfect home into the place you call home.We make sure that every part of the process is handled so that one of the biggest investments in your life is safe, secure and a place you are proud to call home. Our team focusses on collaboration while guiding you through the process step-by-step.
“I am especially thankful for preparing the project drawings, making sure all plans got the approval of the City of Calgary, overseeing the contractor’s work, managing the project from start to finish. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for performing these tasks with highly professional manner.”
“I find working with Tomasz and his team to be a collaborative and efficient process, which in our experience has lead to quick turnaround in our design timeline and successful product introductions to the market. His architectural foresight introduces a unique and necessary element into our designs, which provides our team a distinct advantage in a crowded housing marketplace.”
"Over the last 12 years, Tomasz Sztuk and his team have continually provided unique solutions, sage advice and efficient services to my development company. It’s been my great pleasure to continue to work with him after all these years."
We base our designs on an understanding of the client's needs and objectives; the building site and its surroundings; and the historical and cultural context of the surrounding neighbourhood.
We love what we do and we like to share this experience and our passion with our clients.
High-end residential design begins with site selection. This article will explain how to choose the best spot to build your new home using smart sustainability planning.
One of the best things about a custom home project, and also the most challenging, is the huge variety of options to choose from. We can help you create anything you have in mind, but a client’s desires are sometimes limited to what they have seen in other homes. In this article, we will explore some of the more common, as well as the lesser-known customization options available to you. To help you build your dream project, we have created this Premium Home Features list to help you gather and evaluate ideas and concepts.
Taking the time to understand clients and their needs is the most important thing an architect can do to ensure the success of any residential project. Every custom home is as unique as the family who will live in it, so the architect must always begin by getting to know the family: their values and personalities, how they will use the home, what their daily lives are like. This article describes the importance of private and public spaces and how to allocate them according to the family’s needs.
Project Road Map: An overview of how we bring your dream home into reality
We listen, ask questions and investigate. We want to understand your vision for your dream home. We investigate local building codes, bylaws and area redevelopment plans (just to name a few).
This is where things start to get personal. We want to know how you will live in your home – from pets to laundry we want to know it all. We develop schematic (rough) designs of the site and floor plans of your dream home.
This is where we begin to design by the millimeter and polish and finalize all the designs and features of your home.
We develop detailed construction and drawings. We can even help you select the contractor and work with the City to get your building permit.
We break ground on your dream home and monitor all key building milestones. This is also when you finalize all the materials for your home from flooring to fixtures to cabinetry.
We review and correct any deficiencies of your new dream home and ensure that is move-in ready.
Pop the champagne the work is done. All that’s left to do is enjoy your custom dream home.
Tomasz Sztuk is a Calgary-based architect and urban designer who has lived and worked in the community for more than 25 years. He is invested in the creation and preservation of a city which allows for an eclectic mixture of uses, forms, and functions. As a true Calgarian, Tomasz has invested a generous amount of his time to various pursuits within the city. He has lectured with the University of Calgary, as the chairman of The City of Calgary Urban Design Review Panel, and is a current member of the Lakeview Community Association Development Committee. He established SZTUK Architecture in 2013 with a goal of focusing on quality architecture and urban design in Calgary and area.