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Design Nine Architects was honoured and thankful to be nominated for the Venture Niagara Award at the 2017 Ruby Awards on October 20th.  Recognition was given for female entrepreneurs who have made advances to achieve business success.  

Summer special for the prime building and renovating season.  Contact us for a free consultation on your next residential or commercial project!  Design Nine Architects is an architectural studio operating in the Greater Golden Horseshoe specializing in modern and contemporary residential and commercial, architecture and interiors. We are composed of architects, designers, and interns.  We are passionate about what we do, love to design, collaborate, and problem-solve in the field.  

Two years ago, Gina Schafrick along with her husband and daughter decided to leave the city behind and move their family from Toronto to Niagara. As the owner and chief architect at Design Nine Architects, Schafrick also decided to move her business’ head office to Fonthill - the community she and her family have chosen to call home

Let me ask you think these kitchens are located in the same house?  The answer is YES!  As you can see, we can help you alter reality into your dream kitchen!

"As soon as he saw it, he was sold. The 3,500-square-foot house by Gina Schafrick of Design Nine Architects might as well have been tailor-made for them."

How an entertainment-loving couple lucked into the perfect North Toronto party pad

A home’s curb appeal can make or break a possible sale, but not all landscape and outdoor projects are worth investing in.

The demolition has now started and amidst all the destruction we are excited about the new plans for this Leaside house.  Tune in to see the transformation coming soon. 

Sebastien Centner is the director of Eatertainment, a hospitality firm specializing in catering and hosting special events. Sebastien loves to entertain and having a main floor — including office/den, kitchen, dining and living rooms — that is wide open brings energy to the space.  The house, roughly 3,500 sq. ft. was designed by Architect Gina Schafrick.  (

We look back on this summer fondly as we completed an exterior project together with Kiva Landscape.  Together, we crafted a backyard oasis with multi-level decks of stone and ipe wood, for an outstanding outdoor living space complete with soft landscaping elements. 

Design Nine Architects is pleased to announce our most recent commercial project completion at the White Oaks Resort and Spa in Niagara-on–the-Lake. On September 6, 2016, a new restaurant concept opened in the local resort called Grow Kitchen & Café. It took over the space that was known as the Starbucks café.

Spring is here and it’s time to clean and freshen up our living spaces.  You may be considering a move and would like to update your bathrooms in order to sell your home for top dollar.  Whether you are considering a renovation to sell or even to stay and enjoy yourself, be sure to set your budget accordingly.


Check out our website to learn more about us and see our latest project in Pelham -  a newly renovated home in the Shorthill Estates which was completely transformed and updated with the help of local trades and suppliers.