about us

Creative Design Engineering ProjectsCreative Design & Engineering was established in 2002 to provide design and engineering services in the field of architecture.  CDE provides full service from conceptual design through to permit and construction ready drawings.  This includes all drawings required for a building permit, structural engineering, HVAC design, plumbing design, and site plans.  We have developed projects of all sizes from garages and  boathouse to 10,000 ft² cottages and small commercial buildings.

Principal, Designer & Engineer: Dan Christian, B.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Dan graduated from the University of Toronto’s mechanical engineering program in 1991.  He spent ten years working as an engineer designing heavy machinery and automotive parts.  These years formed a solid understanding of structures, which provided invaluable knowledge in designing complex architectural creations.  In 2001, Dan attended Ryerson University’s Continuing Education program to further his education in the field of Architecture.  Upon completion of the one-year program, Dan worked with a local Architect, Duncan Ross, for a year and a half, gaining valuable experience in the architectural field while starting his own firm.  In 2004, Dan began working full-time as Creative Design & Engineering to pursue his passion for architecture while still utilizing his engineering experience and knowledge.

Associate, Designer: Gerrit Hoekstra

Gerrit graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at Mohawk College in 1997.  For ten years, he utilized his engineering skills as an OEM Product Designer in the automotive industry before Joining CREATIVE Design & Engineering in 2007.  While mechanical engineering has always been a fascination, he has found his real passion in architectural design.  Gerrit is a creative designer and problem solver who brings a unique perspective and high level of detail and organization to each project.  He enjoys the challenge of creating a stylish and unique design while maintaining a practical, functional layout.

the design skills to create beautiful buildings + the technical knowledge to make them a reality

A company specializing in the design and engineering of commercial & residential buildings: from concept to full 3D rendering.

Dan Christian, P.Eng., Designer, Engineer