TERRELL WONG - PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT B.ARCH. OAA
12 St Andrews Gardens, Toronto, CA
"We have worked with Terrell on 2 large whole-home renovations in Toronto. As a builder, it is refreshing to work with an architect that sweats the details and is conscious about best building practice. Terrell's drawings are informative and detailed, and she was always there if we had any questions. Plus, who doesn't love an architect who drives a motorcycle?"
Greening Homes Ltd. / October 2013
"We hired Terrell Wong of Stones Throw Design to do a complete renovation of our 100 year old home in a heritage district in Toronto. This required knowledge of the restrictions of working within the specific Heritage District Plan, and dealing with the various of regulatory bodies and groups involved(provincial, city, local) , which were many. Terrell's knowledge of the limitations of a home of this type and age, and how it could be brought up to current standards of efficiency (heating, etc.) were critical in producing the superb end result that we obtained.
She had a great understanding of Arts and Crafts architecture and design, and helped us make sensitive, beautiful and internally consistent decisions about alterations to the interior, while maintaining the original gestalt of the home. Alterations to the exterior were limited by the Heritage Plan, but she was able to guide us in approaches that maintained the facade but improved the efficiency of heating through replacement of windows with those reduce heat exchange but look very similar to the original windows.
She also designed a beautiful garden of native plants, with low-lying decks, that was now accessible from the back of the house and enclosed by the beautiful forest that was a feature we loved from the moment we first saw the house. Terrell was always prompt with her proposals, had an optimistic can-do attitude that was very cheering and encouraging throughout the process and was instrumental in helping keep costs to a minimum. She had great relationships with all people involved in the project, and provided timely reports and feedback to us as we went along.
The project was finished on time and on budget, which is a rare phenomenon in such extensive renovations. I highly recommend her and her company. She will not disappoint!"
Susan Richardson / June 2009
"We have only the highest recommendation for Stone's Throw Design. As a builder of energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings, working with an architect and designer who has extensive expertise and knowledge of energy efficient design opportunities and construction details without compromising aesthetic beauty is rare but essential to a smooth project and a happy client. Stone's Throw design brings these and many more assets to every project."
Fourth Pig Co-op / October 2013