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.  

Design Nine Architects comes with a background of more than 20 years in custom residential and commercial work. 

Design Nine Architects provides special attention to detail for all your projects from new construction and additions to interior and exterior renovations. We take care of the overall vision, outlining a scope of work, all design details and drawings, getting permits, and approvals, finding the right contractor to do the job.  We deliver viable solutions that generate value, style, and a sense of place. 

Design Nine Architects is committed to providing a full-service design experience as unique and diverse as the interests of our clients.




Gina Schafrick is the founding principal of the office, starting the office as sole proprietor. She originates from North Toronto where she began her career as an architect and designer.  At a young age, she was always interested in building, drawing, wood-working in the shop, and the transformation of a space under construction to the final finished product.  Her architectural studies in Italy informed her sense of design, and appreciation of all things beautiful.  Her modern aesthetic comes from within, born from an Italian lineage, and a true modernist at heart. 

She brings with her diverse experience in many aspects of the architectural field, having worked for furniture companies and architectural practices alike.  She prides herself in being detail-oriented, focused, approachable, and a true professional.  She brings many of the right players to the table to make each project a success.  

She is a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (MRAIC).  



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