• How We Lead

    One of our core philosophies is to be a leader in all that we do. We are the #1, and fastest growing specialized provider of architectural control services in North America. Invite us to come share our passion for building standards & their impact on the dweller experience.

  • Real Estate approvals in general are a 'black box' process – and the practice constrains tens of billions of dollars in economic development every year in North America.

    Whether it is an approval for architectural controls, land use, building or development permit – builders & developers frequently submit project plans into a dark process with ambiguous standards and uncertain timing. The costs of this approach range from abandoned sales to chronic & costly delays.


    We are committed to changing this – and we begin with transparent, responsive & unambiguous architectural approvals. Here is how we do it, and what makes us stand out well above the crowd.




  • Why we are the best choice

    Here are 10 reasons why E2 is an exceptional choice for your architectural consultant and advisory firm.

    Getting to Yes

    We all share the same primary goal

    The job of the architectural consultant is to help get each home, multi-family or commercial building in the ground without delay – and without compromising the standards established to protect the value & living experience for all, without prejudice.


    Our role in helping to envision architectural standards and execute compliance reviews is informed by extensive experience in both home building & land development. We understand the economic importance of getting to yes efficiently & predictably and take on the role of impartial, collaborative and creative arbiter. Standards must be clear, unambiguous and be applied consistently & fairly. We cannot create precedent outside the standards established, but we can work hard to meet the financial & practical constraints facing every build. This is our commitment in Getting to Yes.

    We Are Specialists in Architectural Controls

    A specialized focus is the pathway to mastery

    Back in 1983 we chose the path of specialization. Just like then, architectural standards & controls is not a sideline for us – it is our deep & resonant passion. Generalists or those for whom architectural Standards are a sideline can never achieve the level of performance, consistency and quality that we do.

    Turnaround Speed

    We delivery approvals in hours, not weeks

    Not only do we continue to improve transparency, but we continue to work hard to drive the consistent turn times of all of our approvals. We measure turn times in hours, not days or weeks – and our standards have become the benchmark by which others are measured. When last measured our average turn times are currently 1.4 business days for architectural approvals.

    Design Sensibility

    Compliance is not just about rules

    The field of architectural controls attracts players for whom creating & following rules is core to their nature. We recognize the need to balance clear standards with a creative & fluid sense of design that expresses the overall intention of the Design Guidelines we help to articulate.


    We understand how building material requirements can add beauty or look desperately out of place. We understand how the placement of each building on its site can create a sense of comfort and place for everyone – or how it can cast a shadow and disrupt livability for adjacent occupants. Our role is not just compliance – but creative application of design guidelines to create the maximum quality of experience for all residence in any built environment.

    Bench Strength

    Many hands make short work.

    Despite the young and dynamic leadership team that now heads E2, our talent pool contains over 130 years of specialized experience. As the fastest growing and largest specialized firm of our kind – we are steadily adding talent. This ensures that there is never a delay, and that there are layers of backup. And, we all know that responsiveness can mean the difference between starting or stopping a building project.

    Purpose-built Design Standards

    We help ENVISION the standards that reflect the needs -- not our preferences.

    We work with municipalities, developers & HOAs to identify the suitable level of distinction and complexity of their architectural standards for buildings and features through their jurisdiction. We bring our depth of experience and listen careful to the objectives of our clients to arrive at the overall vision. It is then our primary job to convert that vision into clear, unambiguous and easily interpreted architectural design standards.

    Customized Service Levels

    There is not one-sized fits all level of service for any project.

    Every project is different. If we are engaged to conduct approvals for any project we tailor the structure of each engagement to provide all, but no more requirements than what is essential to meet the project goals. Architectural approvals can include full, partial, cursory or no review of:

    • Building colors;
    • Materials;
    • Siting & setback requirements;
    • Land-use bylaw compliance;
    • Grading requirements, and;
    • Other codes & regulations as needed.

    24/7 Support Center​

    Our approach is responsive, uncompromising, collaborative & fair.

    Builders and their Sales Centers don’t work office hours, so neither do we. We take our commitment to Getting to Yes seriously enough that we created an Operations Support Center that is at work when Builders need us. When a sales transaction or construction schedule is on the line – so are we.

    World Class Systems

    Our software systems are in use in over 300 jurisdictions in North America

    E2 has recently invested over $1.3 million dollars in proprietary software systems that deliver unparalleled transparency, control and data insights. We continue to investment in leading edge tools and the effective processes they enable.

    Reason #10

    We are the last difference

    Like you, we are driven to realize the full potential in all we do. Let's talk.

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From E2.associates at September 2019

Terms of Service (& Code of Conduct)
Last Updated October 1, 2019

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