About

Foreshew Design Associates

Foreshew Design Associates (FDA) is a growing team of experienced architectural, interior and structural design professionals located in Port Carling, Ontario. The projects that are designed within our boutique firm reflect our dedication and passion for developing luxury vacation residences (VS. designing luxury residences) locally as well as abroad.

By founding the firm in a location of such unsurpassed natural beauty as Muskoka, FDA is constantly being inspired and reminded to integrate the structures they design within their natural surroundings.

FDA is aware that each project retained brings with it a unique challenge. This opportunity allows us to create compelling architectural, interior and structural design solutions that result in aesthetically pleasing spaces for our clients to enjoy.

Our Team

Our talented group of diverse architectural, interior and structural designers

are committed to excellence in design and are highly responsive to the needs of our clients. By mixing our construction expertise with the care that our projects demand, FDA is confident in creating something amazing for our clients.

Alex Foreshew

Principal

As founding principal of Foreshew Design Associates Inc, Alex takes great pride in both the work of his firm and his team collective. He is dedicated to creating extraordinary projects that are influenced by a relaxed lake lifestyle blended with an active mountain culture.

With several years of experience, Alex strongly believes a foundation of on-site construction experience mixed with a healthy knowledge of architectural style, aesthetics and creativity breeds excellence in design. Alex’s work ethic, motivation to push the boundaries and positive attitude towards change ensure FDA’s clients receive the best service imagined when it comes to planning and designing their project.

Mark Rustan

Structural Engineer, P. Eng.

Mark Rustan is a Civil/Structural Engineer with 18 years of consulting experience. Over the last ten years, he has focused on the design and analysis of civil/structural systems in the construction field. Experience in both engineering design and construction services have made Mark an industry leader in structural design.

On the various projects he has been involved with, he has received commendations from staff, owners and field technicians for work quality, contributions and commitment to solve problems efficiently with a practical approach. Mark is a good team player, always open to new challenges and working towards finding the best path forward.

Andres Ponce

Project Designer

Originally from South America, Andres is an Architect that comes with a dynamic perspective of the business. He brings new and exciting ideas to the firm that incorporate sustainable options and a modern design vision that complements Muskoka living.

Andres has worked in three different countries and developed a reputation for excellence in the management and delivery of projects that fully respond to client needs. His 15+ years in the millwork industry combined with his building design skills make the perfect combination to understand all aspects of the project.

Andres is passionate about design and continuous learning, with a curiosity  for the unknown and daring to try new things.

James Suttak

Project Designer

Following his passion and desire for an outdoor lifestyle, James moved to Muskoka in 2017 after graduating from the Architectural Technology program at Sheridan College. James was intrigued not only by all his fishing spot possibilities, but also by the variety of architectural styles and the sense of community in the area. His passion for architecture comes from his combined interests of science and art. Always striving for excellence, his strong foundation and understanding of building science, building technical design and construction plays an important role here at FDA.

Ron Harrison

Project Designer

Growing up in with a background in the construction industry, Ron is an Architectural Technologist with seven years of experience that provides an abundance of knowledge in building practices and assemblies. He brings a new perspective and a hard work ethic to the firm. Being BCIN certified, he provides insight and wherewithal to safe and compliant design practices.

Ron worked in the building side early in life, before graduating from George Brown College. After graduating, he worked in interior design & project management for high rise construction. Five years ago, Ron moved to Muskoka to focus on residential design.

He is hard working and always willing to learn. Ron provides FDA with experience and awareness to guide projects smoothly to completion.

Kristi Van Delft

Project Designer

Originally from Aberfoyle, Ontario, Kristi’s passion for interior design and architecture started from a young age. She began pursuing design at Carleton University and studied abroad at the University of South Australia where she graduated with a bachelor and master’s degree in Architecture. Her studies, along with practical experience in the workplace, expanded her understanding of conceptual design and building science. Post-graduation, Kristi moved to Muskoka with her partner to design within cottage country and uses her time submerged in Australian design to influence her personal and professional style.

Joe Ayrheart

Project Designer

Kenzie Morris

Office Administrator

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