Our experience with Memar was unfortunately not so positive. This was our first time working with an architect; we had some contact with Sean, but our main contact was a different person, who did the bulk of the drafting as far as we could tell. In the end, we got plans and a permit for a modest home addition at a reasonable price. On the plus side, plans were drawn up quickly, and when the City objected to some points, Sean dealt with City staff directly in a timely way at no additional cost to us. On the debit side, we were hoping for more design ideas from the architect with whom we worked directly, and some details were left to the builder to sort out, or for us to communicate to the builder. Also, following the development of a first draft of the plans based on a survey drawing of the property, there was initial resistance to making an on-site visit before completing the plans and submitting them to the City (which was quickly overcome, but still). Ultimately, it turned out that the plans contained errors that had to be addressed at an additional cost to us (e.g., measurements for stair height were, according to our builder, not to code and an extra stair had to be included). As well, we received conflicting information from Memar during the process (e.g., whether or not measurements of the home interior would have to be submitted to the City, which they ultimately did). The other reviews here are very positive and our experience appears to be an exception, but on the basis of it I would not work with Memar again.