Dedicated to Design Excellence

Caricari Lee Architects Inc. is a Toronto-based architectural practice with over 30 years of professional experience.

With a diverse range and depth of architectural specialties, we continue to provide our clients with the highest level of design expertise and customer service.

Our portfolio includes everything from residential renovations and additions to commercial, industrial, institutional and multi-unit residential building projects, and more. We pride ourselves in our ability to give each project personal time and attention.



Contemporary Architects

While every job is different, we approach it with the same passion, energy and design ethos. We are contemporary – modern – architects meaning that, whether building a new house from scratch, altering or renovating a house or adding a basement, our designs maximize the potential for light and space, connect ‘inside and out’, and combine old and new.

Green Design

As well as enhancing wellbeing, our architecture respects the environment. We are ‘green architects’ in the sense that we create buildings that harmonize with the site’s natural features and have minimal impact on the environment. Our approach varies depending on the project and the client, but typically includes specifying high levels of insulation, renewable energy solutions, rainwater harvesting and conservation systems, and, where possible, ‘green’ building materials.

Modern Sustainable Architecture

Regardless of project type, site or budget, whether you are looking for an architect to design your new contemporary house, an extension to your existing building, a luxury basement, pool, or outdoor living space we will work with you to create modern, sustainable architecture for easy 21st century living.

Joe did an amazing job combining and reconfiguring two penthouse condo units for us. He has a natural ability to maximize the most efficient use of space and blend the interior elements with the existing structure of the building. He works in a collaborative way with the client and other trades. He is conscientious and completes the project in a cost effective and timely manner. This was the second project we have worked on with Joe.

Martha Coles· Toronto Homeowner

I’ve been in the business for 20 years and have worked with many architects.  I can honestly say you guys are the most user-friendly and responsive architects I’ve ever worked with. Looking forward to doing more business with you guys in the near future.

Keith Jebodsingh

 Joe Caricari was available as a mediator between me and the contractor over the length of the construction. I found Joe to be an excellent architect and very effective in solving problems (inevitably) encountered during an extensive major home renovation. The words “knowledgeable, trustworthy, calm, reliable and available, good esthetics” apply well. I came out of my renovation very happy with the solutions we found to the particular problems of my property.

Homeowner· Toronto

About Caricari Lee Architects

Caricari Lee Architects Inc. is a small, client oriented architectural practice consisting of seven professional individuals who are very committed to the practice: 3 licensed architects, 2 senior technologists, a graduate architect and a designer/assistant.

David Lee and Joseph Caricari are both licensed architects who are always available for questions, to make any clarifications, or perform any work needed by clients to achieve their vision. Their successful firm has been operating for over ten years and they are committed to servicing their clients for many, many years to come.

Joseph and David not only understand architecture, they understand the mentality of the developer and builder. They value engineer their projects throughout the design and save clients more money in the construction phase because of their approach to design.

How to Hire an Architect?

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