about SCALA DESIGNS

Scala (‘skala) translation feminine noun (Italian):

  1. Scale
  2. Stairs, ladder, steps

Taking inspiration from the timelessness of scale and proportion, we strive to ensure that Scala is in everything that we do. From working with our clients to help determine the correct scale of project, clearly outlining the scale of scope, through to creating breathtaking, well-proportioned and scaled designs that are equally functional, all within at set budget, culminating in clean, clear and scaled construction drawings.

advanced. design. philosophy.

Starting from a young age and a passion for building detailed homes with LEGOs; children’s toys quickly evolved into sketching homes on graph paper and then designing dream homes for all of his family members, SCALA DESIGNS’ Principal, Brandon Cardone spent much of his childhood deeply entrenched in the architectural world.

As he grew older, his passion for architecture began to take him abroad, exposing him to classical, good design throughout Europe, Asia,

North and South America as well as Oceania, allowing him to pull inspiration and worldly character into his designs. And from this, the concept of Scala really began to take shape; regardless of whether it’s the impressive, palatial proportions of churches and chateaus or the cozy human scale of ancient farmhouses, yurts or narrow alleyways, the proportions of a space or structure must remain balanced in harmony.

Having been recognized with a first place finish in the Secondary level of the Alberta Skills Competition for Architectural CADD, and later a third place finish at the national level, he knew

that his passion was destined to become more than just a hobby. Once enrolled at SAIT, one of his designs garnered a third place award for the SAIT Student House Design Competition, sponsored by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association – Calgary Region. More recently, his designs have graced the pages of the Home Planning Book as well as having been awarded the Best Residential Architectural Design Company 2019 – Calgary, and Best Residential Design Project (Alberta) by Build Magazine.

Prior to having started SCALA DESIGNS, seven years were spent working at a prominent Calgary area home builder where he was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to design everything from starter, move-up, and estate stock plans through to multi-million dollar custom residences. This experience allowed for cultivating and honing Brandon’s skills while being exposed directly to the cost side of design, allowing him to be able to help guide his clients through the design process within budget.

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