Dreamcatcher Residential and Commercial Design
Dreamcatcher Residential and Commercial Design 


The mission of Dreamcatcher Residential and Commercial Design is to design tomorrow's architecture today. We combine modern and distinctive design with professional project management. Our broad portfolio of successful projects and accomplishments speaks for itself. 

 We bring to the table:

  • A clear understanding of architecture
  • A creative and experienced professional
  • Flexible project parameters
  • A broad range of products and services
  • Certified quality management

Dreamcatcher Residential and Commercial Design is a small company, in business for close to 20 years, and following the principle of the Dreamcatcher:

We will take your construction challenge, stream it through the web of the Dreamcatcher, let the bad parts fall to the ground and the good ones come to you.

Here is how we do it: After consultations with the client, we prepare schematic designs to be reviewed and discussed with the client. Based on the client approved design, we prepare, for the client’s review and approval, construction documents consisting of drawings and specifications, review statutes, regulations, codes and by-laws applicable to the design and where necessary review the same with the authorities having jurisdiction in order to apply for and obtain the consents, approvals, licenses and permits necessary for the project.


When requested, we could recommend contractors and do occasional site inspections.


I, Luminita (Lou) Serbanescu am a designer; studied at the Institute of Architecture in Bucharest, Romania, and graduated with a Diploma in Architecture.

            I have a BCIN registration that allows me to work with City Hall to obtain your permit.


I designed numerous new houses, additions, renovations. Beside the residential projects, I designed many small commercial buildings and a few bigger ones where I cooperated with registered architects. Please review my Curriculum Vitae for more details.


I enjoy the challenge of creating new spaces, of making it work and seeing my clients happy! 

The best feedback I received and will always remember was from the owner of renovated house who said: “You changed our life!”

Curriculum Vitae


www.residentialdesignottawa.com   luminita@residentialdesignottawa.com




                                         Diploma from the University of Architecture, Bucharest, Romania





                                         Association of Architects of Romania

                                         Registered under Section 2.17 of the Building Code (BCIN number)





Own Office                   Services: design and working drawings for new buildings, additions,

1983-present                 renovations, building permits, specifications, site reviews, furniture layout, kitchen design, landscape design and many others.  Also proposals, feasibility studies.

Using Auto-Cad to prepare construction drawings.


Projects: Lusa Bakery, LiquidGym in Ottawa, Eastern Orthodox Church, Renovation of Ottawa Baptist Evangelist Church, Award of Merit, 2004; Community Center for Seniors, Vanier. Award of Merit 1998.  Some of these projects were done in collaboration with registered architects.

Development of affordable homes in Texas; several new homes in Africa;

New Homes in Ontario, Additions, Renovations, Hotels, Restaurants, Offices, Stores.


Competitions:              Museum at Giza, Egypt;

Church in Ottawa;

Community Center in Vanier;

Fire station in Ottawa.


Schoeler & Heaton     Position: Architectural Technologist

Architects 1980-1983  Projects: Various government & military buildings,

Renovation of the Old Museum of Man, Renovation of Parliament Building, Senior Citizens Home, Co-op De La Salle, etc.


Institute of Architecture for the Agriculture and Food Industry (ISPCAIA), Bucharest, Romania

1976-1980                      Position: Architect, team leader of twelve.

                          Projects: Pilot Industrial Complex for Libya, Warehouses, Industrial and

                                       Office Buildings, Urban Planning, Design, Landscaping, etc.


University of Architecture, Iasi, Romania

1973-1980                      Position: Assistant Professor of Architectural Design. (Part time).


Institute of Architectural Research and Development, Iasi, Romania

1973-1976                      Position: Junior Architect

                                        Projects: Student Hostel, Rural Housing, Apartment Buildings, Schools,

                                        Medical Center, Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, others.




              Creative, flexible, versatile

              Enthusiastic and thirsty for knowledge

              Concerned with environmental issues





                                         English, French, Romanian.




                                       Painting, Drawing, Reading.


Want to learn more about our philosophy?

Please contact us at 613-726-8535 or use our contact form. 


Luminita (Lou) Serbanescu


Dreamcatcher Residential and Commercial Design





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