Brett Sichello Design + Residential Home Design and Plans + Commercial Interior Design

High Performance Modern Home + Passive House Design

Brett Sichello Design is a residential design studio located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Our primary focus is on residential architecture with a modern aesthetic and performance driven approach. We are inspired by simple forms that result in high performance, intelligent buildings that reduce their ecological footprint by using significantly less energy and low embodied energy construction materials.

Our process is a collaborative one and each design solution is tailored specifically to the building site and client. Because our memories of places are inherently linked to stories we believe that a home that tells the story of a specific client, in a specific place, at a specific time enriches the experience and gives it a reason for being.


Current Work

Passive House Design and Plans

Rossland Passive House

Rossland's extreme elevation and snow loads are no match for the worlds most advancecd building methodology, Passive House.

High Performance Home Design

Stupka High Performance Home

A conventionally built house with amazing space, natural light and an Energuide 84 rating all with an airtightness rating of 1.25 ACH50.

Prefab Modular Home Design

Prefab Modular Knox

A high performance prefabricated modular home at the base of Knox Mountain over looking Okangan Lake. Who says modular can't be cool!


High Performance Home in the Woods

With 42 acres of raw land on the mountainside in Mission, BC, our clients along with Lacey Developments Ltd. contacted us to design a West Coast Modern home in one of the most amazing sites we have ever had the pleasure to work on. Douglas Fir, Cedar, Hemlock, stone, natural creek drainage and a sloping site are just a few of the elements that influenced the design. This high performance home includes advanced split wall assemblies, insulated foundations and natural daylighting and ventilation strategies.



Passive House FAQ

Triple Glazed Passive House Windows

Kelowna Lower Mission Residence Home Design + Interior Design

Radiant Floor Heating
Installation + Costs

The Stupka Residence
Contemporary Home Design + Planning

Vapour Barriers and Air Tight Building Envelopes