Answering Your Questions About Architectural Control Compliance Body Content What is Architectural Control?Architectural Control is a process in which a licensed architect reviews and approves designs for the exterior appearance of houses. The Community Design Guidelines and other standards, such as the Development Design Guidelines (mostly Architectural Control Chapter VII) form the basis for this review. Why Architectural Control?Single-family homes (ground-related residential development) form a significant part of new development in Brampton. Current policies (including Flower City, the Official Plan, Development Design Guidelines) promote a high quality of built environment and of new development. Architectural control results in increased quality of built environment, communities with character and identity where various components (single-family homes, apartments, commercial and institutional development) create a whole, where the sum is larger than the parts. Who is doing Architectural Control?Licensed architects will oversee and sign off the work of various designers and builders for exterior appearance. What is the Control Architect’s role?Compliance and quality control for the Control Architect’s work, monitoring of the process and reporting. What is the City’s role?Compliance and quality control for the Control Architect’s work, monitoring of the process and reporting. What are the Architectural Control Guidelines for Ground Related Residential Development?A new chapter of the City-Wide Development Design Guidelines approved by Council in 2003 dealing specifically with provisions for exterior design of ground related residential development – single-family housing, singles, semis, certain freehold townhouses.