Doug and Ari, and their respective families had moved temporarily to Phoenix Arizona, to work at the headquarters for the development. Planners and Engineers tend to think differently from each other, (and often they don’t get along) but somehow the integration of the two disciplines resulted in a design and layout for Loreto Bay that was both efficient and beautiful.

So, Ari and Doug realized that someday they would like to work together on their own projects. A few years later they both moved their families to Victoria, BC, and did just that.

After acquiring design and construction experience in three countries we found an opportunity in the Canadian market for building a company that focuses on transparent partnerships with customers. Scala eliminates unnecessary expenses and construction fees and provides value engineered services at fair prices.

One of the primary philosophies of Scala is the Integrated Design-Build model (IDB), which allows us to optimize customers’ resources, minimize timelines, and maximize the net value of investments.

Meet Our Team




We believe in building homes that are designed for the families who will live in them. Our home builders are experts in their fields and are constantly innovating processes and home designs to make our homes fit the lifestyles of individual families. Detail and customization are essential in every home – including standards homes-. Even small changes or adaptations will make a difference in the way the house feels, reflects the owners’ character and personality. 

Our mission is to provide excellent customer service through quality,
efficiency, innovation, and sustainability.

  • Consistent communications
  • Consistent anticipation
  • Consistent delivery
  • Commit to best practices
  • Commit to continuous education
  • Commit to the details

  • Plan the work
  • Plan the risk
  • Plan the execution

  • Examine tested alternatives
  • Ground-proof proposals
  • Integrate expertise with experience

  • Build beautiful structures that last for generations
  • Build homes that care for their families
  • Build communities that give back to the world


The benefits of our Integrated Design-Build process

  • Integrated Design Build (IDB) consists of the owner, architects, engineers, planners, builders, project manager, and subcontractors in ONE open collaboration team.
  • Predictable processes that minimize errors, re-design problems, and change orders.
  • Agreements between architects and engineers, at less operational cost.
  • Efficient communication channels with a single point of contact.
  • Ability to customize sites conditions and as-built drawings if necessary.
  • Efficiency due to continuity from the beginning to the end.

Some organizations have been dedicated to developing best practices, credentialing and advancing acceptance of a project fulfillment system that utilizes a unique collaborative model that has consistently been demonstrated to impart a highly efficient and cost-effective means of completing projects on point, on time and on budget”.

Business World Magazine

“The design-build process has gained traction across the nation. Federal agencies, states, and municipalities now use design-build on projects like new roads, bridges, schools, and hospitals. In 2016, state transportation agencies reported more than 1,300 design-build projects, compared with 140 in 2002”

The New York Times, Dec 2016