We are Peake Design

After more than 30 years as Chesapeake Uncommon Design, we’re pleased to reintroduce ourselves as Peake Design Group.

At Peake Design, we see things differently. We believe that beauty and function can be found in almost everything, and that it’s our job to harness that inspiration for your benefit. We separate ourselves by pursuing a higher level of design, planning, pre-construction preparation and project management practices. We believe that good design takes effort and communication, and our process reflects that. We believe in our role as a stakeholder and partner, and believe those roles lead to the ultimate success of your project. Leadership, mutual respect, transparency, and the pursuit of excellence fuel our exceptional customer service.

We are a team of architectural technologists, interior designers, and project managers passionate about creating spaces that live and work well. We are natural explorers and keen problem solvers. We value creative challenges and purposeful solutions.

Design 100%
Drafting 100%
Project Feasibility 90%
3D Rendering and Visualization 80%
Project Management 80%
Services Offered


Space planning, concept development, design development, site layouts, interior and exterior design, material boards and finishing selection.

Services Offered


Production of permit documents (DP, BP), tender and construction drawing sets. Other drawings as necessary which may include electrical plans, interior or exterior details, and architectural specifications.

Services Offered

Project Feasibility

Review and evaluation in early planning stages of different factors and potential impacts on the project.

Other Services

3D Rendering and Visualization

BIM (Building and Information Modelling) and use of Revit software to allow for efficient integrations. These models allow us to accurately communicate design ideas, and makes it easier for our clients see and assess the designs.

Project Management

Coordination and management of project contracts, timelines, resources and milestones.

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Years Experience
Projects Completed
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Selected Projects

High River Mixed-Use

Commercial, Exterior, Mixed-use, Residential, Retail

Mackenzie Lake Residence

Interior, Renovation, Residential

Priddis Residence

Build, Exterior, Interior, Residential

Calgary Retail Store

Commercial, Interior, Renovation, Retail

Calgary Restaurant

Hospitality, Interior, Post & Beam, Renovation

Millarville Residence

Build, Interior, Post & Beam, Straw Bale

Meet Our Team

Ken Staves


Ken has operated Peake Design Group, formerly Chesapeake Uncommon Design, for over 30 years. He filled a number of construction related roles for 10 years prior. He is motivated by the process of discovery, working towards the best outcome for his clients. He is committed to collaboration and a team effort. He enjoys spending time with family, especially with his new grandson.

James McKinnon

Architectural Technologist

James was born and raised in Calgary, earning his Architectural Technologist diploma from SAIT. He is interested in architectural drafting, BIM development and data management, and is our in-house Revit specialist. He spends his weekends rock climbing in Calgary’s beautiful rocky mountains.

Leslie Churchill

Office Manager

Leslie has been with the team for five years. She fills many roles from keeping our books organized to supporting our staff where ever possible. Like the rest of the team, she’s a natural problem solver.