The biggest advantage of working with an Architect is the focused attention of a design professional working on your particular building site and with your individual needs. As every project is individual, challenging sites are not a problem. Sloped blocks, limited space or strict planning regulations are all issues where I can help. A thorough design process can find value in the property you have.
Briefing & Sketch Design
The early stages of any project are focused on establishing your requirements and I feel it is important not to rush through this process. I allow time in the Briefing and Sketch Design stages to discuss what you need and the best way to achieve it.
A custom designed house is unavoidably more expensive and demolition work or complicated site works can significantly add to costs. A good brief helps us identify your priorities and establish what is achievable with your budget.
Communicating my ideas clearly is important so all projects involve 3D modelling as part of the design process. My services are broken down into stages, from your initial ideas, through Council approvals to construction and my aim is to make this process as smooth as possible.
A new build home is an exciting project, and I love to work with clients who are looking for something personal that enhances their lives. Designing on a challenging site or with a particular focus, such as sustainability or long term adaptability, is when some of the most satisfying solutions can be found.
Working with an existing building, be it residential or commercial, has its own set of challenges and opportunities. Much of the Briefing process is spent focusing on what works in the existing structure and identifying where value can be added. As budgets are often tight, focused spending that makes the most of what you already have is ideal.
Even small-scale commercial, retail or educational projects are subject to a myriad of legislative issues that benefit from the involvement of an Architect. Accessibility, fire safety and energy efficiency are all areas where I have experience and I will work collaboratively with other Consultants to ensure the project runs smoothly and meets these legal requirements.
Every project starts with a meeting to discuss your project and to determine the level of service you require. A full description of my design process can be found here and I am always happy to discuss what I can offer for your project so please get in touch.