Understanding the services an architect can
offer is important. It is key to realising the
goals of each project however big or small.
The following is a range of services we offer
and each stage demonstrates the process.


SKETCH DESIGN STAGE
The first step is to listen and understand the
client’s needs, establish a brief including the
client’s budget.
The next involves investigating the site and
regulatory requirements. The third entails
creating an overall design that encapsulates
these requirements while taking into
consideration planning issues, good design
principals relevant to spatial configuration
and orientation including incorporating
environmentally sustainable design principles.
S E R V I C E S
DEVELOPMENT MODEL
EXISTING CONDITIONS PLAN
CONCEPT PLAN

CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION
This step involves the preparation of working
drawings, specifications and schedules that
draws together all aspects of the project
including the technical. Through out this
stage we coordinate and work in closely with
consultants who bring in expertise relevant to
structure, mechanical and electrical. The
number of consultants is generally
determined by the nature and scale of the
project.


CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
The aim of this stage is two fold. The first
involves advising clients of suitable building
contracts and selecting a suitable builder,
either through tender or by negotiation. The
second involves administering the project
through the process of construction in
accordance with the contract documents.

We as the architect will act, as agent to the
client and carry out periodic site inspections,
issue instructions to builders’, certify
payments and comment on quality and time.
We believe running a project smoothly is
ultimately important in realising a successful
project outcome in terms of overall design
and cost.

TOWN PLANNING
Some projects may require town-planning approvals depending on
locality, site area and type of project. This involves preliminary
discussions with town planners, to fully understand local council
guidelines, neighbourhood planning strategies and overlays. The
next step entails resolving the design and developing submissions
that respond to the above while maintaining client objectives. We
believe a collaborative process interested parties ensure a smoother
outcome.


DETAILED DESIGN
The aim of this stage is to look at all aspects of the project in detail
in terms of aesthetics and functionality. It involves carefully
designing cabinet work in kitchens and wet areas in terms of client
preferences, considering materials and finishes, looking at colour
selections, type of lighting, fittings and fixtures, methods of heating
and cooling etc.