Architecture & Design
Many clients wish to develop a site for a multi-residential or commercial project but are unaware of what can be legally built on the site. We undertake feasibility studies for clients to assist in understanding what development can be located on any given site.
Some of the issues that we investigate include:-
- Local government planning legislation & zoning
- Site setbacks, GFA area allowances, height restrictions
- Site specific restrictions
- Mass and scale
- Overlooking and privacy requirements
- Car parking requirements
- Neighbouring property
Great design can vastly improve quality-of-life and the value of an architect in forming positive communities cannot be underestimated.
One of the most important elements of architecture is the ability to capture the “essence of place”. This refers to a site’s physical environs, climate, people, culture etc. All of these factors must be carefully considered when deciding how and what will be built.
Our company can provide a full service or selective serservices on architectural matters, which include: –
- Pre-concept and client brief preparation
- Site analysis
- Unique value proposition analysis of project
- Concept Design
- Structural and Services Consultant review and selection
- Design Development
- Consultant co-ordination and management
- Safety in Design reporting
- Sustainability and energy efficiency concepts
- Sun shading and shadow diagrams and reports
- Construction Documentation
- Contractor shortlisting and selection
- Contract Administration
- Project Management
- Post-contract Services
Practicalities and ergonomics are crucial in designing furniture and spaces that are attuned the human scale, ie. the dimensions and comfort characteristics we require. Colour and material selections also create moods and aesthetic look/feel.
We can assist with the following:-
- Pre design + briefing
- Concept design
- Project Cost review
- Design Development
- Tender Documentation
- Tendering / D&C construction
- Contract Administration during construction
- Post contract defects inspections
I’m not sure where to start. Can I chat with you?
You can either call us or email with your questions and then we can follow up with some details about how we can work together.
Can first home buyers use an architect?
If you have purchased a house and land package the developer will have standard homes that you will most likely need to choose from, but they may be flexible about that so speak with them before you finalise your purchase so you can be clear about what you can and can’t achieve on the land.
What is the process to engage in your service?
How much does it cost for an architect?
I’m not in Brisbane, are you able to work on my project?
With all of the great communication tools available to us these days conducting work remotely has never been easier.
We would commence discussions over the phone, email, skype, zoom or facetime to understand your project requirements, details about the site and how we can best work to achieve your vision and goals.
If required, travel to the site can be accommodated within the fees on an as needs basis and the remainder of the project including design meetings, tendering to builders and construction queries can be undertaken remotely.
We find if the details about the ‘how’ are discussed and agreed early then the project can run quite smoothly.