We approach each project as a unique undertaking, ensuring we provide a tailored solution for you.
We provide our clients absolute attention and maintain communication with throughout all stages of the architectural process. Our process includes separate milestones that ensures clear understanding for all parties. The documentation we produce reduces uncertainties or queries that may arise for anyone.
We are passionate about our profession and seek clients who share our enthusiasm for delivering successful projects.
Initial Meeting + Fee AgreementFrom our initial meeting, you will be provided an approximate estimate of timeframes. You will also be advised on pricing. This varies depending on your project size, we like to provide fixed fees where possible but some projects require an hourly rate to work to.
Establishing existing informationMeasure existing residential buildings (internal and external) Measure existing small commercial buildings (internal and external) Arrange site surveys of large land areas.
Feasibility Design StudiesEnsure your proposed design suits the proposed site before purchasing Calculate the maximum amount of dwellings / units / town house that can fit on your proposed site.
Concept DesignKitchen alterations Bathroom alterations Residential alterations and additions Small dwelling design (tiny houses, portable houses) Medium dwelling design (investment properties, rental accommodation) Large dwelling design (high end residential) Medium density multi-unit residential design Small commercial alteration projects (change of use, office fitouts) Small commercial new builds (auxiliary office space, commercial premises) Earthquake repairs
Resource ConsentsResidential resource consent applications Residential resource consent assessment of effects Resource consent architectural documentation.
Developed DesignArchitectural documentation for preliminary pricing External consultants information implementation into architectural documentation (structural engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, fire engineers etc).
Building consentsResidential building consent architectural documentation Small commercial building consent architectural documentation Residential building consent applications Smallcommercial building consent applications H1 Compliance documentation Building consent specifications Building consent amendment applications Building consent exemption applications
ConstructionSite observation On site variation documentation Procurement Joinery Design
Whenever feasible, we like to incorporate elements of the surrounding natural landscape into our designs.
Taking inspiration from the Scandinavian Nordic design style, we have an affinity for integrating natural timber, both internally and externally, into our designs. Timber, as a material, not only adds a touch of warmth but also enhances the overall ambience to any space.
We place great emphasis on collaborating closely with our clients during the concept phase to ensure they are satisfied with the final design before advancing to the subsequent stages of the architectural process. We consider the client satisfaction to be of the highest importance, as it is they who will ultimately be living and/or working within the space we design.
Our design philosophy is to maintain simplicity in the initial design stage and then refine as we progress.
While we still use traditional sketching techniques to create concept designs, we enhance our design using a computer aided design software known as Archicad.
Archicad plays a pivotal role in all stages of our work which assists us in all aspects of the design and drawing process, this could be as varied as three- dimensional renders, concept design or construction detailing. This software helps explain our design and provides the client with an understanding of how the proposed project will look and how it will be constructed before any on site work has commenced.
In addition to Archicad, we also use a range of online tools to assist us in our design and completing the required documentation, these range from calculating the heat loss within your proposed design to assessing how the construction of your house performs in different wind zones or earthquake zones throughout New Zealand.
Daniel is a member of Architectural Designer New Zealand (ADNZ) which keeps him up to date with new products, recent industry changes and proposed building code changes. The information that ADNZ provides us with helps us keep ahead of the ever-changing construction industry.