From beginning to end, listening is the key to a successful project – but it’s particularly important when we’re establishing a new project. To help us gain a complete understanding of what matters to you, we use an expanded briefing process called the ‘Project Deep Dive’. As ideas evolve, we’ll explore the full and unique potential of the brief, site and budget, testing ideas and thinking to ensure the best solution surfaces. As the design develops, we maintain regular contact to ensure the design is perfectly suited to your needs.
Following the Project Deep Dive, we use traditional hand drawing and modern digital simulation tools such as VR to translate our understanding of your brief into a Concept Design. We do this because we want to know how a space ‘feels’ – not just what shape it is. These drawings can then be used to begin discussions with builders and quantity surveyors to establish an estimated build price.
Once a preferred solution is selected, we’ll work with you to align brief and budget. The Concept Design is delivered for a fixed price so you can budget accurately from the project’s outset.
We use Building Information Modelling (BIM) software and other innovative technologies to create the drawings and specification documents required for resource consent, building consent and builder pricing. We have close and continued collaborations with a number of building companies and consultants, and as the consultant team leader we will coordinate the information provided by each project team member.
Our knowledge of architectural technology and sustainability is underpinned by our teaching and research at the University of Auckland, School of Architecture and Planning, where both our Directors hold senior lecturing positions.
As an experienced full-service architectural consultancy, we can guide you through each stage of the construction process – from choosing the right builder to establishing the correct contract; administering the contract for the project and carrying out project observation visits to ensure the highest quality finish and technical resolution of your project.