“TIME becomes a precise place where to think about a form”

Enrique Miralles architect
1955-2000

professional services

 

designing green offers all core architectural services.

We invite you to contact us to discuss your ideas and your project, or if you have any questions about our services or how we work.

Consultations and professional services fees will depend upon scope, size, & complexity of each project, and will always be tailored to suit each project.



designing green architecture provides the following services that form the process to guide you through from the start of your building project to the completion:

 

1 consultations:

- assist clients in defining scope of work and directions, pre-purchase site and buildings appraisals
- initial consultation onsite is the chance to meet and have a conversation about your project.
- following our meeting, a proposal of services and fees will be submitted for your approval.

2  concept design:

pre design assessment: establishing the design parameters
- meetings with clients
- site assessment and analysis
- brief development
- ecologically sustainable development-ESD  guidelines
/ solar passive design principles
- authorities and regulations
- review of project budget

design concept: exploring options
- meetings with clients
- implantation on site
- diagram of areas, masses, volumes and levels

selected concept design development
- meeting with clients and assessing directions
- assisting in specialist consultants appointment
- refining brief
- development of concept into preliminary  plans sections elevations

3  design development

developed design
- refining  design
- initial drafted plans sections elevations
- meetings with clients
- meetings with consultants and coordination of information
- review project budget
preparation of drawings required for development application submission

4  development application

preparation of documents for development application submission
- gathering documents and reports from specialists consultants
- writing SEE- statements of environmental effects report
- lodging the development application at council
- following application progress

5  construction documentation

development of design and drawings focusing on details, and construction details
- meetings with clients
- preparation of construction drawings and details
- preparation of wall elevations and joinery details for kitchen, laundry and bathrooms
- preparation of architectural specification
- schedule of finishes
- meeting and coordination with structural engineer and other specialist consultants
- completion of drawings and documents for the purpose of CC-construction certificate approval

6  contractor selection

provide recommendations to the clients on the preferred method of building contractor selection:
- tender
- negotiated offer

7  contract administration/pre-construction

pre-construction:
- prepare the contract documents for signing

construction:
-report regularly to clients
- visits to building site
-review of builders progress claim and record keeping

post construction:
- defect liability period
- issue of final completion certificate

additional architectural services project specific

- interior design and colour consultancy
- feasibility studies
- record documents: survey of existing building and detailed measurement
- development application negotiation

We invite you to contact us if you wish to discuss your project or have any questions.