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More than drawings on paper

We know you’ve got a lot on your plate when starting a new project, so seeing exactly how your building will come to life is a vital step in the design process that works to dispel any concerns you might have. Yet feeling confident that a 2 dimensional drawing will turn out the way you envisioned it can be a hard ask. Not everyone has the ability to see a design (whether it’s the structure in full or the working details) jump off a page.

To give you a stronger understanding of our vision, alleviate any concerns you may have, and help you to see your project, we employ industry leading design software to create plans, 3D models and visualisations. These allow you to experience the space as it could come to life, while working to manage risk by providing accurate and consistent data for you and the contractors employed. Together, we can interrogate the complexities of the structure and if changes need to be made, our programs allow us to move with agility and efficiently keeping your project on track and on budget.


The intersection of ideas, the translation of a vision and the sharing of a process with minds wide open. Communication of desire and vision to the architect with ideas and experience to enrich lives, communities and the sustainability of our planet is what we promote from the very first time we chat. We want to understand what you want and how and when you want it achieved. This is a two way communication which we continue through processes to outcomes and results. We communicate in order to get your project right first time the way you want it.


Our process is based on translating your communicated vision to reality through analysis, design and delivery. Yes our analysis includes the site and its context but also so much more. We research the market for recent developments, explore ideas, research trends and appropriate “tools” to apply whether this be health and wellbeing, the environment or technology. These tools are constantly evolving and many new ideas are emerging whether it be workplace, the classroom, how we shop and recreate or how our cities, suburbs, dwellings and open spaces need to support people in day to day life. Our research is a vital and continuous part of how we work, what we communicate to you and how we process what you tell us.


Our communication and research will result in a brief which we can develop with you. Our design approach is holistic, a mind wide open response to the research and site analysis to which we have jointly contributed. We focus on human centred design to inspire, innovate and at the same time to produce feasible, viable and practical solutions fit for time and place. From masterplanning through to the detail resolution we remember that first chat and design to deliver your vision. We present our design in ways it is easy for you to understand and provide feedback, 3d animations of spaces, views, vistas, materials light and texture, we let you understand the impact of our design on sustainable living, and how interior and exterior spaces may contribute to health and wellbeing.


Design communicates intent. It is manifested in delivery. We understand and recognise that the building and placemaking will be undertaken by those who must interpret our documents and also understand the way you will use or live in what you receive. Through research we continue to evolve the way we deliver our designs to builder, drawings, specifications and technological content through a process called Building Information Modelling (BIM). We like to remain involved throughout delivery and early occupancy, assisting with interpretation and where you desire, managing the contract, liaising with you on progress to ensure your expectations and vision is delivered.

We create spaces that heighten how people experience positive sensations, emotions, and sentiments.


Level 1, 9 Havelock Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005

08 9485 2122

Monday to Friday 8:30 - 5:30

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