HOW WE WORK
Embarking on a project can seem daunting due to the time and resources involved. However, understanding the process and partnering with an architect can alleviate concerns surrounding the unknown. This guide provides a clear overview of each step, offering valuable insights for clients. By familiarizing themselves with the process, clients can confidently discuss their projects with architects.
To facilitate this, we offer free consultations at our Mosselbay office or online, ensuring clients feel prepared and informed when ready to embark on their architectural journey. Our enthusiastic professional architects will consult with you on your unique needs to create your unique and ideal design.
“The dialogue between client and architect
is about as intimate as any conversation you can have,
because when you’re talking about building
a house, you’re talking about dreams.”
-Robert a. M. Stern
WORKING WITH YOU
The architectural profession operates within a structured 6-stage framework as outlined below. Each stage is carefully developed, focusing on specific key deliverables that provide the client with a clear understanding of what occurs at every step.
Considerable time is dedicated to each stage, ensuring a thorough examination of the particular step. This comprehensive approach guarantees the project's smooth progression, meeting expectations consistently. Clients have the flexibility to choose individual stages or specific groups of stages that best suit their requirements. We offer a complete service covering stages 01 to 06, encompassing the
conceptual phase, sketch plans, and on-site contract administration. Our fee structure for Stage 01-04, which covers the conceptual phase up to municipal documentation, is determined by a fixed rate, calculated according to the time and complexity involved. In the event that the allocated concept revisions for a stage are exceeded, an hourly fee will apply. For Stage 05-06, fees are calculated as a percentage of the final contract amount once the tender is awarded, and the final building cost is known. Clients can select either the partial or full service option. read about stage 1 - 6