Prior to the Design Diagnosis, we invite you to complete our briefing form. We want to know your aims, ideas and expectations for your property. We will then absorb this information before the Design Diagnosis takes place.
Over two hours, we will give you a clear sense of the potential of your project. We will arrive already fully briefed at your home or project location and will appraise your property in light of your aims. Following the meeting, your architect will summarise this discussion with a 2-page Design Diagnosis Report, as well as provide an approximate price guide for the total construction cost.
This is one of the most exciting moments in the life of your project.
Progress to Stage 2 and you will receive scaled, hand drawn Concept Drawings – the first formal version of the Concept on paper. These usually include floor plans and a 3D, hand drawn visualisation of the architectural ‘look.’ They will test the brief, explore the opportunities and constraints, outline the project’s potential, promote discussion and inspire you!
Concept Drawings are the bedrock for moving the project forward.
As part of Stage 2, your architect will provide an Action Plan- a comprehensive costing of the architect’s fees, set for each stage to completion.
Our tendering structure allows you to compare and contrast selected builders’ prices and quality so that you can make an informed decision, rather than feeling shoe-horned into a particular path with a single builder.
It’s your property. It’s possibly your greatest financial asset. Enjoy the flexibility and freedom to make the right choice, for you.
‘Architect-designed’ is a phrase real estate agents love to use. Reason being that professional design invariably adds considerable and lasting value to a property – and to your life!
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My Architect pricing schedule was clear and fixed from the beginning and enabled us to see that architectural design was affordable. Two years after completion we are so happy with the outcome and it is clear that using My Architect has added so much more value than we had anticipated. Highly recommended!
"We knew we wanted to use an architect. We liked the way My Architect's structure works, allowing us to remain in control and tender the project out to a range of builders to truly cost compare, rather than being locked into a contract with a large building company."
We interviewed several architects before deciding to work with My Architect. Our entire experience has reassured us that we made the right choice - not only from a design standpoint but that they were always available. Excellent communication, timely responses and everything explained clearly. Their reasonable rates and payment structure was a bonus too. Rest assured you'll be in great hands!
“Unsure as to how to approach our first renovation and incorporate our wish list, friends recommended My Architect. Our initial meeting with Lyndal far exceeded our expectations.
We had initially planned to use My Architect only for the concept plans. After meeting with Lyndal, we’ve continued to use her skills to complete the project. We highly recommend My Architect to anyone considering renovating or building.”
“I was initially attracted to My Architect for the flexibility of being able to use them on a stage by stage basis rather than committing to a percentage fee up front. Then, when we met Rob we felt very confident to proceed further.
The time he took to find not just the best solution, but the most beautiful, best solution really shows in the finished house.”
“For our new home, we liked My Architect’s philosophy of providing a staged approach, from initial ideas and drawings to the whole suite of architectural services.
I wanted the flexibility to choose what we wanted My Architect to do. 12 months later, they’re still with us, the building process has started and we’re excited.”
“We lived here through the reno of our apartment which took three months and I have to say it was totally painless. In fact it was quite exciting, which I think had a lot to do with the architect we chose.”
“Only last night my husband and I were saying (again, for the 100th time!) how great the renovation was and how much it has improved not only the quality of our lives but also the value of the house.”
“Have been very happy with My Architect services so far. Much of the headache has been removed with your management of the town planning process on my behalf – thank goodness!”
“As a boutique, bespoke builder, we always need creative, clever, cost effective design solutions for our pretty demanding clients. My Architect understands what we need and Rob successfully delivers – all without a fuss.”
“Having Robert come to our home was a huge help in thinking through our renovations. We had some general ideas but it was wonderful to have Robert quickly sketch them, refine them and immediately bring them to life. Money well spent.”
“We have had Lyndal draw our house plans which we have found very helpful in every way. As this is our first house build, we didn’t know where to start. Lyndal has pointed us in the right direction, taking the time to explain things so we fully understand. I would highly recommend Lyndal. One very happy client. Thank you.”