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Architect-designed, made easy.

My Architect is all about rethinking and redesigning traditional architectural services so that they are clearer, more accessible and essential to every quality renovation or new build. We are an award-winning team of registered architects who want more people to experience the magic of genuine, professional design and project management.

If you value the joy that quality design brings to life and want your home to stand apart for its beauty, intelligence and efficiency, this is a great way to do it – whether you’ve never used an architect before, or wouldn’t dream of doing without one.

This is where your project begins...

Stage 1
The Brief

Before the Site Visit, we invite you to communicate your aims, ideas, requirements and expectations for your project. You can provide as much background material as possible – from previous plans to scribbles on a napkin. It’s all useful!

The Site Visit

Give your project the best start. Over two hours, a registered architect from our team will assess your site conditions directly. They will visit your home or the project’s location, highlighting opportunities and constraints in response to a thorough understanding of your brief, giving you a clear sense of your project’s potential.

You’ll gain
  • A Site Visit Report of architect’s recommendations based on your budget, timelines, planning and other key factors.
  • An Action Plan – a full costing of architectural services to completion, based on the parameters discussed in the meeting.
  • Professional advice on concept direction and feasibility, taking into account any existing plans or sketches if relevant.
  • How to optimise what you have.
  • How best to allocate your budget to meet your goals.
  • Planning and development advice.
  • How to avoid over-capitalisation.
  • How to meet your timelines and other critical factors.
  • A ballpark idea of full construction costs.

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Stage 2
Your Project, On Paper

The super exciting part! Progress to Stage 2 and you will receive scaled, hand drawn Concept Drawings that are the first formal version of the Concept on paper. These usually include floor plans and a concept visualisation of the architectural ‘look’. They become the basis for developing all versions of the drawings going forward, from Town Planning and Building Approval to Construction Drawings. Concept Drawings are emailed and posted 7-10 days after the Site Visit.

Throughout the project, we offer our clients the option to take things stage by stage, rather than feeling locked into a contract.

Our 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.

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The benefits extend way beyond better design...such as tendering your project out to a range of selected builders to truly cost compare.

Enjoy the journey. Stay in control. Love the result.

If you value the benefits that professional design, project management and better building bring to life, let’s talk.

‘Architect-designed’ is a phrase real estate agents love to use. Reason being that professional design invariably adds considerable value to a property – and to your life!

Robert Harwood
My Architect Director
Architect, RAIA

  • 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!

    Meg, Brighton East VIC
  • "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."

    Maria, Sandringham VIC
  • 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!

    Charmaine, Parkdale VIC
  • “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.”

    Sally, Brighton VIC
  • “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.”

    Avril, Hampton VIC
  • “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.”

    Eddie, Melbourne VIC
  • “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.”

    Jason, Rushcutters Bay NSW
  • “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.”

    Lynley, Balmain East NSW
  • “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!”

    Julie, Clifton Hill VIC
  • “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.”

    Jaydn Head, Director Head Homes PTY LTD
  • “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.”

    Kirk, Bellevue Hill NSW
  • “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.”

    Tash, Swan Hill VIC

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