Do you need and Architect?

THE WHEN, WHY, HOW, WHAT, AND WHICH.

WHEN?

For any project the most important thing is the site.

You should talk to an Architect when the site:

  • Is an awkward shape
  • Is steeply Sloping
  • Is facing the wrong direction e.g. west to a view
  • Is a rare and Expensive site in an exclusive suburb
  • has Great views of land or water
  • houses the worst building in the best street in a great suburb
  • is flood prone
  • has poor site conditions
  • all of the above

You should also consider using an Architect if you:

  • do not know what you want
  • have no knowledge of the process and need guidance
  • have time limitations – too busy working
  • have geographic limitations – interstate or overseas.
  • want the building to be everything you can afford
  • want to transform your current property
  • heard about the Architect from friends and family
  • heard about the Architect from business associates.

WHY?

 You should involve an Architect because:

  • we have more experience with difficult sites – it is usually all we get
  • we understand how to turn a negative into a positive
  • we will give you the best Return on Your Investment
  • you simply can’t afford not to.

HOW?

Design is an iterative process where concepts are moulded into magnificence

An Architect can help by:

  • Defining the problem by asking the right questions
  • Listeningto the answers
  • Arriving at the best solution quicker
  • Not wasting space
  • Not wasting money
  • Reducing mistakes
  • Solving problems

 

A few words from our clients

Sandra J

As repeat clients spanning 17 years we highly recommend Mark to you.
Mark will give himself totally to your project, spend hours getting inside your head, challenge your views and push your boundaries. The budget will be treated as if it were his. The result has always exceeded our expectations.

Rodger W

The process of having Mark Wilson of Architects Black and Wilson design, document and oversee the construction of our home has only been surpassed by the pleasure of living in it for 15 years. Mark put his knowledge, heart and soul into our home as if it were going to be his own.  In hindsight our investment in Mark’s services was the best value for money we’ve ever experienced. He is most welcome to visit any time.

 

 

What Architects do.

WHAT?

What do Architects do?

An Architects first priority is to ensure maximum return on your investments through good design by creating a timeless design that is:

  • stylish without being merely fashionable
  • sustainable and environmentally responsive
  • structurally efficient
  • cost effective
  • profitable
  • designed for accessibility

Deliverables that Architects provide:

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Design
  • Construction documentation
  • Contract Administration
  • Calling Tenders and negotiating with Contractors
  • Applications to and negotiations with Authorities
  • Budget reviews, estimates and feasibility studies
  • Project planning and management
  • 3D Computer modelling of sites and buildings
  • 3D renderings and walkthrough

WHICH ARCHITECT?

This is one of the most important questions.

You need to look for someone:

  • With experience to get it right the first time
  • With passion for your project
  • With skills to communicate using full 3D computer modelling
  • You like or you think gets you
  • Who will listens to you – even if they don’t agree
  • Who you will listen to – even if you don’t agree
  • With a track record preferably with his own business
  • Like me

 

IS AN ARCHITECT WORTH THE EXPENSE?

It is simply a matter of priorities.

Would you prefer to spend your hard earned money on:

  • the pointy end of a plane for a better life when you are in the air
  • a new car every 2 years for a better when you are on the road
  • a well designed building for a better life every day for ever

 

Blog

Long Distance Renovation

Architects Black and Wilson don’t usually do fitouts of this small scale but the circumstances of a referral from past client and the present client’s difficulty of living overseas during the process made it an exception. The project description by the client is remodelling of kitchen to give more space and change storage. “Two plans …

Courier Mail Interview

Courier Mail Interview with Mark before the Home Show in September 2018. His talk is called your Grand Forever Home and gives pointers to home owners and new builds.

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