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Architectural services designed to maximise your budget and minimise hassle

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Why do I need an architect?

Are you unsure about how to get your project started?

Are you unsure about the costs involved with engaging an architect?

Do you fear cost and budget blow-outs in your building project?

Are uninspiring tired workplaces and learning environments impacting the wellbeing of you and your staff?

Do you and your partner disagree about design elements for your project?

Do you find yourself going backward and forward with designs that just aren’t working for you?

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We do more than just design architectural plans and drawings

You have purchased the perfect plot of land and now you have a building project in mind but you’re just not sure where to begin. It may be apparent that architects draw plans to make your building come to life but the whole process can be a little confusing, daunting, or even stressful.

 

AO Architect’s role in turning your dream home or building into reality is to remove any stress and concern you have by clearly explaining the process and guiding you step by step along your construction journey.

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01. Design and Organise

In the design and organise phase, we:

Draft concept drawings.

Co-ordinate and submit drawings for development approval.

Liaise with Council and other relevant authorities.

 

Prepare detailed construction plans and building specifications addressing materials, interior design and selections for builder costing and approval.

Co-ordinating surveyors, bushfire assessors, energy assessors, structural engineers, civil and hydraulic engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects to name a few.

02. Tender

During the tender process we identify the perfect builder who is aligned with your budget and vision.

 

This involves issuing agreed architectural drawings and specifications to builder for costing and finally preparing contract documents and awarding an appropriate builder with documentation to commence construction.

03. Contract Administration

Our work doesn’t stop when we assign a builder to construct from your architectural plans. We work closely with your builder to ensure conformity with the building contract and quality of the outcomes.

We do this by:

 

Frequent site visits.

Daily liaison with the builder and contractors to address and resolve issues or answer queries.

Assessment of builder progress claims to ensure work has been completed to our standard prior to the issue of a ‘Progress Certificate” and release of payment.

Assess and advice on variations.

Finalising provisional allowed sums for cabinetry, landscaping, fittings and other selections.

Providing regular communication and updates to keep you informed every step of the way.

1. AO Inspired

Perfect for smaller projects or clients who are well versed in the construction process.

 

The AO Inspired package includes the Project Clarity Call, Project Discovery Assessment and the Design and Organise phases of our service offering.

1. AO Inspired

Perfect for smaller projects or clients who are well versed in the construction process.

 

The AO Inspired package includes the Project Clarity Call, Project Discovery Assessment and the Design and Organise phases of our service offering.

1. AO Inspired

Perfect for smaller projects or clients who are well versed in the construction process.

 

The AO Inspired package includes the Project Clarity Call, Project Discovery Assessment and the Design and Organise phases of our service offering.

1. AO Inspired

Perfect for smaller projects or clients who are well versed in the construction process.

 

The AO Inspired package includes the Project Clarity Call, Project Discovery Assessment and the Design and Organise phases of our service offering.

01. Design and Organise

In the design and organise phase, we:

Draft concept drawings.

Co-ordinate and submit drawings for development approval.

Liaise with Council and other relevant authorities.

 

Prepare detailed construction plans and building specifications addressing materials, interior design and selections for builder costing and approval.

Co-ordinating surveyors, bushfire assessors, energy assessors, structural engineers, civil and hydraulic engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects to name a few.

02. Tender

During the tender process we identify the perfect builder who is aligned with your budget and vision.

 

This involves issuing agreed architectural drawings and specifications to builder for costing and finally preparing contract documents and awarding an appropriate builder with documentation to commence construction.

03. Contract Administration

Our work doesn’t stop when we assign a builder to construct from your architectural plans. We work closely with your builder to ensure conformity with the building contract and quality of the outcomes.

We do this by:

 

Frequent site visits.

Daily liaison with the builder and contractors to address and resolve issues or answer queries.

Assessment of builder progress claims to ensure work has been completed to our standard prior to the issue of a ‘Progress Certificate” and release of payment.

Assess and advice on variations.

Finalising provisional allowed sums for cabinetry, landscaping, fittings and other selections.

Providing regular communication and updates to keep you informed every step of the way.

01. Project Clarity Consultation

During your free 30-minute consultation you can:

Discuss your project with a friendly and caring expert architect.

Express the concerns or roadblocks you may have with your project.

Determine if your project budget supports your goals or if any council requirements need to be considered.

Learn about AO’s architectural process and services.

02. Project Discovery Assessment

Your Project Clarity Consultation has defined your needs and desires related to your project. Now it’s time to take the next step. 

 

A customised Project Delivery Assessment will assist AO Architects to provide you options with a realistic budget upfront. This works to eliminate cost blow-outs and financial stress that may arise during latter stages of design and especially during construction.

During the Project Discovery Assessment, AO Architects will:

Attend two meetings with you to discuss the project in more detail; one of those meetings is at the actual development site.

Dive deeper into your identified needs, wants and desires to build a framework for your project requirements.

Identify and explain any potential risks involved with your project.

Research and list any relevant State and Local design codes and guidelines which affect the size, levels and form of your building.

Explain how we can achieve the goals described in your Project Planning Pack which complies with building and design codes.

Outline a realistic and achievable timeline from commencement to completion of your project.

Provide you with an estimated design and construction budget.

Project Discovery Assessments starting from $1800* + GST 

 

*Fees for Project Discovery Assessments are deducted from our service fee when you work with us.

1. AO Inspired

Perfect for smaller projects or clients who are well versed in the construction process.

 

The AO Inspired package includes the Project Clarity Call, Project Discovery Assessment and the Design and Organise phases of our service offering.

2. AO Experience

The AO Experience package is our premium end-to-end architectural solution for your project. It includes Phase 1 and Phase 2.

 

The AO Experience is perfect for larger projects or clients who want to reduce risks, stress and maintain design integrity and quality.

AO Architect’s do things differently, here’s how:

When you work with AO Architects, rest assured we will be by your side every step of the design and construction process to answer any of your queries and represent your interests when dealing with builders and tradespeople. 

 

Familiarise yourself with our architectural process.

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Chat to us about whether AO Inspired or AO Experience is better suited for your project

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AO Inspired or AO Experience
is better suited for your project

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Tailored architectural services suited to your unique needs.

We understand every project is unique in its own special way and no one solution fits every project.

 

To better serve your needs, we offer two service packages:

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01. Design and Organise

In the design and organise phase, we:

Draft concept drawings.

Co-ordinate and submit drawings for development approval.

Liaise with Council and other relevant authorities.

 

Prepare detailed construction plans and building specifications addressing materials, interior design and selections for builder costing and approval.

Co-ordinating surveyors, bushfire assessors, energy assessors, structural engineers, civil and hydraulic engineers, electrical engineers and landscape architects to name a few.

02. Tender

During the tender process we identify the perfect builder who is aligned with your budget and vision.

 

This involves issuing agreed architectural drawings and specifications to builder for costing and finally preparing contract documents and awarding an appropriate builder with documentation to commence construction.

03. Contract Administration

Our work doesn’t stop when we assign a builder to construct from your architectural plans. We work closely with your builder to ensure conformity with the building contract and quality of the outcomes.

We do this by:

 

Frequent site visits.

Daily liaison with the builder and contractors to address and resolve issues or answer queries.

Assessment of builder progress claims to ensure work has been completed to our standard prior to the issue of a ‘Progress Certificate” and release of payment.

Assess and advice on variations.

Finalising provisional allowed sums for cabinetry, landscaping, fittings and other selections.

Providing regular communication and updates to keep you informed every step of the way.

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Download our free project planning pack

GET STARTED TODAY

Tailored architectural services suited to your unique needs.

We understand every project is unique in its own special way and no one solution fits every project.

 

To better serve your needs, we offer two service packages:

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