Why Choose Us?
We Use the Design & Build Method
This Ensures Your Building Project is Built on Time and on Budget
Most architects operate using the traditional method. For example, a client will appoint an architect for their project. The architect will design the building for the client and produce all the relevant drawings and specification for the project. The architect will then choose several builders (depending on the project size) to provide a cost or price for the project. This process is called tendering. Whilst this process provides a competitive price for the client, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the lowest price will be within the client’s budget.
The biggest problem with the tendering process is that the builder has not been involved from the very outset of the project. Architects and consultants will design the project without any input from the builder. Whilst architects are great at designing, they are not experts at building or construction costs. An architect won’t be able to give you accurate figures and quantities that a builder can provide.
Perth Residential Architect provides a vertically integrated approach. When we are appointed as architect for a project we will select a builder that is most appropriate for your project. That decision will be based on your specific project requirements, the complexity of the project, your timeframe and your budget. We will then work and consult with that builder from the very outset. When we have completed an assessment of your needs and requirements, the builder will be able to advise if your project is achievable based on your budget. It’s extremely important to get this feedback before proceeding any further with the process.
The builder will also be able to provide us with costing information throughout each stage of the process to ensure your project will be built within your budget.
We have several excellent builders that we deal directly with. These builders are not large building companies but boutique builders that specialise in residential building. They provide excellent build quality for a good price. We don’t deal with cheap and nasty builders because we wouldn’t want them building our home. So why would we want them building yours?
We Provide a One on One Customised Service
You Deal Directly With the Principal Who is the Design and Project Architect For Your Job
Whether you are building a new home or renovating and extending an existing property, we are here to help you get the perfect design for your project. The most important factor in making sure you get the perfect design is listening to you and understanding want you need and want.
In order to get the perfect design, the architect dealing with you throughout the process should be the architect that designs your project. This ensures that nothing is lost in translation between different staff members. The person that designs your project needs to have a genuine understanding of you and your specific needs and requirements.
Many other architects will have the principal or director meet with you initially and talk to you about your project requirements. They will then go back to the office and brief one of the design architects about your job, who will then go about producing a concept design. The problem with this is that critical and important information about you and your project may get lost in translation. The design architect who has never met you and probably never will, may not be aware of your specific needs and wants.
This is usually a recipe for disaster. Unfortunately, you probably won’t get the design that you want and deserve. If you do get the design you want, it will probably take considerably longer because you aren’t dealing directly with the design architect. There could be many design changes required before you are satisfied with the design. This can take time and may affect the overall timeframe of your project as well as cost you money.
At Perth Residential Architect we have a different approach. Antony Svilicich, the principal, will personally deal with you during all the different stages of the project. He will also be directly involved with the design process from concept design through to construction drawings. Antony personally prepares the concept design as well as doing any design changes. He also prepares the planning application to council if required. Antony is not just the principal but also the design architect. This one on one personalised service ensures that we deliver the highest possible standards to our clients.
We Offer a Range of Architectural Service Packages
You Can Choose Which Package Best Suits Your Budget and Needs
In addition to the packages listed below we can customise a package to suit your individual project requirements. You can find out more details about the services listed in each package in Architectural Design Services.
Perth Home Design Guides
We have developed 2 unique home design guides for people wanting to build their perfect dream home. These guides were developed as a result of 30 years of expertise and experience designing new homes as well as extensions and renovations for clients all over the Perth metropolitan area.
Please feel free to download the guides.