The Master Architect model
Our Master Architect model seamlessly merges the architect’s, engineer’s and builder’s roles into a single, cohesive process. It allows us to manage the process, and our clients’ interests, throughout the process and throughout the building’s life cycle. Read more
This ensures that the original design intent is understood and applied in every phase of the project through to the final built form.
Our digital modelling takes us deeper than ever into the details of your building plan. Our DeepDesign methodology provides a comprehensive, four-dimensional picture of the building as it will be built and managed over time. Read more
DeepDesign ensures – in advance of construction – that every aspect of your design will precisely come together as planned. Moreover, DeepDesign allows us model energy consumption through a variety seasonal scenarios and design options, allowing us to recommend modifications that will reduce energy costs over time. By intelligently managing the entire scope of life-cycle issues inherent in every structure, DeepDesign provides detailed cost analysis and budget tracking at every stage of the project.
The built result of our work, as showcased in our portfolio galleries (below) speaks for itself. Our buildings bring to life inspired thinking – and, importantly, a strong reflection of our clients’ expectations. Read more
They are structures that stand the test of time, becoming signature elements of their communities. They intelligently provide functional performance across every design and life-cycle parameter – with elegance, lasting aesthetics, and sustained value.
The 30/70 rule
A widely accepted industry rule states that, in most building projects, the costs of design and initial construction typically represent 30% of a building’s full life-cycle cost. Normal maintenance and upkeep of your building and its systems will, over time, typically cost more than twice original investment – roughly 70% of the structure’s lifetime cost. Read more
Our DeepDesign process allows us to accurately forecast those long-term costs, and to design intelligent, cost-saving efficiencies into the original plan. Our Master Architect model allows us to anticipate structural and system upgrades in a managed, predictable way, minimizing unexpected expenditures and long-term budgetary pressures.