How to Begin – Architecture Services For You

Commencing a relationship with an architect involves navigating a range of architecture services and choosing the right stage of the process which corresponds to where you are on your individual journey.

Our advice services are your first step.

Each option is tailored to suit your specific needs and the stage of your project. You will gain expert advice on your project as we offer you our professional opinion based on thirty years of architectural design experience and building construction knowledge.

To save you money, when you immediately progress from your advice stage to one of our ongoing design service packages the cost of your initial advice is deducted from the cost of your next service.

Welcoming and Approachable

We take pride in delivering design and building projects that enhance lifestyles and meet your needs. We will need to work in a collaborative partnership with you.

 

Are you thinking about undertaking a renovation or a custom new home build?
Have a look at our three pre-design services to decide which one suits your project best.

Design Options Advice
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Suitable for those looking to stay in their renovated home in the shorter term (3-7 years), smaller renovations or investors looking to build a new home.

We will consider:

  • What you love about your current home
  • What doesn’t work
  • What outcome you hope to achieve
  • How you currently live within your home
  • How you will live for 3 to 7 years
  • Your building budget.

Duration: 2 hours.

Location: Your home or land.

 

Lifestyle Design Options Assessment
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Suitable for those looking to live longer term in their renovated home, mid to large renovations or a custom new home.

We will consider:

  • What you love about your current home
  • What doesn’t work
  • What outcome you hope to achieve
  • How you currently live within your home
  • Your longer term needs
  • Your building budget.

Duration: 3 hours.

Location: Your home or land.

 

Pre-Purchase Design Options Advice
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Suitable for those who are considering purchasing a home to renovate or a block of land for a new build.

We will consider:

  • If it suits your lifestyle needs
  • What is the potential
  • Design solutions
  • An indication of potential costs.

Duration: 3 hours.

Location: At the house or land you are proposing to purchase.

 

This advice is not a substitute for a pre-purchase building or pest inspection which you should undertake independently.

 

These assessments are verbally presented. No illustrations, drawings or plans are included in this stage.

 What Our Architecture Services Include

The following table should help you consider the architecture services we have available and how to commence your project with us.

Pre-Purchase Design AdviceLifestyle Design Options AssessmentDesign Options Advice
Up to 2 hours Design Options Advice (orally presented)checkcheck
Up to 3 hours Lifestyle Design Options Assessment (orally presented)checkcheck
Current Lifestyle Requirements: Looking at your preferred lifestyle, your hobbies, interests and favourite pastimes. We consider how worthwhile your proposed renovations are with regard to maximising your lifestyle and the overall liveability of your home.checkcheckcheck
Future Lifestyle Requirements: Are you thinking about starting a family? Or perhaps you have school age children that will soon grow into teenagers? Or maybe you are approaching your retirement years? As part of this assessment, we will look at likely changes in the future and how to best manage these within the context of your design.checkcheck
Design Solutions: Based on your long term lifestyle needs we look at design solutions that will ensure that your home offers you the highest levels of comfort and overall liveability now and into the future.checkcheckcheck
Specific Design Option Solutions: Based on your specific needs and immediate requirements, we look at design options that will resolve your current needs.checkcheck
Budget Assessments:  It is important to understand what you can achieve with the budget you have allocated. As part of your Lifestyle Design Options Assessment, we will look at your proposed project and give you some initial thoughts on how far your budget will stretch.checkcheckcheck
Capitalisation: Will your project leave your property over or under capitalised? We are not financial advisors and recommend that you get professional, independent financial advice in relation to this question. However, feel free to ask us during your assessment if you would like our opinion on any potential capitalisation issues in relation to your project.checkcheck
Honest Feedback: Years of experience has taught us that the thing that our clients value most is honest feedback. We will challenge you if we don’t believe that a proposed change you are considering will be of benefit to you. You can rest assured that we will provide real direction to ensure that your project provides you with the maximum benefits in the long run.checkcheckcheck

 

dion Seminara architecture | Brisbane architects committed to satisfying client living + working needs | Renovation and unique new home specialists, multi-residential and fitouts | Servicing all suburbs of Brisbane and surrounds