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Design Advice

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Design Advice Service

We begin your architecturally designed project with one of our Design Advice Services. Contact dion seminara architecture to begin your design process today.

Step 1 – Service Option 1

Design Advice Service

At dion seminara architecture we have perfected a process of architectural services which can guide you, step by step, through a renovation project, the design of a custom new home, any boutique end-user commercial and/or multi-residential building. A medical professional wouldn’t perform an operation on a patient without a proper diagnosis; this Design Advice Service works in the same way. Our process commences with our Step 1 – Design Advice Service – where we investigate your specific project needs and consider design solutions to cater for current and future lifestyle choices.

The reason we always begin our architectural design process with a Low Cost Consultation (Design Advice Service or Pre-Purchase Design Advice) is to reduce the risk of changes being required further along in the design process by removing all assumptions and having a clear direction.

When considering renovating or building, this Design Advice Service with dion seminara architecture is the first step. Here is why you should seriously be considering this service:

  • To receive a registered architect’s verbal opinion on the feasibility of the project. Dion Seminara has 30 years of experience in architecture, and so, he will know the feasibility of your ideas.
  • To discuss room details, sizes, orientation etc.
  • To discuss the indoor outdoor connection and possible external works and landscape design
  • To discuss potential solutions at a high-level that encourages on-going testing of ideas – “Design Thinking”
  • To discuss the ‘look and feel’ of potential schemes with an architect
  • To discuss the functional viability of the project and your ideas
  • To discuss the planning and legal viability of your ideas, as well as any building regulation requirements
  • To verbally get an idea of building costs and budgetary needs
Past Projects

Client Testimonial


“Dion’s advice, input and experience was invaluable. Prior to our meeting, Dion spent time on the phone with me and a we completed a questionnaire so he could thoroughly understand our needs both now and into the future. Dion then spent 2 hours with us at the property. He provided great advice about the options and possibilities with the house, taking into consideration the block and aspect, our lifestyle and budget. I also called Dion a couple of times after our meeting, and he was again generous with practical, detailed info and suggestions. I’d be happy to engage Dion again. It was time and money very well spent.”


Design Advice Services Benefits

  • Our design advice consultations are conducted within your home or on your block of land (or at your proposed home or block of land).
  • During these services, you will receive professional, qualified guidance
  • You will benefit from over 30 years of design and project management experience in residential design, lifestyle design, construction, planning and project management.
  • When you move to the next stage, with your choice of three different design service package services, at the conclusion of your pre-design consultation, we will advance your investment in our pre-design consultation services towards your unique architectural design as we put ‘pen to paper.’
  • This initial low commitment consultation begins the strategy to precisely understand your project’s requirements, so that we can provide you with our findings, recommendations, and an idea of how to move forward with a timeline and budget.
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