A brief is the starting point and this may include a detailed set of requirements or it may be a vague aspiration. We work with you from this initial stage to explore and articulate what is required. The project may be working with an existing site or building or it may involve our assistance in site selection.
The site is inspected and existing buildings and features measured and documented. Constraints and opportunities are identified. Previous development history of the place and adjoining properties are investigated. An assessment of the heritage significance if any, of the various parts of the property is undertaken.
Generally a recent survey of the site will be required. A site analysis is then undertaken resulting in a CAD three dimensional model of the place and surroundings. Council and other authority requirements are determined for the project from adopted instruments and policies.