I am happy to provide an as-needed service. The following services are not traditionally delivered as an architect’s scope of work.
Affordable Advice $110/hr - Hourly rates Value Adding on the spot - Remodelling - Selling - Staging - Flipping - Review of your Plans payable on the spot with mobile EFTPOS
Expert Collaboration with your own builder Tiny Projects, Additions, New Houses, Balancing the needs of a family living in the house
Advice about Sustainability in Design. Passive Solar Rules of Thumb, Review of your Plans, Site Analysis
Design Meeting & Hand Drawn Ideas from $1,400 - Tiny Projects, Remodelling, Additions, New Projects
I use budget, personal and practical reasoning to narrow down options for built solutions. I work in an ad-hoc manner and am very flexible, I draw. I offer affordable expertise at hourly rates. I'm very interested in and experienced with passive solar design principles, character homes, residential local vernacular, heritage, R-Codes and local authorities.
I like to advise, design and draw as necessary on small scale character projects (think 'old house on a good street' and see my tips here) and have had a lot of exposure to that. I love working for effective short stints. I work with retaining existing character and showing you how to recognise and prune dilapidated or dysfunctional parts. I give sensible suggestions and think ahead about things that you may not have considered, and I am very attuned to communicating so that everyone is on the same page. I work with family spaces and always provide an uplifting, light-filled solution using windows, skylights, materiality, shade, shadows and sun. Design aspects of verticality, volume, layers, implied space, sustainability, sun-path, character and views are my took kit.
I have a passion for sustainable strategies, low toxicity, health and families, Perth's heritage, mentoring, regionalism, service to community and site custodianship. I often work with Moss Johnson and the build team at Wandoo Design & Construction Pty. Ltd. Sometimes my designs are built by Wandoo, and often I collaborate with other builders.
Please contact me for a list of character referees.