SMITH Architects is a small practice that provides a comprehensive architectural service. We work with our clients through the entire design and construction process, from the conception of an idea through to the realisation of their dream.
Stewart is the project leader and driver behind the firm’s projects and is integrally involved in the design, documentation, co-ordination and construction administration services, ensuring that 20 years of experience designing, building and project managing is delivered into our process.
Our process has been refined at each stage of the design and construction journey. This comprehensive service ensures that SMITH Architects deliver a high quality and unique project for our clients that exceed their expectations.
While our process is customised to suit the variables of your project, the fundamental structure is detailed below:
Defining your project:
We work with you to understand your brief, your style and your spatial requirements.
We work with you to develop ideas.
We produce concepts, plans and 3-D models that respond to your brief.
Project and Cost control:
We work with building contractors early in the design process to establish an appropriate budget for your brief.
We work with local building contractors suitably skilled and positioned for your project.
We work with you to balance the project budget and your vision.
We design your interior spaces, kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobes and details.
We select and document fixtures, finishes and colours for your project.
Pool and Landscape design:
We drive the landscape design of your property.
We select and design the lighting for your project.
We document locations of light switches, power points, light fittings and other electrical items to ensure that you get the most out of your space.
Council and planning management:
We work with council, building certifiers and town planners to move your project through council application processes and prepare your project for construction.
We provide complete and full documents to describe your project to building contractors, to ensure that a clear vision is established for your project and to minimise the risk of cost escalation during construction.
Project and Consultant management:
We work with engineers and consultants to ensure your project is documented, ready to build.
We work with multiple building contractors to find the right builder at the right price for your project.
Building Construction management:
We work with the building contractor and the tradesman on site to deliver quality and unique buildings that you expect.