WHAT DOES A BUILDING DESIGNER DO?

WHAT'S THE BENEFIT OF WORKING WITH A BUILDING DESIGNER?

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?

WHAT BUILDING DESIGN PROJECTS DO YOU TAKE ON AND DO YOU WORK WITH BUSINESSES IN A SPECIFIC INDUSTRY?

HOW CAN I MAKE SURE WE ARE A GOOD FIT?

DO YOU MANAGE THE EXTERNAL CONSULTANTS ENGAGED THROUGHOUT THE DESIGN AND BUILDING PROCESS, OR IS THAT UP TO ME?

I’M NOT BASED IN MELBOURNE. CAN WE STILL WORK TOGETHER?

OK, I’M INTERESTED. WHAT’S NEXT?

Great question! It’s easy to confuse with other related roles – an architect, a builder or an interior designer, to name a few.  While I can only speak from my own professional experience, I see the role of a building designer as distinct, diverse and multi-disciplinary.

A building designer typically manages the design and documentation process of a commercial or residential construction project.  In my work, I specialise in commercial building design and bring additional expertise to my role through my qualifications as an Interior Designer and Estimator (Quantity Surveyor).  These means I’m involved in the building and interior design process from start to finish, from generating and reviewing structural and interior design concepts, to engaging external consultants and overseeing the construction process.

Working with a building designer means you can leverage their professional expertise throughout the entire design and build process.  Rather than engaging multiple professionals at every stage, a building designer can streamline the process by acting as a central point of contact for client and consultant alike.  This ensures that your design vision is seamlessly evolved from an initial concept to the final iteration, in alignment with your brand, budget and timeframe.  In my work, I bring clients into the creative process where it makes sense, empower them to make decisions where it matters and leave them free to focus their energy where it needs to be.

With 18 years’ experience and training under my belt, I am a Registered Building Practitioner with the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) and hold the following qualifications:

  •      Diploma of Building Design & Drafting
  •      Diploma of Interior Design
  •      Certificate IV of Building & Construction (Estimating)

I work with commercial businesses in the hospitality, health and wellness industries on building design projects that fall into the following categories:

Fit-Outs:
A commercial fit-out of a leased or purchased property.

Conversions:
A conversion of an existing residential home into business premises.
This process includes structural alterations of the house and the internal fit-out.

Rebuilds:
Demolishing an existing residential house to build new business premises.
This process includes the internal fit-out.

I believe the best work happens when it is guided by professional expertise and personal alignment. That’s why I invest time into the initial stages of every project, to ensure we both feel a sense of synchronicity. I also only take on a limited number of projects every year, so that I can pour my energy into strong client relationships and a highly personalised, collaborative service.

To learn more about my process, view my portfolio or simply ask a burning question, you can book in for a complementary 30-minute consultation, or shoot me an email here. This allows me to speak to any specific concerns you may have, canvass suitable quotes and timelines, and provide information tailored to your business.

From initial design concepts to engaging external consultants, I can manage the process from start to finish. With your approval, I engage a team of trusted and competitively priced consultants and manage their output during the entire project, right down to consolidating invoices so that all communication you receive is completely streamlined through me.  Of course, I can tailor my project management to suit your preferences, enabling you to be as involved as you wish throughout every phase of the design and build.

Absolutely! As always, the projects I take on are guided by synchronicity and an alignment of values, objectives and working styles, so I am 100% open to working with clients across Victoria.

Exactly what I like to hear!  You can book in for a complementary 20-minute phone consultation here.  This is our opportunity to discuss your project and consider your desired outcomes, time and budget constraints, and creative vision for the space.