THE DETAILS ARE NOT THE DETAILS.
THE DETAILS MAKE THE DESIGN.
CHARLES EAMES I DESIGNER
LISTEN + DISCOVER
Every project is unique. We listen. We discover your story and your objectives for your business, brand and values. We look at the characteristics of your space. We get an understanding of your people - each individual team and how they operate. We discuss business goals, long term needs, time frames and budget. Only then can we establish a strong foundation for your projects success.
INTERPRET + PLAN
We interpret this data and collaborate with you to form a workplace strategy. We question how things are done to find new solutions that will create value. This plan will guide the design, ensuring your environment aligns with your business objectives and has the ability to adapt to change.
DESIGN + CREATE
We generate ideas and brainstorm solutions. We consider flow and movement, relationships and communication before we develop a plan. We review form, proportion and balance before we document spaces. We analyse materials and finishes for performance, durability and sustainability before recommending them. We use fresh ideas to create a point of difference and a 'WOW' factor that will allow your business to stand out from the competition.
DOCUMENT + SPECIFY
We bring together information, imagination and attention to detail to ensure the quality of our documentation is second to none. In a set of drawings and schedules we clearly communicate every detail of your built space to ensure minimal variations during construction. We engage with you as much as needed to ensure that you are confident with the planned outcome
DELIVER + ASSESS
Your unique design comes to life! We monitor construction as the space starts to take shape to ensure everything goes to plan. We keep a close eye on quality, preventing minor issues from becoming major problems. Throughout this design process brief, budget and program restraints are constantly reviewed to ensure they will be met.
We can manage all aspects of your fit-out. Our service is customised to specifically meet your requirements. Some of the services we offer include:
- Leasing options studies - building evaluation & selection advice
- Workplace strategy including business requirements analysis, staff consultation and test fits (Refer below for further detail)
- Preparation of functional design briefs
- Preparation of accommodation standards
- Development of space planning options
- Concept sketches
- Preparation of concept and images boards
- 3D perspective sketches
- Refinement of concepts
- Selection of finishes, fixtures and fittings
- 3D renderings
- Furniture and/or workstation procurement
- Furniture and space audits
- Design of graphic or feature lighting concepts
- Preparation of plans, elevations, sections and details
- Preparation of specification
- Preparation of door, finishes, furniture, joinery and fixtures & fittings schedules
- Management of tender process including evaluation and preparation of contracts
- Management of site queries and inspections
- Management of financial aspects
- Management of defects liability period
- Staff training and post occupancy evaluations
Your Workplace Strategy
Creating a workplace strategy begins as early as possible in the planning process. It can inform the office size and location and ensure your organisation has flexibility for contraction or expansion over time.
Workplace strategy is
aligning your work patterns with your work environment
to enable peak performance and reduced costs.
Workplace strategy is all about understanding a business, anticipating change and challenging the way things are done to find unique opportunities to create value.
We strive to create spaces that make the smallest possible impact upon the planet. This is done through process, research and implementation of innovative or tried and true practices.
Our refurbishment of the Brisbane Markets Fresh Centre [in-conjunction with Wiley] was awarded the Queensland Master Builder’s (QMBA) Brisbane Regional Award for Excellence in Sustainable Building. The end result is a first class, light filled conversion of a banana sorting factory into offices, retail spaces and hi-tech food training areas.
We believe that Environmentally Sustainable Design results in a superior working environment that reduces business operation costs and improves the quality of life for its occupants. This in turn maximises return on investment for your business. For more information on some of the ways we reduce the impact of our designs on the environment please refer to our blog.
NEVER DOUBT THAT A SMALL GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL,
COMMITTED CITIZENS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD;
INDEED, IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT EVER HAS.
MARGARET MEAD I ANTHROPOLOGIST