SKETCH DESIGN           (concept)

Key Elements

site investigation

commission topograhic site survey, identify key climatic influences & vistas


refine aspirations and elements of client brief.
Identify priorities and spatial relationships / areas

regulatory issues

checklist council planning & building code issues

concept sketches

investigate design solutions in drawn form beginning with hand sketches and culminating in an interactive preliminary 3D computer model


identify and manage consultant input required for project.


appraise design solution(s) in financial terms & check against client’s budget expectations.
A quantity surveyor is recommended to be engaged to prepare a preliminary cost estimate (see extras)


to provide preliminary design solutions in collaboration with the client & design team that address the potentials of the client brief, budget and regulatory restraints


one meeting with client in office & one on site


electronic copy of:
-1 or 2 max. sketch design ideas in 2D & 3D format
-minutes of final meeting covering developed brief, budget forecast, key regulatory issues
-required consultant list for next stage

possible fee extras

-measured drawings
-co-ordination & fee charges of any
-consultants engaged at this point
-printing costs of documents
-travel costs outside 15km radius