The full sequence of typical architectural service is fulfilled, from brief and concept design through iterative stages of design development, technical documentation and specification to tendering and procurement processes, construction-stage oversight and, finally, project close-out.

A client may choose to engage us for a partial service, or to add supplementary services to our tasks; however, in addition to the typical architectural service, our standard professional service would include the following:

  • Brief development
  • Site and context analysis
  • Design programming
  • Opportunity cost analysis
  • Feasibility studies
  • Advice on project teams, legal obligations and contracts
  • Precedent and best practice research
  • Distilling simple solutions from complex briefs
  • 3D visualisation
  • Continuous design refinement
  • Collaborative integration of engineering systems and services in design
  • Parametric 3D modelling using Building Information Modelling
  • Assessment and advice on contract conditions
  • Comprehensive specification
  • Detailed analyses of tenders
  • Collaborative principal agency
  • Detailed cost and progress reports
  • Management support and quality oversight during construction
  • Compilation of as built documentation
  • Compilation of operational and maintenance manuals

Urban Design

We offer full urban design services, from inter-disciplinary strategic planning at metropolitan scales to detail design at precinct level and the scale of the street. Specific areas of service include the following:

  • Spatial analysis of urban context
  • Due diligence investigations on existing precincts and buildings
  • Development strategies
  • Urban development frameworks
  • Urban design frameworks and masterplans
  • Spatial development guidelines
  • Urban design and land use guidelines
  • Packaging implementation frameworks
  • Alignment to strategic environmental assessments
  • Guidance on environmental impact assessments
  • Site assembly or land parcel assembly processes
  • Design of streets, public facilities, parks and green spaces
  • 3D modelled visualisations of urban schemes

Interior Design

We offer a complete interior design service, from concept to completion, that includes:

  • Brief development
  • Concept and mood presentations
  • Space assessment and planning
  • Full architectural resolution of interior designs
  • Services coordination
  • Detailed drawings for specialist shop-fitting
  • Procurement
  • Project management
  • Contract administration
  • Design interfaced with audio-visual systems
  • Furniture design and procurement
  • Signage design and procurement
  • Green Star rating design management and design assessments
  • 3D space visualisation


Beyond the standard professional services, we offer several supplementary services related to the built environment:

  • Compilation of project definition, briefing and inquiry documentation for clients
  • Schedule of accommodation
  • Site selection consultations - advising on ecological, statutory and financial strategy
  • Precedent studies relevant to the brief, based on similar successful projects
  • Feasibility studies - financial and planning studies
  • Measuring up of existing buildings and studies of existing plans
  • Green building rating systems - advice and management during design and construction
  • Public participation processes (community focus groups)
  • Engagement and negotiations with the South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)
  • 3D-modelled film and animation
  • Space planning
  • Physical model building
  • Post-occupancy surveys
  • Global best practice studies and handbooks
  • Handover manuals and workshops for building operators/facilities managers for post-occupancy operation of the building
  • Assistance in conflict resolution and arbitrations