We had bought a block in Cottesloe for our dream home and wanted an architect to help make that a reality.
We discussed our ideas with a number of architects including John.
We chose John because he was practical, understood what we wanted to achieve within our budget and most importantly was really easy to deal with. John knew which areas were important to spend on and where we could save in others, while being conscious of the core design elements. He also had some great concepts on zones within the house, natural light, airflow and how to make the house “work” for the whole family which we are now benefiting from.
Our project was unique in that we were overseas and not living in Perth for all of the original design and documentation,,council approval,tendering and for 75% of the construction process. Accordingly we relied heavily on John to project manage for us with a lot of Skype calls at various stages.
John ran the building tender process and achieved a competitive price and then managed our builder throughout, including the budget and cost to complete aspects. We really appreciated the benefit of having an independent architect.
John’s detailed construction drawings made the construction process as smooth as possible and his practicality and ability to work with us and the builder resulted in a process that came in on time and on budget.
We are extremely happy with the end result and we would have no hesitation recommending John to others.