‘Architecture is really about facilitating the way people live and experience their surroundings, how people and the things they do interact with their social and physical environment.
Since the buildings around us shape our perception of the world, it’s vitally important that architecture responds to our needs and environment sympathetically. Our practice works collaboratively with clients and a wide variety of construction professionals, and this is why the resulting buildings are so successful.’
‘Quality design adds value to projects of all sizes and types. Often, it’s the little things which make all the difference. When a client you’re working with thinks they’ve explored every possible angle but you come up with a solution they hadn’t considered, the sense of achievement is really satisfying. And the client is very happy about it too.’
‘What I like best is presenting a design to clients which meets their requirements in a way they would never have thought of, and just blows them away. Sometimes the initial shock they feel takes a day or two to subside, but then when they come back saying how much they love what we’ve designed it’s really satisfying.’
'Retaining the urban and suburban landmarks from the past gives our built environment both identity and familiarity. Working with heritage buildings often means a number of design constraints, nevertheless there are always opportunities to make these buildings relevant for contemporary use again. The fusion of contemporary design and historic building fabric is an aspect of heritage conservation that I particularly enjoy.
I enjoy working with our clients as we guide them through the design and construction process. Regardless of new build or renovation, it is always rewarding to see a client take pride in a home that has been crafted for them.'
'I enjoy working closely with the architects to help turn clients’ dreams and the architects’ designs in to buildable reality.
The latest technology and software we use helps us produce accurate work more efficiently.'
'Architecture to me is about the client expressing their needs, the role of an architect is to interpret this and design a space that reflects this in the most effective way.
The process our team undertakes with each client ensures the best results are achieved, every small decision is integral to the overall design.
Clients place a lot of trust in us, and because of this it is crucial that we add value to every project we work on.'
'Having been in the construction industry for almost ten years now I have a heightened appreciation for the crossover between the functionality and the aesthetics of a building.
Assisting with PAUA Architects in their day to day operations gives me a clear view of the thought that goes into these two important aspects of a build.'