Every project starts with a conversation, and every truly great project is a collaboration between our studio and you.

We'll get to know the context of your project, your ambitions, and your lifestyle, around which we can form our design. No two projects are the same, because no two clients are the same.

We’ll clue you in on the process as much or as little as you’d like, but typically there are six project stages for which we’ll need your input.

Pre-Design: we’ll get to know each other and brainstorm conceptual ideas.

Concept Design: we'll develop concepts through drawing and modelling, which we’ll show you for feedback.

Design Development: we'll progress the preferred concepts into more detailed and resolved designs.

Development Application (DA): we'll lodge the plans with the council for approval, which can take up to six months and may involve modifications.

Construction Documentation: we'll work the council-approved designs into construction drawings and details for the building team.

Construction Administration: we'll oversee the construction to ensure things are built as designed. If site issues call for modifications, we'll be involved in resolving them.

Architects in Australia are governed by a code of professional conduct which makes us responsible to you, the client, for upholding the highest standards of practice and communication. You can read about the code here.

Carter Williamson is one of 36 design practices that co-signed an open letter of support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart and the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution. As members of the Architecture + Design Reconciliation Industry Network Group (RING), we are committed to advancing reconciliation in Australia. We supported voting Yes in the Voice Referendum. Read the letter here.

Want to know more? Call us, we'd love to hear from you.