We provide custom design solutions for your home — you won’t be finding any cookie-cutter drawings here. Our spaces are uniquely tailored to your needs, supported by our ability to create practical, efficient layouts that have a positive impact on daily living. 

 

We're here to transform your vision into a great design.

We believe in transparency in process and price. It can be challenging to commit to a full scope of services upfront, so we have made it simple — choose how much, or how little you would like us involved; take a look at our design packages, or for some answers to those big questions check out our FAQ.

Design Packages
Explore

From $1,950

To start the journey, we evaluate the site and discuss your big ideas. We use this to create well-considered floor plans, supported by curated imagery to describe early ideas of form and materiality. Upon completion, we will provide a written summary outlining the pathways beyond this initial phase.

  • Pre-Design Analysis

  • Floor Plans

  • Curated Imagery

  • Preliminary Advice

Experience

 

From $4,950

A more comprehensive alternative to the 'Explore' package, here we delve into the third dimension to achieve a holistic Concept Design. We create artistic renderings to help you visualise the architecture and materials, and to show you its response to light and shadow. Upon completion, a Design Report is supplied with sufficient detail for you to obtain a preliminary price from a cost consultant or builder.

 

If desired, a short animated video of the design can also be provided for a more interactive experience. If a physical representation is preferred, we can also 3D-print a small model for you to keep.

  • Pre-Design Analysis

  • Floor Plans

  • Curated Imagery

  • 3D Renderings

  • Preliminary Advice

  • Design Report

    Extras:
     

  • Video (up to 1 min): $290

  • 3D printed model: $490

Immerse*

Quoted by project

*Available for construction budgets above $500,000 only

This is the traditional full service architecture offering — we will guide you through the process from start to finish. Using our expertise and project management skills, we can approach decisions in a logical, professional manner and help remove the stress from embarking on a new project.

 

Please note; as we are a small studio we can only take on a limited number of full service projects per year.

  • Pre-Design Analysis

  • Floor Plans

  • Curated Imagery

  • 3D Renderings

  • Preliminary Advice

  • Design Report

  • Design Development

  • Town Planning (if required)

  • Builder Selection

  • Construction Drawings

  • Building Permit

Refine

Hourly — quoted by project

At times, you might find you only require occasional advice along the way — perhaps you have some time on your hands to manage the project yourself, or you have dabbled in the industry. 

 

We offer flexibility so you commit only to the time you need, at periodic intervals to ensure the final product is aligned with the original design intent. Some clients prefer to combine this with our 'Experience' offerings in lieu of a full architectural service.

  • Design advice as required

  • Milestone drawing reviews (drawn by others)

  • Contract Administration for 'Immerse' package

Invigorate

From $590

Already commissioned a design but not sure if it's working for you? We offer a design review service, where we provide feedback through comments and sketches to see how the current design can be improved to suit your needs.

  • Design Review Report

 

Not sure where to start, or if we’re a good fit? Sometimes a phone call is easier to see how we can help — let's chat.

FAQ

How long does the process take?


This depends on the package and inclusions you choose. As a high-level guide, we usually allow 2-3 weeks for our ‘Explore’ package, and 3-5 weeks for our ‘Experience’ package. Please note we are a small studio; we appreciate your patience during busy periods as there may be longer lead times. If choosing our ‘Immerse’ package, it can be upwards of 6 months to a year before construction can commence — we’d be happy to take you through the variables influencing this timeline.




Why isn’t there a fee for the full scope of services online?


As cliché as it might sound, each project is unique. It’s difficult for us to have a generic fee for projects beyond Concept Design, as factors such as Town Planning and heritage requirements can change the overall scope and complexity. If you would like to discuss taking your project further, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.




You have some specific ideas – are we flexible?


As a custom design studio your requirements are our priority. We have refined our process to ensure we can deliver a great design you’re happy with through a collaborative approach. We might even surprise you with the solutions we can come up with!




What do we need to get started?


At this point we would have spoken on the phone, met through a video call or had some email correspondence to establish we’re on the same wavelength. Once you’ve accepted the contract and paid the deposit, you will receive a detailed brief to fill out. This is part of a streamlined process to help us have a deeper understanding of your needs, so we can deliver a home that truly reflects your vision.




What about external consultants?


We work with a great team of collaborators to ensure the process flows as smoothly as possible. As your trusty architecture studio, we can help determine who is needed for your project and when, as well as their associated ballpark costs. Make an enquiry — we would love to help.





 

Email —

hello@making-ground.com.au

Call —

+61 452 503 681

Mail —

PO Box 251

Brunswick, Victoria 3056

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