Architectural Design

At Shore Architectural for us to successfully design a structure from concept to completion we need as much input from the client as possible so that we design what they want not what we think they want. This involves initially an onsite meeting with subsequent further meetings throughout the design process, we prefer to be able to look at the site where accessible to enable us to design within the parameters required.

Our initial sketches are taken from basic sketches from the client, some of which have been on lunch wrappers or photographs, all this helps the client to visualize the journey as well as the final design.

Our initial sketches are taken from basic sketches from the client, some of which have been on lunch wrappers or photographs, all this helps the client to visualize the journey as well as the final design.

​Concept Design

Concept Design is the first stage of the design process, where you tell us your wants and needs for your development. You tell us “I’ve always wanted…” and we work to incorporate this into the design.

Developed Design

Once you have found and agreed on a concept you like, we develop the design further in preparation for consent drawings. It is here that we confirm with you the materials and finishes you wish to use. Concept and Developed Design usually coincide together.

Working Drawings

From the Developed Design we progress to the Working Drawings (plans). These plans along with further documentation is what makes up consent documentation which is required for tender or resource consent, and we do it for you if required.