Georgina Wilson has been invited to present a seminar at the Sydney East Architects (SEA) speaker series. She will discuss An Architect’s Value: A Fresh Approach to Presenting Architectural Services.
David Springett will also be presenting.
The seminar will take place Tuesday 8th October 2013 6pm start (register from 5.30pm to 5.50pm.)
Tickets are $25 per person (registrations to 5.50pm)/ $30 per person (registrations after 5.50pm.) CPE Credit: 2 Formal Hours.
Venue: Paddington Bowling Club, 2 Quarry Street Paddington. Includes finger foods; drinks will be available at the bar.
Georgina spoke about “Successful design: the value of a transparent experience” and Luigi discussed a modern approach to conservation.
Thank you to all who organised and participated in the event – it was a very interesting evening with a lively discussion following both talks.
Cost of Works:
- Construction Cost
- Architect’s Fees (10%-15% of construction cost)
- Consultant Fees (5%-15% of construction cost, depending on project complexity)
- DA/CC Fees & Certification Fees (varies between Councils, and whether a private certifier is used)
- Contingency Sum (10%-20% of construction cost)
- Builder’s Margin
Other costs to consider:
- Loose Equipment & Electrical Items
- Rental/Accommodation Costs during construction
- Archaeological finds
- Contamination Issues
- Structural problems with existing buildings
- Bushfire prone land
Issues affecting budget:
- A building is the sum of its parts – size matters. The biggest impact on a project cost is the area.
- Builder’s experience and type of building contract
- Site conditions and access
- New building vs. alterations & additions
- The Client provides a design brief, budget and program.
- GWA prepares a Return Brief listing specific project requirements;
- The Client reviews and approves the Return Brief.
- We talk about the process and estimate time required for the proposed works. Project fee is discussed.
- GWA researches and assesses the development controls and authority requirements;
- GWA prepares a DA checklist and Council Code Study;
- GWA assesses conditions, constraints and opportunities of the site based on a site visit, survey and photos; (other consultants may need to be engaged depending on site conditions)
- GWA assists the Client with the engagement of a building surveyor to undertake a site survey;
- GWA prepares a set of ‘as existing’ drawings of any existing structures on the property, including plans and elevations;
- Meetings with the Client as required.
- GWA produces drawings that show the general planning and proposed style of the design options;
- The Client reviews options and recommends updates. GWA incorporates changes or refinements based on this feedback;
- GWA reviews the proposed design in relation to planning controls;
- GWA may suggest a Pre-DA meeting with Council;
- GWA provides preliminary sketch design documents, including basic materials and finishes, for costing by Quantity Surveyor or Builder if required;
- Meetings with the Client as required;
- The Client signs off approved concept design before proceeding to next phase of work.
Georgina will be giving a talk as part of the Architects on Show series on the 8th of August at Randwick Council. All welcome.
What do you do at GWA? I enjoy working with clients on makeovers of their most cherished environments.
What were you doing before you joined GWA? After university I had extensive experience designing and managing projects of different scale and type. After living in France with my family, I had the opportunity to reflect on where to take my career, and GWA grew organically from there.
What do you do that’s not related to Architecture?
I play with my three kids, enter in local fun runs and love a quiet dinner with my husband.