Work with Emma

Would you like to work directly with me one on one?

You can!

‘ .. it has been an honour and pleasure to work with someone who is so patient, rational, professional, meticulous and devoted to their work. As I’ve discovered recently, there’s no adjective for someone with integrity, but if there was, it should be ‘integritous’ – that says it all.‘   Benji Dzienciol | ARCHITECT


Why work with Emma?

You can ask me a question by email or chat with me one on one.

Maybe you would like to run through your ideas to find clarity and direction.

Maybe you’re feeling stuck and would like extra information to point you in the right direction.

Maybe you would like to touch base to have a fresh informed perspective before heading back on your journey.

Maybe you are submitting a Development Application or Building Application and aren’t sure of what is required by you.

Maybe you would like to find your architectural language and apply it to your project, but you need a little help along the way.

If you’re feeling a little lost, unclear on something or would just like confirmation on your ideas – you are not alone – you can ask me.


I can help you interpret your ideas, your feelings or experiences to form a space that represents them

I can help you use materials or items you already have to make something new

I can help you select materials which suit you and your place

I can help you make a plan for how to put it all together

I can help you overcome fears and navigate you through a somewhat daunting process

 

‘Emma is great to work with. She asked the right questions to really understand what we wanted and turned our ideas into a design both beautiful and functional, that we are excited about living in. She really listens - she took our jumble of ideas and turned them into an amazing design, and was great at answering all our questions along the way.’ Kathryn Jacobsen, CLIENT

 

Let’s get started!

Working with me is for you if.

-         You want to have architecture in your everyday life, but aren’t sure how to achieve it and can’t afford to employ an architect for full services.

-         You want to consider your building with you in mind rather than a one size fits all approach.

-         You have an existing building you are planning to up date or add to.

-         You have a piece of land you want to build on.

-         You want to have a building which is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

-         You need some guidance to navigate the process to design and build.

-         You would like to brainstorm a strategy or process which suits your needs.

-         You need some confidence in problem solving design or construction ideas.

-         You need someone to bounce ideas off with relation to selection of materials or products.

-         You have found the perfect block of land but are unsure where to site your building.

-         You are preparing to submit a Development Application or Building Application and would like to clarify requirements.

-         You have your plot of land and ideas, but you are not sure which is the best option to take to build.

-         You have collected colour samples, and would like to chat through your colour scheme.

-         You would like to chat to understand the building process and which parts apply to you.

 
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Here’s what we can do together.

-         Find clarity and confidence

-         Make informed decisions

-         Build a purposeful plan of action for moving forward

-         Get you doing, not just thinking

Here’s How we can work together.

Architecture speaks in a particular language. I believe that an architect is an interpreter.

We take information from people and place and interpret it into a built form. It is a profession of collaboration.

Therefore my style also follows that approach. Someone once wrote that I ‘managed [myself] with professionalism and dealt with difficult situations with calmness and humour.’

Questions and Chats.

Our Question-Answers or our Chat would ideally leave you feeling positive, productive and more well informed than when you first met me. We would always end a Chat with an action plan to set you moving forward to meet your goals.

Initially, I will ask that you fill out a Questionnaire to return to me before we begin so that I can understand your project and your aim for working with me.

I hope that when we meet you will come with all the information and questions that you have so that we can address them together. You can expect that I will also arrive prepared to ensure we can maximise our time together.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

‘Supporting Emma’s strong organisational skill is a very solid knowledge of construction materials and construction techniques Emma has built herself. She has building skills which many practising architects have not developed. In my opinion, experience in construction and the working of building materials is essential to being a good architect.’ Colin Armstrong | ARCHITECT

 
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Choose an Option that Suits You

 

One on One ASK Quick Questions

S e n d t h r o u g h y o u r q u e s t i o n s a s y o u t h i n k o f t h e m .

This is an entirely bespoke experience, so what you ask me about is entirely up to you.

What is included:

-        Connect directly with me to ask a question at any time by email within a one month period.

-        You will receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to me prior to sending through your questions so that I understand your project.

-        The time frame for asking your quick questions will commence on the day and time your return your Questionnaire.

-        You will receive a written Response to each question sent by email and returned within 48 hours of receiving each question.

This option for working one on one is designed for quick questions with quick responses. For example, a single line question which will give you a two line response. If you have more detailed questions which require more detail in their responses, please refer to an alternative one on one option below which might better suit your needs.

When you add this option to your cart and have finished the transaction, you will receive a Questionnaire in your inbox.

Your time frame for asking your quick questions will commence on the day and time you return your Questionnaire to me.

Get your quick questions answered!

Your investment AU$300

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One on One Ask a Detailed Question

S e n d m e a q u e s t i o n t h a t r e q u i r e s a d e t a i l e d r e s p o n s e .

This is an entirely bespoke experience, so what you ask me about is entirely up to you.

What is included:

-        Connect directly with me by email to have your detailed question answered.

-        You will receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to me with your question so that I understand your project and the particular issue you would like answered.

-        You will receive a detailed written Response to your question, including action items as well as useful tips or references, to help you move forward.

This option for working one on one is designed for more detailed questions with a more detailed response. For example, a question which runs a paragraph or page and requires a similar length response to cover your needs.

When you add this option to your cart and have finished the transaction, you will receive a Questionnaire in your inbox.

Return your Questionnaire and Question to me by email to receive a response!

Get your question answered in detail!

Your Investment AU$300

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One on One Second Set of Eyes

S e n d t h r o u g h y o u r d o c u m e n t s a n d I c a n t a k e a l o o k a t t h e m .

What is included:

-        Connect directly with me to send your drawings or written documents through in pdf format to have a second set of eyes take a look at them, with a limit of five items. For example, one drawing equals one item and 10 pages of a written document equals one item. Any additional pages will be measured as a separate document up to 10 pages and so on.

-        You will receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to me with your documents so that I understand your project and the particular issues you would like a second set of eyes to see.

-        You will receive written Notes responding to the particular issues you have raised.

-        You will receive additional written Comments relating to the each drawing or written document.

-        Response to the items sent will be returned by email within one week.

When you add this option to your cart and have finished the transaction, you will receive a Questionnaire in your inbox.

Return your Questionnaire and Documents to me by email to receive a response!

Have a second set of eyes look over your document!

Your investment AU$500

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One on One One Time Chat

S i t d o w n f o r a c u p p a a n d a c h a t .

This is an entirely bespoke experience, so what we chat about is entirely up to you.

What is included:

-        Connect directly with me for a Chat one on one.

-        You will receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to me prior to our chat so that I understand your project and the particular issues you would like to run through.

-        We will have 90 Minutes of Chat One on One.

  • We can Chat in person locally if you are located between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales.

  • We can Chat by Facetime, Whats App, Skype or Phone if you are local or located elsewhere.

-        You will receive written Notes from our Chat sent in pdf format by email.

-        You will receive a written Plan of Action, including any useful tips or references, to help you move forward.

When you add this option to your cart and have finished the transaction, you will receive a Questionnaire in your inbox.

Return your Questionnaire to me by email so that we can arrange a time to chat!

Run through things one on one!

Your Investment AU$400

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One on One Get on Track

T o u c h b a s e w h e n e v e r y o u n e e d t o .

This is an entirely bespoke experience, so what we chat about is entirely up to you.

What is Included:

-        Connect directly with me for a chat one on one and ask a question at any time by email within a 6 month period.

-        You will receive a Questionnaire to complete and return to me prior to our first chat so that I understand your project and the particular issues you would like to run through.

-        We will have Seven One on One Chats each lasting 60 Minutes occurring at times scheduled to suit you, with one to begin the process and one to finish up.

  • We can Chat in person locally if you are located between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains.

  • We can Chat by Facetime, Whats App, Skype or Phone if you are local or located elsewhere.

-        You will receive written Notes from each Chat sent by email in pdf format.

-        You will receive a written Plan of Action, including any useful tips or references, to help you move forward after each chat.

- You can contact me by email with quick questions at any time within the 6 month period.

-        Response to questions sent by email will be returned within 48 hours.

When you add this option to your cart and have finished the transaction, you will receive a Questionnaire in your inbox.

Return your Questionnaire to me by email so that we can arrange a time to chat!

Bring your ideas to reality!

Your Investment AU$2,400

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 ‘Emma was diligent and set high standards for herself and others … She managed herself with professionalism and dealt with difficult situations with calmness and humour.’ Graham Taylor | ARCHITECT

 
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One on One IN-HOUSE OUT-OF-HOUSE ARCHITECT

A r c h i t e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s t o h e l p y o u w h e n y o u n e e d t h e m .

Are you a business who needs an architect sometimes, but doesn’t need to employ someone full time?

I can be your in-house architect working out-of-house whenever you need me.

Do you need to ask a question?

Do you need to have something drawn up?

Do you need a report or technical specification written?

Do you need help co-ordinating information?

Do you have any problems with a construction contract you would like to chat through?

Do you need a second set of eyes?

This is an entirely bespoke experience, so what do you need!

I have a variety of experience with different client types, different budgets and building types in all stages of the process to design and build architecture.

I am fast, friendly and professional. I am sure I can help you with whatever you need!

You can ask me to come along for the whole ride, or to only join you when you need me.

What is Included:

-        Connect directly with me for a chat one on one and communicate with me at any time by email or phone for the duration of our working together. We can chat in person, by phone or video chat such as FaceTime, What’s App or similar.

-        I would like to meet with you face to face at least once within this process. If you are between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, I will travel to you at no cost. If you live in another place within Australia, I can travel to you at the cost of the travel outside of this location. The cost of travel is additional to the your investment for this part. Get in touch to discuss your location.

-        Preparation and delivery of drawings and written documentation in formats to suit your requirements.

-        Review of the documents I prepare or that you provide with those of other consultants to co-ordinate with your needs and each others.

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One on One TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURAL SERVICES

T r a d i t i o n a l a r c h i t e c t u r a l s e r v i c e s t o h e l p y o u d e s i g n a n d b u i l d a r c h i t e c t u r e s p e c i f i c t o y o u .

Are you looking for someone to help you find architecture specific to you?

This is an entirely bespoke experience.

You can ask me to come along for the whole ride, or just join you for a part of your journey.

What is Included:

-        Information noted in each part of the process below.

-        Connect directly with me for a chat one on one and ask a question at any time by email for the duration of our working together. We can chat in person, by phone or video chat such as FaceTime, What’s App or similar.

-        You will receive useful tips and references to help you move forward in your architectural journey.

PART 01: GATHER INFORMATION

This part of the process is SO important - it sets you up for every other step you take along the way and helps avoid issues before they become a problem.

You can ask me to gather information for you that you can take to another professional to help you design and build architecture specific to you, such as a building designer, draftsman, design and construction organisation, project home builder or similar.

-        You will receive a lot of questions from me and you will provide answers where you can.

-        I will investigate and gather all of the information you are missing.

-        You will receive documents from me that will be useful for the duration of your project. They will help you communicate with others including professionals about the architecture you are making. They will ultimately help you design and build your architecture.

The documents will include:

  • PURPOSE - A document to clarify your end goal. This is what you want to have achieved at the end of the day, and will help inform all of the decisions along your journey.

  • PROPERTY INFORMATION - A document where all the information about your PLACE. This document will develop as you put the information together is located.

  • ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN BRIEF - A document where all the information about your WHO + all the information to describe your WHAT is located.

  • PROGRAM - A preliminary program showing your budget and time frame for how your architecture will come together. This document will develop as you put the information together.

  • PARTS SCHEDULE - A preliminary schedule of the materials, finishes and ‘parts’ that will make up your architecture. This document will develop as you put the information together.

-        I would like to meet with you face to face at least once within this process to get to know you and to see your place. If you live between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, I will travel to you at no cost. If you live in another place within Australia, I can travel to you at the cost of the travel outside of this location. The cost of travel is additional to the your investment for this part. Get in touch to discuss your location.

-        Your investment for this part does not include any fees, including costs to obtain information for you or to engage any specialist consultants such as a land surveyor. It does also not include preparation of any other documents than those mentioned here.

PART 02: PUT THE INFORMATION TOGETHER

It is not possible to complete this part of the process without having gathered information first.

-        You will receive a lots of questions from me and you will provide answers where you can.

-        I will investigate and gather all the information you are missing, with the exception of information noted in Part 01.

-        You will receive documents from me that will be useful for the duration of your project. They will help you communicate with others including professionals about the architecture you are making. They will ultimately help you design and build your architecture.

The documents will include:

  • PATTERNS of Design Specific to You - A design that reflects an architectural language specific to you. This includes a Design Matrix and drawings to describe the design of architecture specific to you.

  • A PLAN - A way to move forward to make your architecture a reality.

  • PROFESSIONALS - A list of professionals who you will employ to be a part of your team to help you make your architecture a reality.

  • PERMIT PREP - Preparation of documents required for a Planning | Development Application and Building Permit. These documents do not include any prepared by specialist consultants, though I would co-ordinate information with them. I can help you complete a BASIX Certificate, complete application forms and the like. Some information will need to be prepared by a specialist consultant.

  • PERMIT - This includes responding to queries and requests for information from your permit authority as well as preparing a Checklist for all of your permit requirements to show who and when each requirement is required to be enacted.

  • PAPERS - Preparation of documents for tender and construction, including drawings, schedules and written specifications.

-      I would like to meet with you face to face at least once within this process. If you live between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, I will travel to you at no cost. If you live in another place within Australia, I can travel to you at the cost of the travel that is additional to the overall fee. Get in touch to discuss your location.

-        Your investment for this part does not include any fees, including costs to obtain information for you, permits or to engage any specialist consultants. It does also not include gathering the information noted in Part 01 or preparation of any other documents than those mentioned here.

PART 03: HELP YOU BUILD THE REALITY

It is not possible to complete this part of the process without having put the information together first. However, if someone else has helped you to put the information together, I can help you to build the reality.

-        I will assume that all of the information required to build your architecture is included in the information you have put together.

-        I will review the information you have put together and advise you if there is any information missing that you will required to build your architecture.

-        I will assist you to tender your architecture to contractors. Your investment assumes that this will be a single construction contract with a single main or head contractor.

-        You will receive documents from me that will be useful for you and the construction of your architecture.

The documents will include:

  • PROCUREMENT - Advice for which construction contract will suit you and your architecture, selection of a tender process and tendering the documents, as well as tender process documents including Tender Queries Schedule, any required addenda and the like.

  • PACT - Assistance in formulating the construction contract with your preferred contractor.

  • COMMENCE - Assisting you in your role in commencing to build your architecture and following up with the Contractor with relation to their responsibilities, including documents or items required to be delivered, a Start-Up Meeting, minutes from that meeting and the like.

  • PROGRESS - Assisting you in your role in completing the building of your architecture and following up with the Contractor with relation to their responsibilities, including documents or items required to be delivered, regular Site Meetings, minutes from each meeting and the like. The number of site meetings required during this part of the process may vary, however are required generally once every 2-4 weeks while your architecture is being built.

  • COMPLETE - Assisting you in your role in completing the building of your architecture and following up with the Contractor with relation to their responsibilities, including documents or items required to be delivered, a Handover Meeting, minutes from that meeting and the like.

-      I would like to meet with you face to face at least once within this process, preferably at the beginning. If you live between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, I will travel to you at no cost. If you live in another place within Australia, I can travel to you at the cost of the travel that is additional to the overall fee. Get in touch to discuss your location.

-      I will need to travel to the location where you will be building your architecture on a regular basis through this process.If you live between Glenbrook and Lithgow in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, I will travel to you at no cost. If you live in another place within Australia, I can travel to you at the cost of the travel that is additional to the overall fee. Get in touch to discuss your location.

-        Your investment for this part does not include any fees, including costs to obtain information for you, permits or to engage any specialist consultants. It does also not include gathering the information noted in Part 01 or preparing documents noted in Part 02 or preparation of any other documents than those mentioned here.

At the end of the process - architecture specific to you!

Your Investment

PART 01 Gather Information AU $10,000

PART 02 Put the Information Together AU $50,000

PART 03 Help you Build the Reality AU $20,000

Your Total Investment AU$80,000

Although the parts remain the same, the value of the investment for Traditional Architectural Services is for dwellings only.

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Whether you use the little things I have made for you, or whether you would like to work with me one on one, let’s start the journey in working together to find your architectural language and make your little ideas a reality.